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TEAM UP WITH CARTOON NETWORK
TO RESCUE RECESS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITH THE NATIONAL PTA
Mayors Across the Country Official Proclaim "National Recess Week" Sept. 24-28
Tipping off the nationwide celebration of "National Recess Week," Cartoon Network is announcing a major partnership with NBA Cares to help enlist one million volunteer hours to rescue recess across America. The announcement comes on the heels of a new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which concludes recess is the single best way to help kids be more physically active, but that recess is declining in schools that primarily educate children from minority and low income families. This year's rescuing recess spokesperson is NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat. The school that has the most volunteer hours will receive a single $25,000 cash grant and a special recess rally event.
Rescuing Recess was launched in March 2006 with the National PTA as part of Cartoon Network's GET ANIMATED healthy lifestyles program to protect and revitalize recess in schools across the country. "National Recess Week" was first celebrated in Sept. ‘06 to tip off the school year with fun, interactive recess rallies across the country that inspired parents and community members to become recess monitors for their local schools.