Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation Grant Supports Hometown Teams

Hometown Teams_Title Treatment_color_FNLKHC is kicking off a Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America statewide initiative in 2015 thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation. Anchored by a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition of the same name, Hometown Teams promotes healthy behaviors through exhibitions and public programs about sports and fitness activities. The exhibition will visit six locations from January through November 2015, with an additional 16 partner sites participating in programs and activities to extend the conversation on sports and fitness to a total of 22 communities.

Using the popular topic of sports and engaging local and national exhibitions as a gateway, Hometown Teams encourages Kansans to get moving through eight “Minute for Movement” activity stations in the Smithsonian exhibition, and fitness and walking activities in all 22 communities.

Click here to read the full press release. Contact Tracy Quillin, associate director, at tracy(at)kansashumanities.org or (785) 357-0359 with any questions.