On April 12, Michele Nichols from Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon and Kids of Steel made a surprise visit to the Primary School to present CVPS Kids of Steel Coordinators Shelley Territ and Steph McFerron with a $1,000 check to be used by the physical education department. Five schools of the more than 130 participating schools in the Kids of Steel program are awarded the $1,000 grant each year.
"It's always been a good turnout and there have always been a lot of kids from the district participating," Ms. Nichols said. "The way the numbers have grown really shows that the community has an interest in running and living a healthy lifestyle."
Another perk of winning the grant is that Chartiers Valley's Kids of Steel will be announced as a grant recipient and run among the first four heats of the event.