Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2017
Five local schools receive $1,000 grants; P3R has awarded a total of $27,000 in physical education grants since 2011
PITTSBURGH – P3R has announced the 2017 Kids of STEEL Physical Education Grants recipients. This year the following Kids of STEEL sites will be awarded a $1,000 grant: Bradford Woods Elementary (North Allegheny), Cecil Intermediate School (Canon-McMillan), Curtisville Primary Center (Deer Lakes), Jefferson Elementary (West Jefferson Hills) and St. Bernard School (Diocese of Pittsburgh). The schools will be recognized at the Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon on Saturday, May 6.
“With many schools and organizations facing budget cuts, our grants can make a big difference,” said Michele Nichols, Youth Program Manager for P3R. “Knowing that so many students will benefit from the grant program puts a smile on our faces.”
Each year the Kids of STEEL program awards $1,000 physical education grants to five participating sites through a random drawing. Since 2011, P3R has awarded a total of $27,000. Grant recipients have used the funds for gym equipment, a climbing wall, bootcamps, indoor bowling sets, pedometers, an Xbox Kinect with dance games and running club materials.
The Kids of STEEL Program is a physical activity and nutrition program designed to motivate children to pursue quality nutrition and an active lifestyle by incorporating physical activity and healthy eating habits into their daily routine. During the four-month training period children will complete one of three training plans and have the option to complete their program during the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. For more information about Kids of STEEL, visit www.KidsofSteel.org.
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events and health & fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Learn more at: www.P3R.org