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Governor visits Stanfield to open exercise center School earned $100K grant with fitness commitment
By KEVIN REAGAN Staff Writer
October 26, 2016, Casa Grande Dispatch
STANFIELD — Gov. Doug Ducey was welcomed by staff and students of Stanfield Elementary School on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the school’s new fitness center. The small, rural school was selected over the summer by the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils to receive a roomful of new exercise equipment, valued at about $100,000. The council goes to different states each year to allow schools to apply for a new state-of-the-art fitness center. Like other state governors, Ducey is often the first person contacted by NFGFC when the organization branches out to a new state. While addressing rows of pupils inside the Stanfield Elementary gymnasium, Ducey told the students he knew it was good news when he got a call from NFGFC Chairman Jake Steinfeld, the fitness guru known for developing the “Body by Jake” brand....