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For Immediate Release
May 26, 2021

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Department of Education Congratulates Three NH Schools to Receive New $100K Don’t Quit! Fitness Centers

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu and the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils announced that the Groveton School (Groveton, NH), Londonderry Middle School (Londonderry, NH), and Portsmouth Middle School (Portsmouth, NH), will each receive a new $100,000 state-of-the-art fitness center as part of the Foundation's Don't Quit! campaign.

“Healthy kids are the foundation of a healthy state,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Thanks to Jake and the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, these three schools are on their way to getting state-of-the-art fitness centers that will help foster a healthy lifestyle from an early age. I look forward to joining Jake and his team when these centers are ready to be unveiled.”

These state-of-the-art Don't Quit! Fitness Centers will be unveiled during ribbon cutting ceremonies this fall.

A copy of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Council's release can be found below:

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu and fitness icon Jake (Body by Jake) Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils (NFGFC), announced the three New Hampshire schools that were selected to each receive a state-of-the-art $100,000 DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center. The multi-million dollar DON’T QUIT! Campaign has named Groveton School in Groveton, Londonderry Middle School in Londonderry and Portsmouth Middle School in Portsmouth as the state’s most outstanding schools for demonstrating leadership in getting and keeping their students fit. This year, the NFGFC program will have completed 40 states and will make its way into all 50 states in the coming years.

“Healthy kids are the foundation of a healthy state,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Thanks to Jake and the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, these three schools are on their way to getting state-of-the-art fitness centers that will help foster a healthy lifestyle from an early age. I look forward to joining Jake and his team when these centers are ready to be unveiled.”

“We had an overwhelming response from elementary and middle schools throughout the great state of New Hampshire. None of this would have been possible without the incredible support of Governor Sununu, who helped make this campaign a huge success by putting the health and well-being of children first,” said Mr. Steinfeld. “Three schools really embodied our mission of building a nation of the fittest, healthiest kids in the world. I’m thrilled to announce that Groveton School, Londonderry Middle School and Portsmouth Middle School are all being awarded a brand new $100,000 DON’T QUIT! Fitness Centers. Congratulations to all, we look forward to visiting these three schools during our ribbon cutting ceremonies this fall!”

Each fitness center is financed through public/private partnerships with companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, Wheels Up and Nike, and does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding. Fitness in Motion provides all the fitness equipment, which is manufactured right here in the United States. The foundation’s goal is to build a nation of the fittest, healthiest kids in the world.

These state-of-the-art DON’T QUIT! Fitness Centers will be unveiled during ribbon cutting ceremonies this fall.

For more information about the National Foundation, visit https://natgovfit.org/.

About The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils:

The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) seeks to encourage and reward innovation in the field of youth fitness by awarding fitness centers to schools that use new and unique methods to promote student physical activity and wellness. The NFGFC envisions a fitness center in every school in the U.S., helping to build a nation that— through innovation and a “DON’T QUIT!” attitude—boasts the fittest kids in the world. Since 2012, the NFGFC has delivered fitness centers in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Georgia, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, California, New Mexico, Connecticut, Virginia, Illinois, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Ohio, Washington, Wisconsin, Arizona, Maryland, Louisiana, Oregon, Colorado, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Rhode Island, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky and Indiana. In 2021, are gifting fitness centers to four more states including New Hampshire, Mississippi, Maine, and North Carolina.

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