PALA comes to Indian Country!
Levi Horn, Northern Cheyenne, plays professional football for the Chicago Bears. Recently, he introduced the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) to over 40,000 students who attend Bureau of Indian Education schools.
and Bart Stevens from the BIE made the
announcement through ELKNet – a satellite broadcast
system that reaches all 183 BIE schools. Joining
Sam McCracken from NikeN7,
a foundation that promotes sports and
physical activity in Native American and Aboriginal communities.
Commit 60 min. of physical activity 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks.
Traditional and cultural activities like lacrosse, canoeing, archery, and hiking all count.
PALA's goal is to have 25,000 people across Indian Country signed up by August 2012.
Presidential Active Lifestyle Award
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