(BLOOMINGTON) – The Monroe County YMCA Hunter Wroblewski Fund donated 250 worth of playground equipment to Templeton Elementary School. Precise Systems Inc. in honor of the Hunter Wroblewski Fund.
Nancy Wroblewski, who is Hunter’s mother and founder of the Y Energize program, presented the equipment to the Templeton Elementary School on Friday, at 2:45 p.m. in front of the fourth-grade students.
The generous donation provides basketballs, foam volleyballs, NERF footballs, jump ropes, double-dutch jump ropes, puffer balls, and hula hoops for the students to enjoy.
“Hunter was a very busy guy, and as a child, I always had to keep him entertained,” said Nancy. “He would have loved to have known that so many kids would have fun at his favorite time of day: recess! It makes my heart shine to know that many children can enjoy this equipment. Templeton was my first school when I started the Energize program at the Y, and it makes me happy to donate in Hunter’s honor.”
Templeton was the first school in Monroe County to welcome the Energize program into its curriculum 13 years ago. Funded by the Monroe County Y Endowment Fund, Energize is an in-school program for fourth-grade students that help prevent childhood obesity by providing lessons on healthy eating choices and the importance of 60 minutes of exercise per day.
“We’re thrilled to donate these items to Templeton to help encourage children to live healthy lifestyles,” said Ashley Lowers, Energize and Community Youth Outreach Coordinator. “We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover different ways to stay healthy – whether it’s through being more active or choosing healthier food options. We’re committed to helping our community become healthier one child at a time.”
To learn more about the Y Energize program, contact Ashley Lowers at (812) 961-2154 or email email@example.com.
About the YMCA
At the Monroe County YMCA, strengthening communities is our cause through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to help build a healthier Monroe County. As one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, the Y helps empower men, women, and children – regardless of age, income or background – nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the community’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. We strive to give the people of Monroe County everything they need to stay strong, to grow, and to thrive. www.MonroeCountyYMCA.org
Energize runs from September through May each school year and teaches each 4th grade class about healthy lifestyle choices through active and visual lesson and physical education. The Energize program currently incorporates sessions on health and well4th-grade8 MCCSC 4th grade classrooms in 11 MCCSC elementary schools. Energize collaborates with IU School of Public Health, IU Community Health, IU Public Health, Bloomington Parks and Recreation, and Active Living Coalition. For more information, visit www.monroecountyymca.org/energize.