March 15, 2011

Cowan students Chase Charlie After School

Students at Cowan Elementary School in Delaware County, Indiana are part of an after-school running program called "Chase Charlie" led by Ball State University.

BSU received a $1,000 grant  from UnitedHealth HEROES Youth Service America that supports development of specific programs to combat childhood obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles in communities.

A similar program, funded by ING, was started in 2009 at Burris Laboratory School.

The Cowan program, which will end in April, is offered twice a week. P.E. teacher Jill Brand and BSU students lead the activities, which include running and many other activities, including dodgeball, Steal the Flag and something called "Not In My Backyard".

Read the full article at The Star

For more information on the Annual Chase Charlie races at Ball State University, visit

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