Hiseville Elementary School receives $100,000 grant for a fitness center

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HISEVILLE, Ky. – Governor Andy Beshear and Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, announced yesterday that Hiseville Elementary School in Barren county has been selected to receive $100,000 in grant money toward a state-of-the-art DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center.

“This has been an extraordinary year. Even though COVID-19 impacted the school year, our DON’T QUIT! Campaign received an overwhelming response from schools around the great state of Kentucky. We had many exceptional entries this year, but three schools really embodied our mission of building a nation of the fittest, healthiest kids in the world,” said Mr. Steinfeld. “Because of the exceptional students and staff who are excited to make fitness a daily part of their lives, the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils is awarding Stuart Academy/Frost Sixth-Grade Academy, Hiseville Elementary School and Wurtland Middle School with new fitness centers that will have a lasting impact on kids and their communities now, and well into their future! Congratulations to these three schools and to every school that participated in the campaign. We look forward to our DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center ribbon cutting ceremonies later in the year!”

“Every child deserves the support and resources they need to stay healthy,” said Gov. Beshear. “As parents to two young children, Britainy and I know that physical activity improves kids’ mental health and confidence, too – something that’s more important than ever as we all face so much uncertainty during this pandemic. Congratulations to these three schools who will each receive a new fitness center, and thank you to Jake Steinfeld and the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) for making this possible.”

This year’s awards bring the total number of states receiving such grants to 36. The NFGFC program plans to cover all 50 states in coming years. Each fitness center is financed through a public/private partnership with companies and does not rely on taxpayer monies or state funding. TuffStuff Fitness International provides all the fitness equipment, which is manufactured in the United States.