Neil Armstrong Middle School in Forest Grove is one of three Oregon schools chosen for a National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Award of a $100,000 fitness center after an application and review conducted by the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils as part of the 'Don't Quit!' campaign.
"Congratulations to Neil Armstrong Middle School, Weston Middle School and Oaklea Middle School in Junction City on their selection. It's no secret that when healthy eating and exercise are introduced during adolescence, young people continue to make those good decisions throughout their lives," said Governor Kate Brown, who thanked the Foundation for helping the schools to promote active lifestyles in young Oregonians.
NFGFC Chairman Jake Steinfeld said the new fitness centers would have a lasting impact on students and their communities now and well into their future.
The NAMS fitness center will be opened this fall. Centers are financed through public/private partnerships and use no taxpayer dollars. All public and private elementary and private schools were eligible to apply for the Don't Quit! campaign. The NFGFC's goal is to place fitness centers in all 50 states.