Dallas Stars Announce Expansion of Fitness Stars Reaching Over 185,000 Children For 2014-15 School Year

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Dallas Stars Announce Expansion of Fitness Stars Reaching Over 185,000 Children For 2014-15 School Year
Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites announced today the expansion of the team\'s Fitness Stars program to 279 new schools for 2014-15, bringing the total to 307 schools in the Dallas\/Fort Worth Metroplex impacting over 185,000 children.

Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites announced today the expansion of the team's Fitness Stars program to 279 new schools for 2014-15, bringing the total to 307 schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex impacting over 185,000 children.

"The response during the first year of the program has been far greater than we initially expected," Lites said. "Physical education teachers have found Fitness Stars easy to integrate into their current curriculum and the donation of hockey equipment from the Dallas Stars Foundation has given children an opportunity to stay active while learning about the sport of hockey."

A physical education program aimed at fighting childhood obesity through hockey-based fitness challenges, Fitness Stars launched in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD during the 2013-14 school year with all 26 elementary schools implementing the program. Harmony School of Innovation in Euless and Town Center Elementary in Coppell also took part during the first year of the program. In 2014-15, participants will include: Carroll ISD, Coppell ISD, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Garland ISD, Irving ISD, Lewisville ISD, McKinney ISD, Mesquite ISD, Wylie ISD, and 12 individual schools.

"Through the Fitness Stars program, our campuses have the equipment and training to engage students in fun and motivational physical activity," Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Athletic Director Renee Putter said. "We value physical fitness as an integral aspect of student success in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District because physical activity helps engage a student's brain at a higher and deeper level."

Participants in the program complete five Fitness Stars challenges and collect Stars charms after achieving each goal. Every student who completes the program receives a ticket voucher for an upcoming Stars home game at American Airlines Center.

Fitness Stars is an initiative of the Dallas Stars Foundation, which exists to serve as a positive force throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex through teamwork, interaction, and education. The Dallas Stars Foundation works to bring together all members of the Metroplex and build a bright future for today's youth through programs such as Stick With Reading and Dallas Stars Little Rookies designed by Mike Modano. For more information on the Dallas Stars Foundation and to donate, visit DallasStars.com/foundation.

Fitness Stars is supported in part by Floorball Planet, JCPenney and the Dallas Stars Foundation.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 77 28 46 -6 74
T. Seguin 67 35 35 -4 70
J. Spezza 77 17 42 -3 59
J. Klingberg 60 11 27 3 38
C. Eakin 73 17 19 -5 36
T. Daley 63 16 20 -10 36
A. Goligoski 77 4 31 -2 35
A. Hemsky 71 11 21 -5 32
S. Horcoff 73 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 75 12 15 -5 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 34 16 10 .906 2.88
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.25
 
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