Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Henkel Helps Kids Get Fit

Georgia Student among Finalists in School Contest
Voting Ends this Week!

Parents, teachers, and community members from across the country have nominated their local schools to win $25,000 in fitness cash in an effort to address the urgent health and fitness crisis among our nation’s youth. The entry period is now over, and the top ten finalists have been chosen for the 2010 Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit Contest—now it’s up to YOU to decide which school will win the $25,000 prize! One of the finalists is local-school Spring Place Elementary in Chatsworth, GA!

Ashley Langford from Chatsworth, GA nominated Spring Place Elementary. Excerpt from her essay submission: “Spring Place Elementary has a lot of heart to say the least. Walk the tattered halls of this school, and you will not see the dilapidated building, you will see hundreds of smiling faces- both on the children and adults as they grow and learn.”

The Top Ten finalists will receive a free Flip™ video camera to create a brief video that brings to life the health and fitness issues facing their school and their idea for making the most of the $25,000 prize. Through Sunday, December 12 consumers will vote online at to select the school they feel deserves to win the $25,000 to help improve youth fitness..

“In the last three years, Henkel Helps has worked to make people’s lives easier, better and more beautiful,” said Natalie Violi, Director-Corporate Communications – Henkel. “Our 2010 campaign, Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit, hopes to inspire communities around their schools’ fitness programs and make a meaningful difference in the lives of kids, families and neighborhoods nationwide.”

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-Shandra Hill Smith