CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Three Wyoming schools will receive a fitness center from a national foundation based on their leadership in supporting students’ fitness, Gov. Mark Gordon’s office announced today.
Gordon and National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils Chairman Jake Steinfield said the following schools will receive a state-of-the-art, $100,000 DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center: Arapahoe School, Lander Middle School and Sheridan Junior High School, according to a news release.
“Congratulations to these three schools, whose submissions showed their dedication to student health and well-being,” Gordon said. “I look forward to seeing the results once the fitness centers are complete.”
Steinfield said the schools really embodied the foundation’s mission to build a nation of the fittest, healthiest kids in the world. The foundation received a tremendous response from schools and looks forward to visiting the schools for ribbon-cutting ceremonies in the fall.
Public-private partnerships with companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Elevance Health Foundation and Nike finance the fitness centers, without taxpayer dollars or state funding, the release said. Fit Supply provides fitness equipment.
The foundation will gift fitness centers to 40 states in 2023, the release said. It plans to reach all 50 states in the coming years.