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Friday, January 23, 2009

Foundation Urges Getting Kids Outdoors

The Outdoor Foundation is urging people to help get kids hooked out outdoor recreation. The foundation is expanding it's "I Will" campaign to Utah, according to this Deseret News article. Below are excerpts.

The Outdoor Foundation is expanding its "I Will" campaign into the Salt Lake Valley, challenging all residents to connect two young people with the outdoors in 2009.

The program, which began last year, has the support of Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. It's part of The Outdoor Foundation's effort to get youths outdoors, active and healthy.

The foundation website has more information. Below are excerpts.

Join The Outdoor Foundation in the "I Will" campaign to support healthier children, healthier communities and healthier businesses. You can take immediate action to overcome the crisis facing society and our industry. It's simple: sign the pledge and become part of the solution.

Promise to Play
Your signature is your promise to take at least two kids outside to experience any outdoor activity over the course of the next year.

-- I will help improve the mental and physical health of children in our country.
-- I will campaign to support future environmental ambassadors.
-- I will fight to SAVE outdoor recreation in the United States.
-- I will work to increase the number of participants in outdoor recreation.
-- I will partner with The Outdoor Foundation to create change.


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