By: Shannon Feaster, PCFSN Deputy Executive Director
June is Great Outdoors Month, the perfect time to renew your commitment to creating active communities across America. According to the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, youth need 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day to be healthy. When children are physically active, they achieve higher grades, record better attendance, and their classroom behavior improves. Put simply, active kids do better.
By: Anthony Marc Robles, Council Member
Ever since I was a young boy, my Mom told me that I was made for a special reason. I believe that reason was to wrestle. When I think back to my first days on the mat in the 8th grade, I am reminded of so many obstacles I had to overcome. I was a terrible wrestler. I weighed in at about 90 pounds and didn’t know a thing about the sport. But through hard work and perseverance, I became a champion. I was undefeated (96-0) in my junior and senior years of high school, and even won two Arizona state championships and the national high school wrestling championship. After high school, I went on to wrestle for Arizona State University where I won the 2011 NCAA Division I National Title at 125 pounds.