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USDA Community Facilities Funds Promote Student Fitness in South Dakota

The South Dakota  Bon Homme School District #04-2 Mission Statement – “To ensure that our students have the resources to succeed in a changing world.”  Hard work is continually being done with the focus placed on learning and commitment of excellence to serve the students who are our future leaders, their parents and the communities.  The District is made up of communities and rural areas of Springfield, Tabor, Tyndall, and the Bon Homme Hutterite Colony.

South Dakota Rural Development State Director Elsie Meeks participated in a dedication ceremony for the Fitness Center project at Bon Homme School District #04-2.  The Fitness Center will be made available to all students and staff with weight, exercise, and cardio vascular equipment.  USDA Rural Development is providing a Community Facilities grant of $33,000 to be leveraged with an applicant contribution through the Hoch Foundation of $247,000 for the project.

“The Hoch Fitness Center has been a tremendous asset to our students and staff,” said Dr. Bryce Knudson, superintendent of Bon Homme 4-2. “The facility is a great improvement to what we had previously.  Attendance and usage by our students is at an all-time high; coaches and students alike use the facility regularly. Deep gratitude and sincere appreciation is extended to the Hoch family and Rural Development for making this dream become a reality.”

Are you ready, are you ready for this?  We’re here to “pump you up”.   The Fitness Center is essential to the school’s sports programs and can assist athletes in reaching their endurance training goals.

To find out more about how the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Program can assist your school or community, click here.

New fitness equipment in a South Dakota school, made possible in part with a grant from USDA Rural Development.

New fitness equipment in a South Dakota school, made possible in part with a grant from USDA Rural Development.

One Response to “USDA Community Facilities Funds Promote Student Fitness in South Dakota”

  1. Lenora Tooher says:

    Thank you Hoch family for your generosity. Your kindness will improve so many lives! I keep my workouts fun and easy and enjoy the results. My body knows when I need to push a little harder. The smile after the workout is priceless. Notice the resultant positive behavior change makes you crave exercise more! Off to stretch and workout now! Thank you USDA for making fitness attainable in South Dakota!

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