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Mylan Park Elementary School
UnitedHealthcare’s Do Good. Live Well campaign has brought their efforts to West Virginia to kick off AMPED. A morning exercise program designed to prime kids brains for learning before their busy school day begins.
Through PHIT America’s GO! Grants, AMPED launched at Mylan Park on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Mylan Park Elementary had nearly all 560 Patriots join in for the fun, active and AMPlified morning.
KIDS in the GAME founders John Ballantine and Natalie Hummel flew out for the exciting event; accompanied by UnitedHealthcare’s Social Responsibility liaison, Sarah Ball and a handful of volunteers from UnitedHealthcare. Principal Anne Lupo and PE Teacher Alexis McCarthy welcomed the group and together they had a terrific event.
Natalie Hummel recalls, “Kids loved it! Everyone was AMPED!”
Kids at Mylan Park brought their excise indoors for the morning due to unexpected rain. Music was blasting, kids were running, smiling, and chatting with their peers as volunteers and staff engaged with kids and motivated them throughout the morning. All the excitement and fun turned into extra minutes of exercise as the kids rushed from AMPED into their classes for the morning.
Sara, John, and Natalie continued the AMPlified experience by visiting every classroom and connecting with students while answering questions kids had about AMPED and the importance of exercise.
Principal Lupo and PE Teacher McCarthy have plans to bring the whole school; teachers, students, administration, all staff, once a month down the road to the “Big Track.” Students will get the chance to get AMPED, utilize their community, and engage and challenge different members of Mylan Park Elementary School staff.
We love to hear how schools customize AMPED in their school and community! If you have an AMPED story you want to share email [email protected]
Thank you, UnitedHealthcare for supporting Mylan Park Patriots through GO! Grants.
Stay tuned for upcoming AMPED launches as KIDS in the GAME, PHIT America, and our partners team up to bring AMPED all across America with Wheelie Across America 2.0. Kurt Osburn is attempting to break his current world record for, “Longest Wheelie,” all while making stops at schools along his route and promoting physical activity.