Auburn Family, let’s Sack Obesity!
Childhood obesity presents a serious threat to the health of children in the United States with 1 in 3 overweight or obese. It is proven that cultivating a healthy lifestyle early helps prevent chronic diseases. Funds generated from the 2023 Sack Obesity initiative will be used to purchase P.E. equipment in five greater Central Alabama and five Opelika City elementary schools to expand existing exercise opportunities and combat obesity. Improving health and fitness has also been shown to have a positive impact on learning behavior in the classroom.
Physicians Realty Trust has committed a generous contribution of $750 to Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation for every quarterback sack the Auburn defense makes during the 2023 season. Over the last six football seasons, Auburn has averaged 33 sacks per season with 30 total sacks last season (2022). Based on the average number of sacks expected during the upcoming season, each of the 10 elementary schools selected should receive a minimum of $2,500 to purchase new P.E. equipment upon completion of the football season in January 2024. And hopefully much more based on a stout defensive effort by the Tigers!
In October, each school will receive a web link to a personalized Amazon registry page where P.E. Teachers and/or Principals can begin creating a “wishlist” for their school’s P.E. department. Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation will then fund these P.E. equipment requests in January 2024 once a final sack tally is reached and the equipment will be shipped directly to the school.
Members of your school PTA or individuals from your surrounding communities can also support this important health and wellness initiative.
Donate today to help Coach Freeze, Physicians Realty Trust, and Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation sack childhood obesity! War Eagle!