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Wicomico Co. Schools Get $104,000 for Fuel Up to Play 60 Program

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SALISBURY, Md. – Fueling up for Play 60 with more money.

The Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association says it will present Wicomico County Public Schools with a $104,000 grant to support the district-wide implementation of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

“Wicomico County Public Schools are excited to be able to partner with Fuel Up to Play 60 and promote 60 minutes of physical activity to all students in all 26 buildings this school year,” said Mike Charlton, supervisor of physical education and health education for Wicomico County. “This collaborative effort has already resulted in more than 4,650 students signing up to be student ambassadors across all grade levels in Wicomico County and we are still growing that number!”

According to the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, the county will use a major portion of the Healthy Eating funds to purchase equipment to support grab-and-go breakfast and after school supper programs.

Each school will get money to support a marketing campaign and promotional events by student teams to encourage their peers to participate in school meals.

Schools will also be able to buy physical education equipment for in-school activity breaks, according to Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association.

“We are extremely fortunate to work with such a wonderful group of educators in Wicomico County,” said Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association CEO Patty Purcell. “The Fuel Up to Play 60 program has been instrumental in getting students eating healthy across our region, and we are excited about the direction that Wicomico County is headed in.”

The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10.

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