PTAs in 10 counties have received grant awards from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Foundation to help school communities access opportunities for physical activity. The BCBSNC Foundation worked in partnership with NCPTA to provide Healthy Active Communities Physical Activity Equipment Grants with a focus on North Carolina public schools (K-12).

The grants awards provide up to $5000 to support PTAs in their work to start or enhance projects to help communities achieve increased physical activity. The equipment-only grants are one-time, one-year grants.

Congratulations to the following PTA schools:

Aurelian Springs Elementary School, Halifax

Aycock Middle School, Guilford

Brush Creek Elementary, Madison

Chowan Middle School, Chowan

Cone Elementary School, Guilford

Cullowhee Valley School, Jackson

Draper Elementary, Rockingham

Lindley Elementary, Guilford

Peeler Open Elementary School, Guilford

Perry Harrison School, Chatham

Pittman Elementary School, Halifax

PS Jones Middle School, Beaufort

Scotts Creek Elementary School, Jackson

South End Elementary PTA, Rockingham

Sugg Bundy Elementary School PTA, Pitt

Topsail Elementary School PTA, Pender

To learn more about these grants, the NCPTA Just ASK! health programs, or future opportunities, contact Marianne Hedrick Weant.

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