Piedmont Elementary awarded $30,000, new playground and sporting goods equipment

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Discovery Education announced{}Tuesday the winners of several challenges and sweepstakes as part of the Together Counts program, {}a joint initiative aimed at addressing{}childhood obesity{}through educators, students and families.Piedmont Elementary has been selected as the grand prize winners of this year's Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes and will receive $30,000 in cash and new sporting goods equipment as well as a new playground from Playworld Systems.{}As part of this year's incentive programs, more than $200,000 in prizes will be awarded to deserving schools across the nation in an effort to extend the reach of health and wellness programs both in and out of school.