FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield, VA School to Receive Healthy School Award for 11th Year
Marine Corps Marathon to Host Ceremony at Lynbrook Elementary on March 2
QUANTICO, VA (March 1, 2011) - On Wednesday, March 2, the students of
Lynbrook Elementary School in Springfield, VA will celebrate their
award-winning accomplishment as they receive the Marine Corps Marathon
(MCM) Healthy School Award for the 11th consecutive year.
Lynbrook Elementary is one of five schools in Virginia to receive the award
for its participation in the Healthy Kids Fun Run, organized by the MCM on
October 30. Lynbrook registered 275 students, the largest total among 747
Upon receiving the Healthy School Award in the school gym, Lynbrook PE
teachers will "raise a banner" in celebration of their students'
accomplishments. The award will be presented during a school assembly
beginning at 1:30 p.m., in the school gym located at 5801 Backlick Road.
As part of the Healthy School Award, MCM sponsor Sodexo will present a
check for $1,000 to the school and provide healthy snacks for all of the
students, while the National Children's Museum, also a MCM sponsor, will
conduct its "Museum Without Walls" traveling program. U.S. Marines from
Marine Corps Base Quantico and Miles the Bulldog will engage the students
in PT exercises during the assembly.
The final of five Healthy School Awards will be presented to George Mason
Elementary School in Alexandria, VA on March 10.
For media information regarding Healthy School Award programs, contact Tami
Faram, MCM Public Relations Coordinator at or
703-432-1840. The Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run is hosted
annually by the Marine Corps Marathon. The 2011 Healthy Kids Fun Run will
be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Arlington, VA. Online registration will
open March 9 at www.marinemarathon.com.
About the MCM: Voted the best marathon for families, the Marine Corps
Marathon honors the dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its
participants. Runners from all walks of life participate in the largest
marathon not to offer prize money, earning the name, "The People's
Marathon." The MCM is the fifth largest marathon in the United States and
the ninth largest in the world. The 36th MCM will be held on October 30, in
Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.
About Sodexo: Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Daily
Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On Site
Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and
Remote Site segments, as well as Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass.
Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative
costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.sodexoUSA.com), an independent
charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more
than $13 million in grants to fight hunger in America. Visit the corporate
blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.
About the National Children's Museum: Scheduled to open in 2013, the
National Children's Museum (NCM) is a world-class cultural and educational
institution dedicated to engaging children and empowering children. NCM's
mission is to inspire children to care about and improve the world. Through
2013, NCM is operating as a Museum Without Walls, participating in a
variety of community events and working with other organizations to develop
creative partnerships that benefit kids and families. In 2009, NCM opened
the Launch Zone, a 2,700 square-foot space at National Harbor, Md. where
kids and families can prototype and test exhibit and program concepts. For
more information, visit www.ncm.museum.