– All Children Exercise Simultaneously
Project ACES was created by a physical education teacher in 1989 as a method of motivating children to exercise. The event is an international celebration of health, more commonly known as All Children Exercise Simultaneously, or ACES Day.
Bike to School Day brings community leaders, parents, students and other stakeholders together to build awareness for communities to be more walkable and bikeable, while promoting the importance of physical activity. Biking to school counts as an ACES Day activity.
This celebration emphasizes physical activity among students and helps combat childhood obesity. Any school that participates in Bike to School Day is now also part of Project ACES.
Michigan schools have the freedom to make the event their own and are encouraged to get creative! Schools have observed ACES Day in a variety of ways, including:
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Congrats Emily P. from Logan Elementary School in Ann Arbor, winner of 2nd annual poster contest and a new bike courtesy of Farm Bureau Insurance! Check back next year for the poster contest and your chance to win! (pictured with Joe Tiberi a FB agent and Victoria Wubben a teacher at Logan Elementary School).
All Farm Bureau Insurance Agents in Michigan are encouraged to register to sponsor an elementary or middle school on ACES and Bike to School Day.
How it works:
For the 18th year, the Michigan Fitness Foundation and Farm Bureau Insurance are partnering for All Children Exercise Simultaneously (ACES) and Bike to School Day, creating opportunities for local Farm Bureau agents to sponsor physical activity at elementary and middle schools throughout Michigan.
ACES Day is made possible through the generous support of agents like Kelsey and Ben Starr, who have been sponsoring schools in the Monroe area for six years.
“Ben and I have three boys at home,” says Kelsey. “We believe that the younger they learn the importance of physical fitness and activity, the better the chances that it will stick with them.”
Many agents like the Starrs spend time encouraging and inspiring students to stay physically active. “It’s always fun to see the kids exercising during ACES Day, and it’s good for the community. Because of this, it’s important that we get involved,” Kelsey said.
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