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USAP and UDIM Partner to Promote Health in Michigan Schools

USAP and UDIM Partner to Promote Health: In a significant move coinciding with National Dairy Month, USA Pickleball has forged a new partnership with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) aimed at promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles in schools across the state.

Enhancing Physical Education with Pickleball

As part of this collaboration, UDIM will serve as the Official Refuel Beverage and the official Pickleball in Schools partner for USA Pickleball. The initiative focuses on introducing pickleball to Michigan schools through comprehensive training for physical education teachers and emphasizing the nutritional benefits of dairy.

Highlighting Dairy’s Nutritional Benefits

Jose Moreno, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at USA Pickleball, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership’s potential impact. “This partnership with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan is incredibly exciting as USA Pickleball and Michigan’s dairy farmers share a common goal of enriching the lives of students in schools across the state of Michigan,” said Jose Moreno.

“We look forward to working with the UDIM team to bring some exciting pickleball programs and initiatives to life, all with milk supporting the students’ ability to enjoy pickleball and staying active.”–moreno

Empowering Educators for Long-Term Impact

The partnership includes specialized training events where school districts can send teams to learn from USA Pickleball’s youth and recreation experts. Participants will receive instruction on implementing pickleball in schools, training fellow educators, and incorporating nutrition education to support student well-being.

Cortney Freeland, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at UDIM, emphasized the collaboration’s broader goals. “We are thrilled to partner with USA Pickleball to promote physical activity and healthy habits in schools across Michigan,” Freeland stated.

“By integrating pickleball into school programs and emphasizing the importance of proper nutrition with milk as a refuel beverage, we aim to support the well-being and development of students. This collaboration is a fantastic opportunity to bring excitement and energy to physical education while encouraging lifelong healthy habits.”–freeland

This partnership marks a proactive step toward integrating pickleball into school curricula while promoting the nutritional benefits of dairy, ensuring Michigan students have access to resources that support their physical and academic growth.

USAP and UDIM Partner to Promote Health

News in Brief: USAP and UDIM Partner to Promote Health

USA Pickleball has teamed up with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) during National Dairy Month to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles in Michigan schools. UDIM will be the Official Refuel Beverage and Pickleball in Schools partner, focusing on introducing pickleball through training for PE teachers and emphasizing dairy’s nutritional benefits.

Jose Moreno, USA Pickleball’s Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, sees this partnership as a way to enhance student well-being by integrating pickleball into school programs and highlighting milk’s nutritional value. Specialized training events will educate educators on pickleball implementation and nutrition education.

Cortney Freeland, VP of Strategic Partnerships at UDIM, emphasized the initiative’s goal of fostering lifelong health habits among students through physical activity and dairy nutrition. This collaboration aims to support Michigan students’ overall development and well-being, bridging physical education with nutritional education effectively.

Our Readers Queries:

Ques: What is the United Dairy Industry of Michigan Grant?

Ans: The United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) Dairy Promotion Grant Program offers funding opportunities for Michigan dairy farm families and employees. This program supports them in organizing promotional events within their local communities, aiming to emphasize the enjoyment and benefits of dairy products.

Ques: Where will pickleball nationals be in 2024?

Ans: The 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships will be held from November 10-17, 2024, in Mesa, Arizona.

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