Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 5:00 am (Updated: October 25, 5:58 am)
The City of Galax has received a $2,000 grant from Richmond-based non-profit Prevention Connections to establish a Safe Routes to School walk at Galax Elementary School.
A “Walk-to-School Day” event will be held on Friday. Galax Elementary School’s walking Mileage Club will benefit from the grant with incentives, like pedometers, to encourage children to walk.
Funded by Prevention Connections, the event will publicize the national Safe Routes to School program, which aims to increase physical activity among schoolchildren.
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