A lot of people are excited about the first ever Active Week WV, me included!
To be held April 23 through 29, Active Week WV is a week in which businesses, organizations, schools, communities and other groups across the state will host events and activities that promote physical activity.
Learn all about Active Week WV, and find an event near you, at activeweekwv.com.
(Or, if you’d like to add an event to the Active Week WV lineup, here’s how you can.)
There are a few objectives for Active Week WV:
- To bring together everyone in the state interested in physical activity to organize and promote fun things to do.
- To connect all of those people to each other, to share ideas, and to see what others are doing.
Because our goal is to have as many events planned during this week as possible, I’ve wrangled up some resources for those who haven’t had much experience planning their own events.
Purposefully, Active Week WV coincides with Action for Healthy Kids’ Every Kid Healthy Week. For schools that are interested in hosting an activity during this week, I encourage you to see what resources you can pull from Action for Healthy Kids.
The month of April also happens to be the American Heart Associations National Walking Month Celebration. Check out their Move More in April toolkit.
For a different kind of “be active” opportunity, how about the West Virginia Adopt-A-Highway Statewide Spring Clean Up on April 29? Groups that would like to organize and host a clean up in their own community should call 1-800-322-5530 by April 15 to register your group.
If you know of any other resources that might be useful for folks looking to host their own physical activity event, please let me know. I’d love to share them.
So, go and check out activeweekwv.com, find an event near you, share the website with your friends, and think of ways you can get involved.
If you’ve got any questions about Active Week WV, I’d love to hear from you. Send me an email now.