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Live Healthy, Play Global

The World Games 2021 Education Program

Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

The World Games 2021 and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama have proudly developed the Live Healthy, Play Global program – a first-of-its-kind education initiative featuring relevant resources inspired by The World Games 2021. The program, which was developed by a steering committee of educators and community partners, will be test-launched in Birmingham City Schools during the 2019-2020 academic year and will later be rolled out to include a wide range of schools across the state.

The goal of the Live Healthy, Play Global program is to support a physically active and globally minded Birmingham, ensuring that students engage in physical activity, see the importance of traditional sports values, and benefit from the enhancement of physical education and social studies curriculums inspired by The World Games 2021.

The program will provide students with the opportunity to play sports featured in The World Games 2021 through a partnership with the “Let’s Move” initiative. Initial sports will include Korfball, Floorball and Flying Disc. It will also provide classroom resources and activities that will connect The World Games 2021 with physical education, social studies and athletics, as well as provide professional development opportunities for educators.

Steering Committee

Special thanks to our Education Program Steering Committee, a group of dedicated, experienced educators  whose hard work, insight, experience and commitment has been instrumental in informing, developing and implementing the Live Healthy, Play Global program in Birmingham.

NameOrganization
Cindy Kirk, Co-ChairAlabama Public Television
Dr. Sherri Huff, Co-ChairBirmingham City Schools
Galvin BillupsCity of Birmingham
Cristin BrawnerDavid Mathews Center for Civic Life
Alison BrightJefferson County Schools
Jeremy BrownWalker County Schools
JW CarpenterBirmingham Education Foundation
David DadaCity of Birmingham
Monica DanielsBessemer City Schools
Shonae EddinsCity of Birmingham
Rhonda ElmoreYMCA Central Alabama
Ed FieldsCity of Birmingham
Kathy HeimanAlabama Public Television
Keith HigginbothamBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Devon HolstonFairfield School System
Kim KaneJefferson County Schools
Tim KingBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Anne LedvinaBirmingham Southern College
Melvin LoveOxmoor Elementary School
Sophie MartinBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Alex MartinezLakeshore Foundation
Michael MooreCity of Birmingham
Amber MooreMadison County Schools
Scott MeyersAlabama Sports Hall of Fame
Lisa PickensCity of Birmingham
Henry PopeBirmingham City Schools
Nick Sims United Way of Central Alabama
Cedric Sparks City of Birmingham
Susan Spielberger Jefferson County Schools
Ashley StuckeyCity of Birmingham
Mark SullivanBirmingham City Schools
Beth UhlmanVestavia Hills Schools
Linwood WhittenAlabama State University
DJ MackovetsCEO, Birmingham Organizing Committee
Steve MistrotBirmingham Organizing Committee
Jessica BlackMarkstein

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