CHICAGO (AP) - Michelle Obama’s Chicago high school alma mater is to name its new athletic complex after the former first lady.
Whitney Young Principal Joyce Kenner says school officials discussed the idea with Obama when she was in Chicago last November on her book tour. Obama didn’t play sports in high school, but she supported her “Let’s Move!” national fitness campaign while Barack Obama was president. It was an effort to fight childhood obesity.
Kenner says Michelle Obama “embodies that spirit of athleticism.”
The complex includes baseball and football fields, a track and bleacher seating along with lighting and scoreboards.
Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://chicago.suntimes.com/
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