The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD) kicked off the 1st GET MOVING NY Events that took place around New York State during National Physical Education and Sport Week May 1-7, 2013.
The Center for Disease Control recommends 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. In an effort to spread this word, the NYS AHPERD organized the 1st GET MOVING NY Events to combat obesity and promote fitness. Acknowledging that more than one-third of adults (35.7%) in the United States are obese, and, obesity affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States, triple the rate from just one generation ago, we need to do all we can to reverse this health crisis.
“Our aim is to encourage parents and teachers to help children explore a wide variety of physical activities to determine what they like and encourage them to participate in those activities on a regular basis. We utilize this nationwide occasion to raise obesity awareness and emphasize the value of physical education in schools. Physical education is important in fostering physically active students with healthy life-long habits,” says Srecko Mavrek, President-Elect, the NYC Zone of the NYS AHPERD.
The NYC Zone of the NYS AHPERD in partnership with the School Wellness Councils of Fordham Leadership Academy and West Bronx Academy for the Future hosted two events at Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus in the Bronx last Saturday – the 1st NYC Schools’ Hula-Hoop Championship and the 1st NYC Schools’ Free Throw & Three-Point Contest.
Totally 65 students from 9 NYC public schools participated in these events. They received a free GET MOVING NY t-shirt and different promotion material. The winners will receive plaques at the awards ceremony next month.
The winners of the 1st NYC Schools’ Free Throw Contest:
1. place: Tanvir Miah, 9th grade (Fordham Leadership Academy)
2. place: Luis Arias, 9th grade (Fordham Leadership Academy)
3. place: Ricky Frith, 8th grade (KAPPA IV)
The winners of the 1st NYC Schools’ Three-Point Contest:
1. place: Jeffrey Nkrumah, 11th grade (KAPPA International High School)
2. place: Tanvir Miah, 9th grade (Fordham Leadership Academy)
3. place: Charles Mcdonald, 9th grade (Fordham Leadership Academy)
The winners of the 1st NYC Schools’ Hula-Hoop Championship:
Patrice Harris, 11th grade (Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Visual Arts) and
Scarlet Grullon, 6th grade (West Bronx Academy for the Future).
About NYS AHPERD
NYS AHPERD is a professional organization that supports, encourages, facilitates, advocates and promotes physically active and healthy lifestyles through school and community programs in health education, physical education, recreation and dance. For more information, please visit here.
For more information about these events or NYS AHPERD, please contact:
President-Elect, the NYC Zone of the NYS AHPERD
Office: 718-733-8100 Ext. 761