Valley awarded $10K ‘Be Healthy School’ grant

Posted 10/4/17

By NICOLE SMITH

Daily Mountain Eagle

VALLEY — Valley Jr. High School was presented a $10,000 grant in September to enhance its physical fitness classes.

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Valley awarded $10K ‘Be Healthy School’ grant

Posted

By NICOLE SMITH

Daily Mountain Eagle

VALLEY — Valley Jr. High School was presented a $10,000 grant in September to enhance its physical fitness classes.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama awarded Valley Jr. High a Be Healthy School grant on Sept. 15. Valley Coach Amy Hulsey said the grant will be used to purchase and install a 12-hole disc golf course around the school, and the remaining funds will be used to purchase footballs, basketballs and volleyballs.

Hulsey applied for the Blue Cross Blue Shield grant.

“We don’t get much funding each year, so these grants are huge in being able to purchase new equipment,” she said. “It’s very beneficial, and we’re very thankful for Blue Cross Blue Shield.”

She said the grant will be benefical to all students, and anyone in the Valley community will have an opportunity to enjoy the disc golf course at their leisure, once it is installed. Disc golf consists of throwing a disc at a target and has rules similar to the game of golf.

“In addition to the disc golf course, we’re going to have an annual family fun day. We’re going to invite the parents and their kids to come play out at the playground with some of the equipment that we purchase. We’re trying to encourage them to get off the couch when they get home and get outside,” Hulsey said.

In April, Valley received a $1,000 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant that helped purchase new uniforms for the school’s baseball team.

Hulsey said Valley’s students are excited to enjoy the new items coming their way.