Cosby Elementary School to provide grant to instill healthy habits


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The Cosby Elementary School Submission is one of 100 recipients of Lowe’s Hometowns Grants.

There were over 2,200 qualified submissions in 100 hometowns. The project covers 36 states and will help thousands of people from coast to coast, the statement said.

Cosby Elementary School, a rural school located in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, wants to instill healthy habits by making transformational changes to its outdoor space that would also allow it to function as a community fitness center, according to officials. The center would also include a multi-sports field and a pavilion accessible to the community.

These changes will be accompanied by a 360-degree approach in the school’s physical education curriculum that will provide new curriculum integration and tracking of health outcomes, the statement said.

All grant recipients were notified on July 20. Lowe’s will partner with Lowe’s associates, construction professionals and the community to develop a project specific timeline and hopes to complete it by the end of the year.

Kane Brown, Drew Brees, Travis Kelce, Najee Harris and Matt Light will also contribute to their own projects in their hometown, officials say.

Lowe’s created 100 Hometowns to celebrate the centennial nationwide as they have served communities for 100 years.

For more information on 100 hometowns, visit this website.

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