Rhinebeck, New York…..Physical Educators Kevin Yarnell and Ryan Edson at Chancellor Livingston School (CLS) in Rhinebeck, NY announced today that Dannon has extended the nationwide voting contest for the community fitness playground for two weeks of “Encore Voting” until February 15, 2018. Voting is open to anyone age 13 and older who resides in CT, DE, MD, NJ, NY, or PA for one vote per day per email address. The PE team is reminding the public to continue to vote daily.

The “Dannon Danimals and Project Fit America Back to School Grant Contest” will ultimately grant $25,000 for playground equipment to each of four schools that secure the highest number of votes. In addition, Project Fit America will underwrite $7,000 of playground building and installation expenses for each of those top four schools.

Over 300 Hudson Valley businesses Hudson Valley have agreed to support Rhinebeck in this nationwide grant contest, according to Yarnell and Edson, and the duo is now appealing to all individuals in the community to share this voting link far and wide to improve chances of being awarded the funds:http://danimalsshopriteschoolcontest.young-america.com (select Chancellor Livingston Elementary, enter email address, zip code, and click submit.) Community members can also build momentum by posting voting information to social media channels with hashtag: #DannonsbestisCLS.

Said Yarnell, “Here at CLS, we believe that elementary physical education provides the basic foundation for the development of healthy and active students. By offering our youth, their families, and all residents a chance to enjoy an outdoor fitness venue, we are sending a strong message about the importance of making wellness a priority.”

Says Edson, “This grant would not only cover costs of equipment and installation, but would help promote lifetime fitness and wellness for our entire community. The community has really rallied around this opportunity. We are very fortunate to work in this awesome district.”

Principal Brett King continued, “This is an exciting time for our district; our Physical Education department has worked so hard to bring us to this point. I hope that we can get every family to share voting information on social media channels and with colleagues, friends, and neighbors so that we can bring this to the finish line; it will no doubt be a fantastic value-add for our students and everyone in the Rhinebeck area who comes out to enjoy it once complete.”

Learn more at http://danimalsshopriteschoolcontest.young-america.com. Or, to learn more about the Chancellor Livingston Physical Education program, visit:CLS PE Website and

CLS PE YouTube Channel.