From June 25 to June 28, more than 1,000 PTA members, leaders and partners from across the country will meet to network, learn and further work to make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth at the 2015 National PTA Convention & Expo in Charlotte, N.C.
Everlast Climbing has been serving the K-12 school market for over 20 years and has a long history of working with PTAs from across the country. With the average school’s physical education budget only $764 per year, PTAs play a significant role in filling in the gaps and enabling schools to provide physical education opportunities for students. “We have had the privilege of working with a lot of amazing PTAs over the years,” said Lyle Helke, Director of Inside Sales for Everlast Climbing. “PTAs understand the link between activity and learning and are also aware of the underfunding of physical education.” For many schools, innovations like a climbing wall would not be possible without the PTA.
At the 2015 National PTA Convention & Expo, Everlast Climbing will be presenting a variety of climbing walls created specifically for the K-12 school market. These include horizontal climbing walls, also known as Traverse Walls, which focus on students climbing predominantly across the wall instead of vertically. They are available in a variety of surfaces including those that look like real rock or display a mural. There are even climbing walls that can be used for math, reading and other lessons. The Magna® Wall features a magnet-accepting surface. The Discovery Wall is also magnetic and can be written on with chalk on the Blackboard style or with markers on the Dry-Erase version.
“The versatility of many of our climbing walls makes them very appealing to schools because they can be used not only in physical education classes, but in other classes too,” comments Mertyce Mrvos, Coordinator of Programs & Partnerships for Everlast Climbing. “Practicing math facts or spelling words on a climbing wall engages children in learning and provides the added benefits of physical activity.” Everlast Climbing will also be showcasing its Top Rope, or vertical climbing walls, Playground Walls, NatureROCKS® Playground Boulders, Kersplash® Poolside Climbing Wall, educational programming and more.
About Everlast Climbing
Everlast Climbing is committed to improving youth fitness with dynamic and innovative products that engage children and inspire physical activity. The company is headquartered in Mendota Heights, MN, and is a PlayCore company. More information is available about Everlast Climbing at http://www.everlastclimbing.com.