This September, we put a call out for our member athletes to join us for Athletes for Active Communities Week, a joint initiative between Athletes for Hope, Marathon Kids, and Active Schools to help children become more physically active. This year, we encouraged communities to become more active, particularly children and parents, in working together to make physical activity a daily priority.
This special campaign had two components. An in-person visit and a video challenge. Over 30 athletes visited schools, Marathon Kids location all over the US. Athletes and teams also recorded short videos explaining why physical activity is important. Check out this great campaign video put together by the Boston Breakers.
Thanks to all who participated in person or online. Your efforts will help encourage kids and the communities in which you live to get more active.