Sunset Park Elementary School Awarded Grant for New Playground
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), in
partnership with Discovery Education, has selected Sunset Park
Elementary School as a grand winner of the 2017 Healthy
Playground Makeover Sweepstakes. As the grand prize, Sunset Park
Elementary will receive a new Playcubes Playground and a $30,000
grant for additional sporting goods equipment. The award will be
presented to the school on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
“As an urban school located near downtown Wilmington, qualifying for a 100% free breakfast and lunch program, many of our families struggle to initiate and/or maintain a healthy lifestyle. This prize will allow us to focus some of our energy and resources into assisting our students and families to learn how a healthy lifestyle will help them achieve their goals. As you know, a healthy body and mind are keys to success,” said Diego Lehocky, Principal of Sunset Park Elementary School.
This program is designed to encourage students to lead healthy, active lifestyles and to increase the impact of health and wellness programs both in and out of the classrooms. Nearly 620,000 entries were received nationwide. Sunset Park Elementary was selected as a school that qualifies for Title I funding due to the number of students receiving free or reduced price lunch.