Wyncote Elementary Kicks Off $25K Project Fit America Online Voting Campaign
Wyncote Elementary hosted a raucous pep rally Thursday afternoon for students and staff to kick off a month-long campaign to win $25,000 in fitness equipment in the Dannon/ShopRite Project Fit America (PFA) online voting contest. Wyncote will win the equipment by garnering the most votes in online balloting from Saturday, Feb. 2 through - Thursday, Feb. 28 at Cheltenham.org/projectfitamerica. Votes can be cast once daily per email address, but voters must be at least 13 years old.
At the pep rally, Wyatt the Wyncote Lion mascot – complete with giant head, wagging tail and pom poms – made a surprise appearance, and led students decked out in their best Wyncote blue and gold swag in jumping jacks. Physical Education teacher Paul Scarpato made the announcement that if Wyncote wins the equipment, he’d dye his chest-length beard blue, and Principal Crystal Clark lead students in chants of “We need you … to vote” to the tune of the popular stadium anthem “Nananana Hey Hey Hey … Goodbye” by the band Steam, and
Wyncote is the only Montgomery County school invited to compete for one of four $25,000 grants intended to fuel healthy and active lifestyles. Each grant provides the winning school with state-of-the-art outdoor fitness equipment, mobile indoor fitness equipment, curriculum, lesson plan supplies, Physical Education teacher training and outdoor equipment installation support.