SGMA's 13th Annual National Health Through Fitness Day
Capitol Hill Campaign to "Get America Moving to Improve Health"
NHTF Day Overview:
When: Every March Annually
Where: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
Who: For 13 Yrs - A Can't Miss Event For:
- 150 Industry Executives
- 15-20 Celebrity Athletes
- 40+ Sponsor Companies
- Physical Education Professionals & Advocates
Click here to view a list of previous industry members that attended.
SGMA National Health Through Fitness Day (NHTF Day) is the culmination of a year round effort by the SGMA and its many sponsors and volunteers to pass major U.S. legislation to “Get America Moving”.
For the past 13 years, the SGMA has brought people together in Washington, D.C. to accomplish our goals. Approximately 150 leaders from the sports, fitness, and PE industries meet in early March to lobby Congress to pass key legislation which will help our country overcome a major epidemic, obesity and sedentary lifestyles. Other attendees include company representatives from the food and beverage industry.
Each year 15-20 sports celebrities such as Herschel Walker, Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Peyton Manning, Tim Brown, and more come to Washington DC to help our cause. Click here to view the list of 2012 celebrity althetes. They are brought to NHTF Day by major companies such as Nike, Under Armour, Reebok, Prince, Everlast, and Gatorade.
For each registrant of the day, the SGMA creates an individual schedule of Congressional Meetings for registrants that they will follow for the day. Most attendees will be following the same schedule as 5-6 other attendees. Participants of the day will meet their groups that they will be traveling on "The Hill" with the morning of the NHTF Day Breakfast Briefing that is held before the groups travel up to Capitol Hill to begin their day of meetings.
The current legislation the SGMA is focused on for NHTF Day is the Carol M. White Physical Education Act (PEP) and the Personal Health Investment Today Bill (PHIT). Both of these initiatives will help “Get America Moving” and help overcome the obesity crisis.
For photos and a full recap on our 2012 NHTF Day successes click here, and to access a copy of the 2012 NHTF Day Briefing Book that was given to all attendees in preparation for their meetings on "The Hill" click here.
While NHTF Day is held in early March, the SGMA’s efforts to pass key legislation is a year round effort. Besides having a lobby firm to help with our efforts, SGMA has year round staff dedicated to finding ways to influence Capitol Hill activities and legislation. National Health Through Fitness Day is a great day for our country. We are using our resources to help kids and adults lead more active and healthy lifestyles. To voice your thoughts on these issues to your Members of Congress, click here to send a letter to them today.