A couple weeks ago, a crew of SpareFoot volunteers descended on Austin’s Reilly Elementary School to paint educational stencils on the blacktop. Stencils and paint were provided through a grant from Fuel Up to Play 60, a nationwide movement focused on fighting childhood obesity by empowering kids to take control of their own health.
Chuck, Britney, Rachel and Geni spent most of their morning stenciling a giant multiplication table in bright orange paint. It was a chance for Chuck to finally utilize his degree in fine arts, and everyone enjoyed the refresher in basic math. This crew was also incredibly excited about stenciling a purple human skeleton under the basketball hoop. Meanwhile, Jeffrey applied his own designer eye to the biggest stencil of the bunch— a colorful map of the United States. Joseph worked on a healthy meal place setting and an alphabetical caterpillar.
Every fun graphic was designed to encourage kids to get moving, to grow up loving fitness and eating right. Fuel Up To Play 60 is sponsored by the National Football League and National Dairy Council. This was an awesome opportunity to improve Reilly’s playground in Northeast Austin.
We were invited to participate by Eliza Gordon, a third grade teacher at Reilly and sister of SpareFoot’s own Founder/CEO Chuck. Eliza applied her painting skills to a cheerful yellow ruler, closely resembling the classic SpareFoot logo. We’re happy to be involved in this proactive step for youth fitness in our community. Check out photos of the fun on our Facebook page.