PHITAmerica Go Grants helping thousands of kids get active

From our Partners at PHITAmerica.org

PHIT AMERICA GO! GRANTS – A SUPERSTAR-WINNING PROGRAM

We have now helped 150,000 kids get active and moving in our school-based physical activity programs. To date, PHIT America with the help of its sponsors, has invested over $1,000,000 in the PHIT America GO! Grants program. Our success is in many ways attributed to our great partners, KIDS in the GAME who have implemented our GO! Grants.

“We are proud to get more kids active and playing sports while fighting the ‘Inactivity Pandemic’,” says Jim Baugh, Founder of PHIT America. “We have beaten our projections and our average cost per child is less than $15. That is an incredibly small price to pay for the transformative power exercise has on these kids’ academic, physical and emotional health. The PHIT America GO! Grants are changing lives. We are doubling kids physical activity levels…adding 85 minutes of physical activity per week. Our cost per child is less than $15 per child. We will put this program and our cost per child up against ANY program in the USA.”

SPONSORS STEP UP – GO THE EXTRA MILE

A few key sponsors have driven up the results for the PHIT America GO! Grants. ASICS became the first Platinum Sponsor by pledging an additional $50,000 to PHIT America through a special consumer-centric Global Running Day fundraising initiative in late May/early June of this year. The majority of these funds will impact GO! Grants in California, Hawaii, and Texas in the 2017/18 school year. ASICS is planning other promotional events later this year which will benefit PHIT America and get more kids ‘off the couch’ and active through the GO! Grants program.

Two other major sponsors have gone the extra mile. Recently in Chicago, Life Fitness provided PHIT America GO! Grants to 11 elementary schools in the greater Chicago area. Then, with the help of its PR firm, Edelman & Associates, Life Fitness told the story throughout the greater Chicago area. See the great promotional video which Life Fitness produced HERE. Earlier this year, Technogym with the help of its PR firm, NikeComm, supported schools in northern New Jersey and then exposed their efforts and results to the general media in the greater New York City area.

JOIN OUR ‘MOVEMENT’ – WE MUST WORK TOGETHER TO FIGHT THE INACTIVITY TRENDS

There is no question the ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ is getting worse. Kids are getting increasingly inactive and addicted to electric devices. Our programs – GO! Grants, educational tools, The PHIT Act and a new event in 2018, PHIT America Month – fight the negative trends of the sports & fitness industry.

Please don’t think the ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ will just turn around. We need everyone to be proactive and join our ‘Movement’. If you want to help us get America more Active, FIt & Healthy, please contact Jim@PHITAmerica.org. We have a support level for every size company or organization.

 

PHIT Act ‘Looking Very Positive’

From our partners at PHITAmerica.org:

Many of you may be wondering about the chances for passing the PHIT Act with the new administration and makeup in Congress. Well, in talking to our partners at the SFIA, the mood is very positive. Here are some comments I have received which makes us confident:

 

 

  • Trump and the GOP Congress have made Healthcare their top priority
  • Trump and the GOP Congress want to expand HSAs
  • The PHIT Act is only widely supported HSA expansion bill with more democrat co-sponsors the republicans
  • House tax chairman is the former lead sponsor of the PHIT Act
  • The Senate tax chairman dropped his physical activity language in HSA reform bill and replaced it with the PHIT Act language
  • There will be multiple health and tax reform bills in next few months
  • We have done all the leg work. The general consensus is this is the year due to Healthcare reform

    Thanks to all our sponsors for supporting our non-stop efforts to pass the PHIT Act!

U.S. kids ranked nearly last

Another alarm is being sounded by our partners at PHIT America.org. Incredibly, in a fitness test comparing our children to others around the world, children from the United States ranked 47th out of 50. Take a look at how the tests were conducted and who were the fittest nations here. We need to support PHIT and their GO! Grants that fund elementary school physical education programs.

PHIT GO! Grants help kids go!

For the second straight year thousands of school children will have a better opportunity to enjoy physical education programs because of our partner, PHIT America’s GO! Grants. The grants provide a much needed shot in the arm to schools around the country lacking resources to adequetley allow their students the activity they need and deserve.

Inactivity Pandemic worsens

According to our partners at PHITAmerica.org, 2015 saw another decline in the number of Americans who would be considered active enough to promote good health. This is especially prevalent in children. We need to get daily PE in every school and begin encouraging good fitness behavior in our youth. Supporting your local youth sports leagues is a good start.