ACTIVE LIVING

Making Kane County Fit for Kids Celebrated Walk to School Day on October 4, 2017!
82 Schools participated from 21 towns.
35% of Schools in Illinois were from Kane County who ranked #1 county in the state.

International Walk to School Day is an annual global event involving communities from more than 40 countries walking or biking to school on the same day. In the United States, Walk to School Day included more than 5000 events across all 50 states. As a local host for the eighth year, Fit for Kids invited all Kane County elementary and middle schools to participate and supported PTOs with incentive grants for active living. An estimated 20,000 students walked, biked, or participated in Walk to School Day activities. Key messages: 1) Walking and physical activity become a healthy habit that families and children enjoy and practice. 2) Communities support accessibility of walk to school in their neighborhoods 3) Promotion of childhood wellness will reduce Childhood Obesity. Each school had their own fun activities! Signing Walk to School Banners was a big hit. Fit for Kids stickers and giveaways, along with high fives from awaiting community leaders put smiles on many faces and resulted in “best morning ever” comments. Participants included children of all ages, parents, mayors, Kane County board chair and officials, fire chiefs and firemen, police chief and policemen, Kane County sheriff, state troopers, state legislators, school mascots, and sponsors. A strong countywide group of 11 Sponsors supported Walk to School Day and encouraged the importance of physical activity at school and home.

WTS Day 2017 School Participation
Walk To School Day 2017 Why Walk Flyer
2017 Walk to School Day Recap
For 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities check out Fit for Kids WAYS TO GIVE