FLOTUS Joins Sports Stars For Let’s Move Schools Event

Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by celebrated sports figures in Washington Friday morning in an event, sponsored by sports apparel company Reebok, to focus on health-related changes happening in schools across the country. The visit took place at Orr Elementary in the city’s southeast section as part of the “Let’s Move! Active Schools” fitness campaign.

Mrs. Obama was flanked by retired NBA center Shaquille O’Neal, track and field star Allyson Felix, gymnastics legend Dominique Dawes, and North American Reebok President Uli Becker. D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson also joined the First Lady at the event.

Mrs. Obama, who is slated to release a hip-hop and fitness-themed album for children, is urging schools nationwide to sign up for the “Let’s Move Active Schools” initiative, which aims to get schools to encourage physical activity 60 minutes per day before, during, and even after school.


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