Fit Kids of Southwest Oklahoma is involved with close to thirty different projects that range from community gardens, healthy eating programs, employee wellness, walking and running activities as well as promoting outdoor experiences with family bonding through encouraged parent-child participation.
A Healthier CU in Century II
Cameron University is focusing on fitness and health within the campus and throughout the community by developing Community Gardens, Aggie Mile Walking Trail, a Student Wellness Center, healthy food choices in the cafeteria, campus wellness challenges, and Coaches University.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools
Lawton Public Schools has received state and national recognition for programs implemented under the Healthy Schools Program, which includes healthy eating choices in the cafeteria, increased opportunities for physical activity, employee wellness, and a coordinator to oversee all health and wellness initiatives.
Certified Healthy Programs
The Certified Healthy Programs encourage businesses, restaurants, schools, campuses and communities to implement more opportunities for their employees, customers, students and residents to eat better, move more and be tobacco free.
Community Bike Trails
Community Bike Trails is a city wide plan to implement bike trails throughout the community to increase the opportunity for residents to be more physically active.
The Farmer's Market was established to make locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables available to the community.
The Fit Kids CU Community Garden was developed to promote healthier lifestyle focused on better nutrition and physical activity through hands-on outdoor experiences in the garden. The garden caters to children to develop their knowledge of where fruits and vegetables come from, how they are grown and their importance in relation to our bodies as well as to promote outdoor experiences and family bonding through encouraged parent-child participation.
Fort Sill Health and Wellness
Fort Sill has shown a commitment to fitness and health for their Soldiers, families, and the communities where they live by being instrumental in the development of projects like Nature Quest, LETRA Express, Fit Kids Fitness Trailway, CG's Challenge and Fitness in the Park, as well as numerous other activities on post.
The Miracle League of Lawton Fort Sill was founded in 2007 to offer baseball and other sports to the mentally and physically challenged children of Lawton Fort Sill and its surrounding communities in a safe, organized and fun manner. A community wide initiative raised funds to build a state of the art, custom designed rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assistive devices in the middle of the city's Elmer Thomas Park
Playground in the Park
The Playground in the Park Coalition raised over $400,00 to install this state of the art playground in Elmer Thomas Park. Much time, dedication and resources went into this effort and it now provides children with the opportunity to have fun, exercise and enjoy a positive outdoor experience.
Safe Routes to School
Lawton Public Schools, City of Lawton, Comanche County Health Department, Fit Kids Safe Routes to School is a national recognized initiative to increase the opportunity for kids to be physically active before and after school. The program designates walking paths, crossing guards and safe houses to assist children in safely walking to and from school.
Spirit of Survival
The Spirit of Survival (SOS) is an annual race which includes walk/run/race events for every level of participant and training to prepare for theses races. SOS's primary goal is to improve the health of our community through education, training, family participation and motivation for cancer patients and survivors.
Tour of the Wichita's
The Tour of the Wichita's is an annual bike ride that takes you through historic areas of Fort Sill, Medicine Park and the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge. In conjunction with the ride, the Museum of the Great Plains hosts an annual bike festival which gives families in the Lawton Fort Sill area an opportunity to enjoy a day of healthy, fun activities involving bicycles.