Benny the Bull Shoots for Food & Fitness at the Go for the Gold Celebration

June 08, 2011

Yesterday, Chicago Public Schools and Healthy Schools Campaign, with the USDA Midwest and the Illinois State Board of Education, recognized 19 schools that met the HealthierUS School Challenge at the Go for the Gold Celebration.The event featured a powerful award ceremony with remarks by Tim English, Deputy Regional Administrator for USDA Food and Nutrition Service Midwest Region; Dr. Vinni Hall, Illinois State Board of Education Secretary; and Jean-Claude Brizard, Chicago Public Schools CEO.

After the ceremony, DePaul's DIBS, USDA's Power Panther, Staley the Chicago Bears mascot, and Benny the Bull of the Chicago Bulls made an appearance to congratulate the many students in attendance! 

Although the Chicago Bulls are not heading to the championship, Benny the Bull is a champion for health and wellness! Check out Benny the Bull shooting for food and fitness in honor of the Go for the Gold celebration! Be sure to look at DIBS' reaction at the end.

Congratulations to the schools leading the way in increasing awareness for healthy food, nutrition education, and physical activity! We look forward to congratulating more schools as they meet this impressive challenge.

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Chicago Public School principals accept awards at the Go for the Gold celebration