By Zen Vuong, Staff Writer NORTH HOLLYWOOD -- Paralympian John Siciliano's face lit up as he gave Fitnessgram certificates to two fifth grade classes at Julie Korenstein Elementary School on Friday. About 60 students, along with staff and parents, celebrated the last day of Ready, Set, Gold!, a program where Olympians and Paralympians coach students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Daily News features RSG! School, Julie Korenstein Elementary, with Paralympian John Siciliano.
Hayley Fox | March 13th, 2013, 5:22pm While Olympians fight for the gold medal at prestigious international events, California kids are working to pass their own mandated fitness tests at schools throughout the state. These two groups come together in a program called Ready, Set, Gold! The mentoring system brings together Olympians and Paralympians with Los Angeles Unified School District … [Read more...] about Southern California Public Radio – KPCC – highlights Ready, Set, Gold! and Olympian David Brinton at Hooper Elementary.
The last time Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympic Games was almost three decades ago, in 1984! Before then, the last time they held the Summer Games in L.A. was in 1932. Needless to say all of Los Angeles is extremely eager and anxious for the possibility of the games to return to the City of Angels. Although other cities in the nation have shown interest in hosting the 2024 Games, Los Angeles … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Hopes to Host the 2024 Olympic/Paralympic Games!
Ready, Set, Gold!, a program of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, tackles the epidemic problems of childhood obesity and chronic diseases by pairing Southern California Olympians and Paralympians with Los Angeles area public schools to help promote student fitness, nutrition and healthy living habits. UCLA and USA men’s gymnastics great Peter Vidmar is the Chairman of RSG! … [Read more...] about UCLA Olympic/Paralympic Alumni shine bright with Ready, Set, Gold!
RSG! reaches 50 different elementary, middle and high schools across LAUSD. Although, every school has a different approach to their physical activity program, they all have the same goal in mind. They want the kids up and MOVING. One school in particular has really mastered this notion of movement amongst its' student body. Overland Elementary is a RSG! school (Olympian Jeanette Bolden) and has … [Read more...] about On the house…In your house! Get your WHOLE school moving now!
Hello and Happy New Year from the RSG! staff, Welcome to this new and redesigned website for 2013 and beyond. You will see pictures of all the Olympians/Paralympians in the program, pictures of your kids and schools, and a resource box which will be continually updated. We are eager to keep this fresh and unique since RSG! is the only program of its kind in the country as far as we … [Read more...] about Welcome!