Every once in a while, when you dig through your junk email folder, you might find something you missed, and in the case of the Physics Education teacher at Sheridan Middle School, she found the needle in the virtual haystack that earned the school another $100. thousand fitness centres.
Earlier this year, Darin Gilbertson was going through his email when he came across an email from the National Governors Foundation Sports Council.
The email was in reference to The Don’t Quit Fitness Center campaign featuring fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, who is also known for his “Body By Jake” fitness campaign.
To participate, the school had to submit a video demonstrating its leadership in keeping its students fit and in shape.
Gilbertson said the email seemed too good to be true at first, but he later realized it was real.
“We did some research, we did our research and we said, ‘Hey, this thing, it’s legit, it’s real,’ and from there we went through the process and we got everything we needed and we felt like it. I think we have a good shot to do it, we’ve got the space, we’ve got the kids, we’ve got the feel for it.” , we have the teachers and the department that will benefit from that and help us grow, and we went after IT.”
Earlier this month, Steinfeld was there in person to introduce new equipment to the school.