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St. Luke's FitOne donations help build track for Nampa school

The mayor joined students during the lunch hour to help break in the new track.

NAMPA, Idaho — Thanks to the thousands who participated in last month's St. Luke's FitOne Celebration, New Horizons Elementary School in Nampa was able to build a new track.

Jean Mutchie with St. Luke's says New Horizons Elementary School, which is a dual-language school, was chosen partly because of its location.

At their previous field, students had to walk along the perimeter because gopher holes made it nearly impossible to run and play.

Mutchie says the track will hopefully inspire students to lead healthier lives.

“This school among many where we've implemented a track program, they're typically in an area where access to playgrounds, it's just not easy. So this becomes a community resource,” Mutchie said. "We know that when kids have a place to be active, the healthy choice becomes the easy choice."

To celebrate, Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling walked with students around the track during their lunch hour.

RELATED: Thousands run, walk, and stroll in downtown Boise for 2019 St. Luke's FitOne races

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