– All Children Exercise Simultaneously
All Children Exercise Simultaneously Day is an international celebration of health. Michigan Fitness coordinates Michigan’s ACES Day, which takes place on the first Wednesday in May. During the 2012 ACES Day event, more than one thousand schools in Michigan joined together in a celebration of physical fitness.
The celebration emphasizes physical activity among students and helps combat childhood obesity. With millions of participants worldwide, ACES Day is a global event that celebrates exercise by bringing students together from all fifty states and more than fifty countries. Past ways Michigan schools have observed ACES Day include: walking parades around the school, dance aerobics classes to music and “field days” consisting of outdoor events.View an Excel document listing 2013 participating schools here. updated 4-29-13
Governor Snyder will once again serve as the Honorary Chair of ACES Day in Michigan thereby demonstrating his continuous support of physical activity and fitness in schools.
Click here or the "ACES Registration" tab on the left.
Please direct all questions to Tricia Fraas at email@example.com
What's in the Idea Kit?
Articles (of the health problem)—These pieces will help you convince parents, media and community members of the great need to promote physical activity.
Event Planning—This section includes many program and planning suggestions. Also see ideas and responses received from previous participating schools.
Publicity and Promotion—Many tools to help you promote and publicize this event, including:
Nutrition’s Role (coming soon) —A healthy lifestyle includes both nutrition and physical activity. This information will provide some ideas for healthy snacks your food service staff may want to provide for ACES With-a-Friend day as well as some great ideas from the Team Nutrition program.
Make ACES Last All Year— Many of you requested ideas for physical activity events that can be done at other times of the year. Here’s a collection of ideas that may help you.
Download this reproducible flyer to send home with students.
2013 Online Response Form —Please let us know how the event went and how we can make it better next year. Complete the online form or return the downloadable 2013 Response Form to the Michigan Fitness Foundation via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by fax: 517-347-8145 or by mailing it to P.O. Box 27187, Lansing, MI 48909.
If you have any questions, please call The Governor’s Council office at 800-434-8642 or email email@example.com.
ACES Day events in Michigan are made possible through the generous support of Farm Bureau Insurance.
2012 was the second year that the Michigan Fitness Foundation offered Farm Bureau Insurance agents the opportunity to directly sponsor an ACES event in their area. Agents had the opportunity to visit the school they sponsored and participate in the physical activity event. Some agents, like Katie Eisenberger of St. Louis, Michigan, even led an ACES Day event at Nikkari Elementary School.
“Growing up in the St. Louis school system I didn't just want to donate the money, I wanted to be a part of it. I mean who doesn't love to exercise with energetic youth? Talk about motivating you!” said Eisenberger of the ACES event. “What was great to see was all the teachers serving as amazing physical fitness role models as they danced like snakes, punched with power and ran in place with style. Their support, along with their amazing P.E. teacher Mrs. Hammond's commitment to educating the students about healthy lifestyles is monumental for their future. I hope they all pursue healthy lifestyles and continue to ‘move it, move it’ for years to come!”
The sponsorship program gives agents the opportunity to experience firsthand how their money is put to work. Schools must use the donation to fund physical education and physical activity programs. Not only does the sponsorship program provide schools with funding for physical activity, but it also gives students an opportunity to meet and exercise with the agent. Many agents, like Katie, spend time encouraging and inspiring students to stay physically active
Registration is now closed. For more information please contact Jessica Holli at the Michigan Fitness Foundation: 517-908-3834 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your cost is only $250, which includes a check you present to your local school. Become a champion for health and wellness in your community by supporting your local school's ACES event! ACES stands for All Children Exercising Simultaneously--and it offers a lot of benefits to you, your school and your community. See details and register below.
Your Opportunity for Recognition:
Agent will have the opportunity to attend the ACES event and present a check for $250 to go toward health and wellness purchases for the school.
You will receive a template news release you can customize and send to your local media outlets acknowledging your donation in support of health and wellness.
The Michigan Fitness Foundation will create signage recognizing your donation to post at your local school’s ACES event.
The Michigan Fitness Foundation will send letters to the editor to your local newspapers thanking you for your support.
The Michigan Fitness Foundation will notify your state senator and representative to make them aware of your contribution to the health of children in their districts.
$250 will be granted to local school for purchase of physical education/physical activity equipment.
View a list of participating schools by county (as of 04-29-13) *if the school you would like to support is not listed here, MFF can contact them on your behalf.
Thank you for supporting health and wellness of your local community by supporting ACES.
Please allow the Michigan Fitness Foundation to contact the selected school on your behalf, so that we may make all necessary arrangements.
We will contact you via e-mail prior to the event to confirm details.
Questions? Contact Jessica Holli at the Michigan Fitness Foundation: 517-908-3834 or email@example.com
Deadline to register for cooperative partnership: March 31, 2013