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Final Kansas Kids Fitness Day

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For the final time, more than 1000 Southeast Kansas third graders packed PSU's plaster center for Kansas Kids Fitness Day.

The event was founded 25 years ago as a way to encourage young Kansans to be more active. It also has a PSU connection, being founded by Tom Bryant, who was serving as the chair of PSU's Health, Human Performance, & Recreation Department.

The state of Kansas stopped funding the program last year, making Friday's event somewhat bittersweet. Organizers say Kansas Kids Fitness Day perfectly exemplifies Pitt State's motto which is, "By doing, learn."

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