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Vote online or via text to support kids’ health in Boyd and Greenup County elementary schools 

The Kentucky Heart Foundation needs your help to enhance physical fitness programs in Boyd and Greenup counties in Kentucky.

“Parents, kids, businesses and civic organizations all can support the KHF grant request to the Refresh Project simply by signing up and voting,” said Laura Patrick, program coordinator for KHF. “The grant request with the most online votes wins,” Patrick said.

“Kentucky ranks third in overall prevalence of overweight and obese children,” Patrick said. “Our goal is to give children in our area places and ways to be to physically active.” The foundation also emphasizes healthy eating and nutritious school lunches.

The $250,000 grant would enable KHF to bring state-of-the-art outdoor and indoor fitness equipment and training programs to 12 elementary schools in Boyd and Greenup counties through Project Fit America.

Outdoor fitness equipment would include a horizontal ladder, parallel bars, pole climb, pull-up bars, sit-up station, step test station and vault bar. The mobile indoor equipment would include fitness cups, hula-hoops, a pacer cadence tape that provides cardio training and food models for nutrition relay racing.

Please help our area kids get fit by voting for the project online and/or via text message every day throughout the month of November. Winners will be announced in December. Simply text 103460 to 73774 and vote online at  

How to vote online: 

1. Check us out at
2. Click “Vote for this idea”
3. Go through the quick, free sign-up (requires an e-mail address and click I’m new here)
4. Fill out the required information (name, birthday, create password)
5. Click “Vote for this idea” again
6. Spread the word!  The more people who vote, the better our chances
7. You get one vote per e-mail address, per day ( if you have multiple e-mail accounts, you can vote per each address)
8. At the end of November, votes will be tallied and the top two ideas will receive funding.

Project Fit America is a national nonprofit public charity that creates new opportunities for kids to be active and healthy. Project Fit works with communities to bring in fitness equipment, training, curriculum and the resources schools need to get kids in shape.

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