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Monday, January 11, 2010

YTC advocates meet with Rep. Pat Garofalo to move the ball forward on PE

On Friday Jan. 8th, eleven AHA advocates met with Rep. Pat Garofalo (pictured in striped shirt) to discuss the future of physical education in Minnesota schools. Rep. Garofalo is committed to help identify the opportunities for moving the ball forward on physical education this legislative session.

Advocates included physical education teachers from Farmington and Lakeville schools, and members of the school wellness committee for the Farmington School District.

Thanks to North Trail Elementary physical education teacher, Jack Olwell, for organizing the meeting and for his wealth of knowledge on the many benefits of physical education. Together, the passion and knowledge of this group of constituents helped to ensure that Rep. Garofalo will go to bat for physical education in the 2010 session.

Thanks to all who came out to North Trail Elementary School in Farmington on a chilly Friday evening to make the case!

Pictured (Left to Right): Tammy Anderson, Bonnie Sperbeck, Deb Wagner, Rep. Pat Garofalo, and Jack Olwell.

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