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Governor John Hickenlooper joined other dignitaries to cut the ribbon for  Everitt Middle School’s new Don’t Quit Fitness Center, Thursday morning, Oct. 5. Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass, Everitt Principal Jeff Gomez, National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Council Chairman Jake Steinfeld and others participated in the event at 3900 Kipling St.

The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils recently selected Everitt Middle School as a National Fitness Champion and gifted the school with a fitness center, according to City of Wheat Ridge spokesperson Sara Spaulding.

“The school is being recognized for demonstrating leadership in getting and keeping their students fit,” said Spaulding. “In addition to the grant, the fitness center was financed through public/private partnerships with companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, and Nike, Inc.”