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Atlanta Falcons give health assist to New Holland school
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New Holland Knowledge Academy fourth-graders Ruben Colin, left, Jerelyn Portales and Donna Hidalgo, right, run in the school gymnasium Monday morning during physical education class. The school has received a $10,000 grant from the Atlanta Falcons to use for improving student fitness and nutrition. - photo by Scott Rogers
Initiatives to increase physical activity and healthy eating at New Holland Knowledge Academy are getting a boost through a $10,000 grant. The Gainesville City School System was named the recipient of the Fuel Up To Play 60 — Atlanta Falcons Hometown Grant for the 2017-18 school year. The grant is a partnership of the Falcons and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Inc. School system officials said in a statement the grant would go to support physical activity and school nutrition efforts at New Holland. The grant is divided with $5,000 going toward physical activity and $5,000 going to nutrition efforts at the school.