May 12, 2010
On Saturday, Feb 27th, to bring raise awareness, create fun physical activities, offer free health information, and raise dollars for wellness programs in public schools, the Foundation for Leon County Schools, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and the City of Tallahassee Premier Health and Fitness held Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes at Tom Brown Park from 8 a.m. – noon.
Select members from the football team volunteered to help support this cause. As celebrity guest coaches, the guys interacted with local area youth as they moved through ten stations that discussed health topics such as nutrition, diabetes and trauma and engaged in physical activities such as hula hoop, jump rope and obstacle courses. “We are so excited to have your school involved. Your student athletes did such an outstanding job at the event. FSU’s energy and enthusiasm was contagious. It was great to see the level of participation they had with the kids from our community. They certainly contributed to the success of the “Stomp!” Thank you”, said Pam Shovlain, Programs Coordinator- Premier Health & Fitness Center.
Also, the event featured a 5K run at 8 a.m. and a bike races at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the 5K run/walk and Mountain bike races were donated by the Gulf Wind Track Club and the Capital City Cyclist to help Leon County public schools fund wellness programs. A special thanks to all of the student-athletes who participated in the fun-filled event!