Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS), Kansas Recreation & Park Association (KRPA) and the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) have launched a statewide partnership to expand free access to high quality workouts by bringing outdoor Fitness Courts® to communities across Kansas. This partnership was formed to fight obesity, improve quality of life and create equitable access to exercise for communities around the state. Park and Recreation departments, municipalities, schools and other organizations may apply for grant funding to assist in building a Fitness Court®, courtesy of BCBSKS and the NFC. Grant recipients will receive tools, education and planning resources to build and sustain an exceptional outdoor wellness culture.
This state-wide grant program includes
- exclusive funding opportunities to join the campaign and launch the Fitness Court® and NFC initiative
- continuing education regarding implementation of healthy infrastructure and pedestrian oriented planning principles
- comprehensive suite of tools, fitness classes and programs designed to build a wellness culture in communities across Kansas
Grant funding represents an important share of the funding required to adopt and launch the program, with cities and local sponsors bringing remaining funds together to build NFC partnerships across the state. To learn more, visit https://nationalfitnesscampaign.com/kansas.