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SportsBackers announces new national-level “Movement Makers” summit to take place in May 2017

The three day event will focus around physical activity and sustainable projects locally and nationally.

RVAHub Staff



Sports Backers announced this week a new national level event to take place in May of 2017. “Movement Makers: National Active Living Summit” will be held at different venues around the city May 17th through the 19th. The three day event will offer individuals and organizations an opportunity to learn how to encourage and support physical activity initiatives in their communities.

Movement Makers attempt to will address all sectors involved in promoting physical activity to positively impact the health of local communities. From schools to workplaces to streets to parks to neighborhoods to businesses, participants will engage in strategies for creating options for physical activity. Individual health, community health, and economic health will intersect with the goal of healthier, more active communities.

“Organizations across the country are developing movements to promote physical activity to make their communities healthier, and our national active living conference ‘Movement Makers’ is named for the people behind these efforts,” said Jeff McIntyre, Director of Active RVA for Sports Backers. “Movement Makers will present an outstanding opportunity to learn from national leaders in active living and health equity. We are excited to host this national summit with a great list of guest speakers and active learning opportunities.”

The Movement Makers summit will bring together experts and leaders from a variety of fields, including bike/pedestrian infrastructure, health equity, workplace wellness, public health, and obesity prevention. With nationally recognized keynote speakers, special breakout sessions, activity tours, and how-to demonstrations.

Stay tuned to RVAHub for more information on the summit as exhibits, speakers, and venues are announced.

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