LOCAL NON PROFIT HAS BEEN NAMED WINNER OF A NATIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CONTEST
The 100 Mile Club Named National Winner!
The 100 Mile Club® was one of two organizations named national winner of The Active Schools Acceleration Project (An Innovation Competition funded by a consortium of the nation’s leading health plans) which identified and rewarded the most creative, impactful, and scalable school-based programs and technologies to promote children’s physical activity. With the encouragement of First Lady Michelle Obama, the Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP), a ChildObesity180 initiative, launched the competition in a commitment with the Partnership for a Healthier America.
The 100 Mile Club is a simple, innovative, sustainable program improving the quality of life for kids and the entire family. The goal is simple, run or walk 100 miles in a school year. Simple and easy to implement, the program addresses the issue of childhood obesity and inactivity in communities throughout the Inland Empire and beyond. Today the program has expanded to senior communities, group homes for adult with disabilities, businesses and most recent to 29 Palms where service men and women are staying connected with their children. Each year a t-shirt color is selected by participants and used a milestone marker. Whether in Japan, Arkansas or Riverside, The 100 Mile Club® brings commonality to all its participants.