Plainfield, NJ, April 18, 2012 - State Farm® Insurance Companies awarded the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation a $11,600 grant to help support Head 2 Toe Fitness & Financial Literacy (H2T), which is an educational program that provides youth with opportunities to learn about health & fitness, nutrition and financial literacy. This is the second year that State Farm and Joetta Clark Diggs have teamed up to offer H2T.
This year the fitness and financial literacy sessions will take place at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, NJ. H2T's team of professional fitness and education experts have worked with schools to revise and update physical education programs as well as provide informative and engaging seminars designed to help students enhance their critical-thinking, decision-making skills and financial literacy. “It’s vitally important for youth to have the skills necessary to make healthy decisions in life and have a basic understanding of how to manage their finances,” said State Farm Agent Deseral Neal. “State Farm is proud to support the H2T program and we applaud the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation for educating and enriching the lives of youth throughout New Jersey.” The fitness and financial literacy sessions will run for 6 weeks in the spring of 2012.
Clark Diggs is an avid proponent of youth educational programs and is also the Executive Director of the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation, Inc., a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to teaching good health and positive work ethics associated with the participation in sports to girls and boys (ages K-12). “By partnering with State Farm Insurance and their local agents, it tells the community that State Farm is truly a good neighbor and wants good things to happen in Plainfield,” stated Clark Diggs. Similarly, Arlene J. Lester, Public Affairs Specialist at State Farm Insurance, had this to say, “State Farm is excited to partner with the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation, Inc. to bring not only health and fitness to youth, but to provide useful information about how they can be financially fit as well.”
Each year State Farm awards grants to non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and educational institutions for programs that help make communities safer, stronger, and more educated.
Douglas Nadeau - State Farm Public Affairs (603) 641-4549.
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