Governor Bruce Rauner; Interim Principal Sydney Golliday, John B. Drake Elementary School; Gregory Babb, Production Center Manager, Coca-Cola Alsip Production Plant; Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils
On October 8, 2015, Governor Bruce Rauner and Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, joined students from John B. Drake Elementary School in Chicago to cut the ribbon on their brand new state-of-the-art Live Positively fitness center.
“Coca-Cola is proud to partner with the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils to award Drake Elementary with a Live Positively Fitness Center. We are committed to giving back to the community and creating more opportunities for our youth to engage in healthy lifestyles,” said Gregory Babb, Production Center Manager, Coca-Cola Alsip Production Plant.
Three Illinois schools were awarded $100,000 grants for demonstrating new and innovative ways for promoting student physical activity and wellness. In addition to Drake Elementary, Lincoln Middle School in Rockford and Abbott Middle School in Elgin were awarded fitness centers.
The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils program plans to bring its challenge to all 50 states in the coming years. Live Positively is part of Coca-Cola’s commitment to bring people together to make a positive difference, which includes supporting physical activity programs.
To see more photos from the ribbon cutting celebration, visit the Illinois Beverage Association facebook page.