Roosevelt Wins ‘Golden Sneaker’ Award PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 14 June 2012 14:33

061412sch2Roosevelt Elementary School recently received the “Golden Sneaker” award from the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) and the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program.

Students in 40 schools across Alameda County walked, biked and carpooled as much as possible for two weeks in March to win the Pollution Solution Golden Sneaker Contest.

The contest was designed to encourage families to get active and reduce pollution. Winning classrooms in each school received the coveted Golden Sneaker trophy and a party to celebrate the benefits of using active or shared transportation. Even families that live too far away to walk or bike to school were encouraged to join in the contest by parking several blocks away and walking to school together, thereby minimizing their carbon footprint.

“We are thrilled to recognize the achievements of Roosevelt Elementary School for their outstanding leadership in the program,” said Safe Routes Program Director Nora Cody. “Principal Victoria Forrester and parent champion Lisa Jackson are to be commended for their extraordinary efforts to improve the health and well-being of their students and families.”

CAPTION: ACTC Chairman Mark Green recently presented parent volunteer Lisa Jackson and Roosevelt Principal Victoria Forrester with the Golden Sneaker Award for their efforts in getting kids to walk or bike to school.