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SGMA’s 10th National Health Through Fitness Day - Football Great Tim Brown To Receive Special Honor

Date: 1/27/09

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  • WHO: 1987 Heisman Trophy winner/Notre Dame football star/former Oakland Raiders wide receiver/Reebok endorsee Tim Brown
  • WHAT: SGMA to present Tim Brown with 2nd Lifetime Achievement Award.  Football
    legend Herschel Walker was the inaugural recipient of this award in 2008.
  • WHEN: Wednesday, March 4 -- This Award will be presented to Brown at 8:15 a.m.
  • WHERE: Briefing Breakfast for SGMA’s 10th National Health Through Fitness Day 
    Embassy Suites DC Convention Center (room: Capital AB)
    900 10th Street, N.W.; Washington, D.C.; 202-739-2001
  • WHY: Tim Brown is being honored “in recognition of his commitment to promoting physical education and active lifestyles in America.”

The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) is organizing a day of advocacy on Wednesday, March 4.  It's called National Health Through Fitness Day where more than 100 people (nearly 20 of whom are celebrities in sports, including 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, 1972 U.S. Open tennis champ Stan Smith, and 1989 World Series MVP Dave Stewart) will be meeting with members of Congress to promote two initiatives that will help Americans (of all ages) adopt more physically active and healthy lifestyles.

(1)  Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Bill, which provides grants to school districts to support innovative physical education methods;

(2) Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, to encourage improved health through increased physical activity for all Americans by making activities more affordable -- through the use of tax incentives.

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