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Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation Awards Grant to Support Everett Elementary School’s Fuel Up to Play 60 Program

Lincoln Rotary Club #14 Foundation awarded Everett Elementary School in the Lincoln Public School District $1,500 to support the school’s Fuel Up to Play 60 youth wellness program. With this grant, Everett Elementary will receive a Fuel Up to Play 60 Coach working with Midwest Dairy Council. The Fuel Up to Play 60 coach will assist the school in their efforts to create a healthy school environment for their more than 480 students. Implementing the Fuel Up to Play 60 program will allow for greater student participation in the program’s initiatives, focusing on both healthy eating and physical activity.
 
“Rotary 14 adopted Everett Elementary as one of our primary service efforts,” noted Mark Stephens, President of the club. “Our members have enthusiastically endorsed this effort and they’re looking forward to volunteering to help at the school.” Everett Elementary School is located just south of Downtown Lincoln. A high percentage of the students in the school come from families faced with financial challenges.
 
“One of the goals of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program is to not only encourage kids to live a healthy, active lifestyle, but to also build confidence and leadership skills among those who participate in the program,” says Susan Stibal, President of the Lincoln Rotary Foundation “That is why we are thrilled to see Everett Elementary receive these funds. This will allow the students to have the coaching and mentoring they need to succeed with the program.”
 
To learn more about Fuel Up to Play 60 or find out how schools, students or supporters can join the program, please visit FuelUpToPlay60.com.


Published: February 8, 2017, Updated: February 8, 2017