The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition has selected Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) to receive a 2016 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals or organizations who improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness, and nutrition-related programs.
GLASA, a Gold Level Paralympic Sports Club, provides a continuum of recreational to competitive sports programming to youth, teens, and adults including injured military who have a physical or visual disability. GLASA serves the Midwest with clinics and competitions bringing in individuals from throughout the country.
“GLASA has worked to consistently promote opportunities for individuals to lead healthy lifestyles through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition,” states Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the Office of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition. “ Because of GLASA’s efforts and contributions, communities in northern Illinois can embrace a more active lifestyle. Together, we are all working to make our nation a healthier one by helping individuals across the nation live vibrant, vivacious, and productive lives.”
Cindy Housner, GLASA’s Executive Director and Founder stated, “We are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award as we work to embrace our motto of ‘Let No One Sit on The Sidelines.’ GLASA improves the physical, social, and mental well being through the power of sports and recreation.”
This year, in honor of its 60th Anniversary, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition presented the Community Leadership Award to 60 recipients across the country for making sports, physical activity, fitness, and nutrition-related programs available in their communities.
About the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition (President’s Council) educates, engages, and empowers Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The President’s Council is composed of up to 25 volunteer citizens, including athletes, chefs, physicians, fitness, nutrition professionals, and physical educators, who are appointed by the President and serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The President’s Council is co-chaired by NFL Quarterback Drew Brees and Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes. The President’s Council also develops strategic partnerships to promote programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to lead healthy, active lifestyles. For more information, please visit the website: www.fitness.gov and follow the President’s Council on Twitter @FitnessGov.