Get Fit For Sport
The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Plus (PALA+) is a program designed to motivate people of all ages to be physically active on a regular basis by participating in activities they enjoy. Special Olympics is taking part in PALA Plus through a challenge called Get Fit For Sport.
Olympic Gold Medalist Michelle Kwan invites everyone in Special Olympics to take part in the Get Fit for Sport challenge. Watch the Video
The Special Olympics Get Fit for Sport challenge is for everyone associated with Special Olympics, including athletes, families, coaches, volunteers, program staff, Board members, and friends. Special Olympics ran a pilot version of the challenge in 2012 that involved 10 United States Programs. This year, all U.S. Programs are invited to take part and see which Program can make the most healthy lifestyle changes over two eight-week periods starting March 1.
About PALA Plus
The Get Fit for Sport challenge follows the concepts of the PALA Plus program, encouraging people to find fun ways to be active almost every day of the week. Participants can choose all kinds of activities to meet this goal—playing with the kids, gardening, walking, playing basketball, running, yoga, and more—all while fueling their bodies with nutritious foods.
About the Get Fit for Sport Challenge
Each Program can have multiple teams, and the teams will work together to encourage participation and achievement during the challenge. Winners of the challenge will be announced at the USA National Games in New Jersey in June. The challenge involves a variety of achievements, such as weight lost and team scores. The goal of the challenge is to get people to continue to work activity and better food choices into their daily lives long after the challenge is over.
Every U.S. Program has its own section on the PALA Plus website. Use the link below to go to your Program's page.