Athletes who took to the world stage are volunteering to help LAUSD students improve state fitness exam scores. By Joe Piasecki February 20, 2014 Not all of the Olympic action is happening in Sochi this week. American Olympians of games past are hard at work as mentors in Los Angeles public schools, mentoring fifth-, seventh- and ninth-grade students on exercise, healthy living and goal-setting … [Read more...] about Olympians Pass the Torch at Westside Schools – The Argonaut News
February 13, 2014 — Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch Gymnast Peter Vidmar inspired Americans across the country when he led the U.S. men's gymnastics team to its first-ever team gold medal during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Nearly 30 years later, Vidmar remains in Olympic shape — and he continues to serve as an inspiration in the City of Angels. Vidmar is among the 42 current and … [Read more...] about Olympians Inspire Students to go for Gold – PreventObesity.net
LOS ANGELES (January 8, 2014) -- Ready, Set, Gold!, a mentoring program designed to encourage school children to live a healthy, active lifestyle, is pleased to announce the addition of two new Olympic/Paralympic athletes to its team. Angela Madsen of Long Beach, Calif., is a two-time Paralympian. She competed in rowing in the 2008 Paralympics and, four years later, landed spots on the U.S. … [Read more...] about Ready, Set, Gold! Welcomes Two New Olympians
The high jumper speaks to schoolkids to promote a healthy lifestyle as part of a Southern California Olympic effort, Ready, Set, Gold! By MARCIA C. SMITH COLUMNIST ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Published: Jan. 3, 2014 Updated: 6:02 p.m. LOS ANGELES – Former three-time Olympic high-jumper Dwight Stones visits the students at South Gate High five times a year to talk – not so much about his life but … [Read more...] about Olympian Stones motivating kids to reach new heights – OC Register
By Rob Kuznia, The Daily Breeze For students at Westport Heights Elementary in Westchester, physical education is usually led by their classroom teacher. But on Thursday, the fifth-graders went out on the blacktop and were greeted by an Olympic athlete. Standing 5-foot-11 and looking upbeat, swimmer Rada Owen — renowned for a flawless technique that has been widely analyzed and imitated — … [Read more...] about Olympians Bring Their Zeal for Fitness, Competition to Local Schools – The Daily Breeze
Welcome back Olympians, Paralympians, Teachers, Principals and Staff! The start of the school year also marks the return of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) highly acclaimed Ready, Set, Gold! (RSG!) program, which tackles the epidemic problems of childhood obesity and chronic diseases by pairing Southern California Olympians with 50 Los Angeles area public schools to help promote … [Read more...] about Back to School!