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Foundation Awards Healthy Youth Oregon Grant to Grout Elementary

    The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Grout Elementary in Southeast Portland at a student assembly this afternoon. The grant is part of the foundation’s Healthy Youth Oregon initiative, which awards $10,000 grants to support projects that provide opportunities for student participation in physical activities. This grant will allow Grout Elementary students to experience the benefits of Playworks, a nationwide non-profit organization that provides full-time “coaches” to low-income, urban schools, where they transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity throughout the school day.

    “Our students learn life lessons through sports and play and they learn the importance of a healthy body and mind to their success in school and in life,” said Susan McElroy, principal of Grout Elementary. “We thank the Oregon Sports Authority for their support.”

    The Healthy Youth Oregon initiative typically awards $10,000 grants towards a project that will engage student participation to support at least one of the following goals: increased PE in school; after school sports opportunities; and increased opportunities for youth to safely walk/bike to school. The grant can be used to help launch an idea or develop an existing project or program. Eligible applicants for a Healthy Youth Oregon grant can include student bodies, school districts, schools, PTA’s, park bureaus, cities, and other organizations.

    The first Healthy Youth Oregon grant was awarded in September of 2010 to Franklin High School, and is now funding a new intramural sports program. The grant was awarded following a survey that showed more than 300 Franklin students have a strong interest in participating in intramural sports programs. The Franklin High School intramural program is free to students who choose to sign up. The $10,000 received helped to purchase sports equipment, and provide instructors, incentives and prizes.

    — September 9, 2011


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