Reno, NV – Molten USA, Inc. has teamed up with Communities in Schools to present “Molten Moves”, a community enrichment program aimed at inspiring kids to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle. Volunteers from Molten are visiting Libby Booth Elementary this fall to teach P.E. classes and talk about healthy living.
As a recipient of the Molten Moves program, Libby Booth Elementary will receive a sizable donation of soccer balls from Molten USA. Communities in Schools has facilitated in organizing the program and Renown Health, who is a partner in education with Libby Booth, will also provide volunteers.
Molten Moves was created in response to the call to action from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) to combat the growing obesity crisis in the US. According to the SFIA, 48% of schools do not have P.E. as a part of their curriculum, and kids average only 23 minutes of physical activity while at school.
“It’s discouraging to see physical education classes continue to disappear from school curriculums and we felt the need to take action to combat the growing problem in our own backyard” said Molten USA President Melissa Dawson. “With Molten Moves, our goal is not only to inspire the kids at the select schools we visit, but to empower other local companies take action as well. It’s a great experience for our participating staff and they are always excited to get out there make a difference in their community.”
“We’re very excited to have Molten Moves at Libby Booth,” says Communities in Schools of Western Nevada Executive Director, Auburn Harrison. “Studies have shown that physical activity can have a positive impact on academic performance and student behavior. We look forward to welcoming Molten and Renown and know the program will be valuable for students and teachers alike.”
About Molten USA, Inc.
Since 1958, the Molten Corporation has been providing the highest quality athletic balls to the most prestigious sporting events in the world. The Molten Corporation manufactures a wide range of athletic balls in several sport categories – including volleyball, soccer, and basketball. In addition to being the official ball of the NCAA® Volleyball Championships, Molten is also the Official Ball of USA Volleyball as well as numerous state associations, collegiate conferences, collegiate programs, and junior volleyball programs. For more information on Molten USA, Inc., please visit www.moltenusa.com.
About Communities in Schools of Nevada
Communities in Schools (CIS) of Nevada is the local affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life. Working with both schools and the surrounding community, CIS of Nevada does whatever it takes to help kids stay in school and succeed in life. Based directly inside schools, CIS of Nevada connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student’s specific needs.
Operating in 59 school sites in Western Nevada, Southern Nevada, and Northeastern Nevada, CIS of Nevada serves over 58,000 students. Nationally, CIS provides services in more than 2,200 schools in 26 states and the District of Columbia, serving 1.3 million young people and their families every year. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, CIS is the only program proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates. For more information, please see our website http://www.cisnevada.org
The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the #1 source for sport and fitness research, is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports products and fitness industry. SFIA seeks to promote sports and fitness participation as well as industry vitality through research, thought leadership, public affairs, industry affairs, and member services. For more information, please visit www.sfia.org.
To contact your local representative and support the cause to bring PE back to schools, please visit passthephitact.org.