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Teacher Workshop – 10/21/14

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On October 21, 2014, Hazel Green Elementary hosted a workshop for Physical Education teachers representing the schools chosen in the north half region of the state to participate in the Wee Can Fight Obesity program. Suzanne Stone, the ASF Foundation’s Physical Education Advisor for the North Region administered the workshop.  Teachers in attendance were provided a tutorial […]

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Summer Health and PE Conference

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The Wee Can Fight Obesity program, a product of the ASF Foundation, was an official sponsor of the Summer Health and PE Conference that took place July 30 through August 1, 2014 at the 4-H Center in Columbiana. Below are some photos from the event!      

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“Wee Can Fight Obesity” Program – WTVY

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The “Wee Can Fight Obesity” program is a state funded initiative to promote health and physical activity. Senator Harri Anne Smith and Representative Donnie Chesteen stopped by a physical education class at Wicksburg Monday morning. They got a chance to see the students in action; dancing to different songs on the Wii game console. Officials say it’s […]

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Wicksburg students re-invent P.E. with game system – Dothan Eagle

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Video games and physical education are often seen as competing interests, but a grant from a nonprofit is turning this perception on its head. Wicksburg High recently received $3,500 in equipment from the ASF Foundation to provide students with a motion-based gaming system students can use in physical education class. The grant is part of the organization’s […]

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Wee Can Fight Obesity: Senior centers get active – WTVY.com

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Gail Defee is one of many seniors excited about a new addition to 38 Wiregrass senior centers. “Seniors need to be motivated and you know how hard that is to get us at a certain age to get motivated so I really feel like mentally and physically it’s going to be a very good program […]

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Area seniors given Wii games to promote fitness – Dothan Eagle

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Many people believe video games have led to an obesity epidemic in the United States. Now they will be used to fight it. Some 38 Wiregrass area senior centers will participate in a pilot program in which seniors use Nintendo Wii game consoles to promote physical and mental fitness. The program is a partnership of […]

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Students Get Fit Using Video Games

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Moving, grooving and shaking that’s the theme of “Wee Can Fight Obesity.” It’s a program that combines technology with exercise, better known as “exer-gaming.” Now thanks to State Representative Paul Lee and the Alabama Sports Foundation, Cloverdale students have the fitness program in their school. The kids didn’t miss a beat and even tried to […]

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Wii video games come to Cloverdale Elementary

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Alabama rank’s to be one of the most obese states in the country. One school is fighting that. Cloverdale Elementary school was one of two schools in the county to receive a grant for a Wii gaming system. It is part of the “Wee Can Fight Obesity” program. The video game gets kids moving in the […]

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Physical Education & Health Summer Conference

Register now for the 2013 Summer Physical Education and Health Conference is sponsored by the Alabama Sports Festival Foundation and will take place July 29-31, 2013 at the Alabama 4-H Youth Development Center in Columbia, AL. Registration deadline is July 15, 2013. 

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Special-needs children stay Wii ‘Fit’

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Montgomery Advertiser – A foundation dedicated to fighting the fight against obesity has expanded its outreach to children with special needs. The Alabama Sports Festival Foundation has provided Wii Fit systems to schools for use by students with special needs, with the hope that it will increase their self-confidence and improves hand/eye coordination.

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