Two Seattle Area Schools Receive Fitness Grants from SUBWAY® restaurants
Seattle-Tacoma, WA [October 19, 2012] – SUBWAY® restaurants announced today the grand-prize winners in the SUBWAY FRESH FIT® “Get Fit Like the Seahawks” Video and Poster Competition. The two grand prize winners, Emily, 3rd grade, Lakeland Hills Elementary (Auburn, WA) and Elizabeth, 4th grade, Lawton Elementary (Seattle, WA), each received an awards package including an autographed Seahawks football, tickets to the November 4 Seahawks game vs. Vikings, $500 in SUBWAY® Cards, and a $1,000 fitness grant for their school to purchase new equipment and education resources.
Runners up in the contest, each receiving a $100 SUBWAY® Card and tickets to the November 4 Seahawks game vs. Vikings, are: Killian, 2nd grade, Martin Sortun Elementary (Kent, WA); Ivy, 1st grade, James Sales Elementary (Parkland, WA); and Zac, 3rd grade, Frantz Coe Elementary (Seattle, WA).
Click here to view the winning videos.
“It was great to reward the students for their initiative, creativity and active lifestyle,” said Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin. “These students are committed to staying healthy and fit and have set a great example for their friends and families.”
SUBWAY® restaurants partnered with the Seattle Seahawks to promote health and fitness in the community through the video and poster contest. Since athletes have to work hard to maintain their physical condition, local public, private, and homeschooled students ages 5 to 14 were asked to show how they “Get Fit Like the Seahawks,” by either drawing on a poster board or recording a video.
Obesity rates in Washington have almost doubled in the past 15 years according to a study released by Trust for America’s Health. The study reveals that 11.1 percent of children and adolescents in Washington are considered obese. Obesity in children is generally caused by a lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns or a combination of both.
No purchase was necessary to participate. The contest was administered by The Summit Group.
For more information, visit FreshFitSeattle.com.
About SUBWAY® restaurants
With over 37,000 locations in 100 countries, SUBWAY® restaurant is the world’s largest restaurant franchise. For more information about the SUBWAY® franchise visit Subway.com or SubwayFreshBuzz.com. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc. © 2012 Doctor’s Associates Inc.
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