15 schools receive grants from Cooper River Bridge Run Fund


The Cooper River Bridge Run Fund has been around for 11 years to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles.   File photo

Fifteen Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools have been awarded grants from the Cooper River Bridge Run Fund.

This fund has been around for 11 years to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Charleston County School of the Arts has received a grant from the fun for the past three years.

"We started a student-led running club which meets weekly and completes local races together. Since our school does not sponsor varsity sports, this provides an opportunity to encourage physical activity which could lead to a lifelong interest," physical education teacher Brian Johnson said. "The grant has also benefited the school's teachers and staff by giving them an achievable goal of training for and completing the Cooper River Bridge Run. The race entries are very beneficial to our school as a whole and are greatly appreciated."

Vanessa Brown, principal of Baptist Hill Middle-High School, said the grant will provide audio-visual gear to offer video-based yoga and workout routines in a fitness room at the school.

A full list of the schools winning grant funds, as well as the amounts they've been granted, is available at http://www.ccsdschools.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=2973364&pageId=29174792.

For more information about the Cooper River Bridge Run Fund, write to Veronica Hemmingway, Coastal Community Foundation, at veronica@coastalcommunityfoundation.org.

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