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 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
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13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 76 28 44 -4 72
T. Seguin 66 34 35 -1 69
J. Spezza 76 16 41 -3 57
J. Klingberg 59 11 27 6 38
C. Eakin 72 17 19 -2 36
T. Daley 62 16 19 -9 35
A. Goligoski 76 4 31 0 35
A. Hemsky 70 11 21 -6 32
S. Horcoff 72 11 17 8 28
V. Fiddler 74 12 14 -6 26
 
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K. Lehtonen 34 15 10 .907 2.84
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
 
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