A Capitol Hill Special Event
“Most schools have abandoned physical education funding (sic) because they are under-funded and worried about testing. Ironically, it turns out kids perform better if they get physical education.”
President Barack Obama
February 23, 2008
For Your Information: The Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) is the only federal program dedicated to funding physical education in America. A competitive grant program managed by the U.S. Department of Education, PEP provides schools and community based organizations with the resources needed to offer young people quality physical education. Less than 10% of PEP grant applications receive funding. March 7th is a day of advocacy for the sports and fitness industries. As a result, March 7 has been named National Health Through Fitness Day in Washington, D.C.
PEP Demonstration: Physical education teachers and students will showcase the innovative techniques used to provide quality P.E. via the PEP program……presented by Konami.
Wednesday, March 7; From 11:00 am -- 3:00 pm
2218 Rayburn House Office Bldg, Independence Ave. & S. Capitol St., SW