SGMA National Health Through Fitness Day (NHTF Day) is the culmination of a year round effort by the Sporting Goods Manufacturer’s Association and its many sponsors and volunteers to pass major U.S. legislation to “Get America Moving”.
This is YOUR chance to get involved on a legislative level! Physical Education teachers are encouraged join forces with Sporting Good Industry Leaders, Physical Education advocates and Celebrity Athletes who support the cause as they meet with representatives on Capitol Hill to promote the Carol M. White Physical Education for Progress grant (PEP Grant), and the Personal Health Investment Act (PHIT).
The 2012 National Health through Fitness Day is held on March 6-7th in Washington, DC. To learn more about 2012 National Health through Fitness Day or register to attend, go to https://www.sgma.com/publicpolicy/health-day.
If you’re not able to attend, you can still contact your local representative and ask them to support PEP and PHIT. Follow these links for templates, contact information and direct links to reach your local member of Congress:
Contact Congress to Save PE Funding in the form of the Carol M White PEP Grant
Contact Congress to support the PHIT Bill (H.R. 2649 PHIT)
For contact information for your local member of Congress, follow this link and enter your ZIP Code.