BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Town of Hatfield is one of 31 programs in Arkansas, out of 215 applicants, that will receive a new grant from Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas.
The Outdoor Fitness Machines for the City Park Program will receive $16,400 for outdoor adult exercise equipment that will include a Stepper Bike Station, a Dual Air Walker, an Ab Station, a Tri-Fitness Station, a Dual Hip Station, and a Dual Abductor Station. “These fitness stations will be installed at the city park for our residents to use,” said Hatfield Mayor Linda Denton.
Denton said she applied for the grant because there aren’t any means of exercise in Hatfield and the surrounding areas that allow people to exercise in the outdoors, besides walking. The town will receive a check in December 2016 to fund their 2017 calendar year program.
The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas recently awarded a total of $2,488,307 in grants to 31 health improvement programs in Arkansas. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield established the Blue & You Foundation in 2001 as a charitable foundation to promote better health in Arkansas. The Blue & You Foundation awards grants annually to non-profit or governmental organizations and programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans.