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Stride Grants Help Students Focus on Well-Being

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One of Littleton Public School Foundation’s six strategic focus areas is health and wellness. We believe that students do best when they are mentally, physically, and academically well. As part of our health and wellness efforts, we awarded thirteen $1,000 grants to schools during The Stride, our Fall 5K/10K, Kids Fun Run, and Wellness Expo. In this article, we’re sharing how two of those schools used their 2023 Stride health and wellness grants. 

Better Basketballs at Goddard Middle School Goddard Middle School bought high-quality size 6 and size 7 basketballs with their Stride grant. Students use the basketballs during PE and as a part of Goddard athletic programs. Older basketballs are used during outside time. Having new basketballs also means that students can check out older basketballs and use them at home to practice their skills. Curved Treadmills at Littleton High School By combining Stride funds with another school grant, Littleton High School was able to purchase a set of curved treadmills. Running on these self-powered treadmills engages more muscle groups than traditional heel strikes, increasing fitness levels. Students have access to the newly furnished equipment, both during the school day and after school, for athletic team workouts.

Thank you to our Stride presenting sponsor McDonald Automotive - Audi Denver, and our health partner, AdventHealth Littleton, for making these grants possible.