Local WDVM TV news covers Adopt-a-Gym at Charles Barrett!

On Tuesday, March 6th, Charles Barrett Elementary School had their fourth annual Adopt-a-Gym event, a soccer ‘KICKoff’.  Despite a rain delay, Kevin McGrath breaking his leg less than 48 hours from the original date of the event, and actual freezing rain at the event, loads of Barrett students still came out to support the great cause!

We were lucky enough to have a local TV station, WDVM, come and interview Kevin on what Adopt-a-Gym is and the importance of helping others, no matter who you are.

Check out the story here:

Alexandria teacher goes the extra mile to keep students active


Adopt-a-Gym on the NEW Mike & Mike

OPEN Forum Podcast all starts Mike Miller and Mike Martinez invited Kevin on the show to spread the word about Adopt-a-Gym.  What a great opportunity to reach the physical education community!!  So appreciative!  Take a listen to Episode 9 of their awesome series of Physical Education podcasts…then listen to the rest!!


Schools donating vouchers from US Games to Adopt-a-Gym

Jason Leach from Independence Elementary School in Fort Worth, TX is the first to come forward and volunteer to donate the vouchers that he earned from US Games for his American Heart Association fundraiser.  These vouchers will go directly to helping a school in Houston ISD!

Anyone else who is interested in doing the same, please email me at: AdoptaGymKM@gmail.com

Thank you Jason & other kind teachers just like you!!

The Magnificent Seven

I am incredibly excited to announce that I received the first seven schools to register as donor schools!!  I’m calling these people the Magnificent Seven!!  We have schools from Virginia, Vermont, Florida, Kansas, Texas and New Jersey.  Hurricane Harvey and other schools in need, we’re on our way!!  All others who may be interested, lets pave the way.


Voxcast recorded!!!

With many thanks to Jorge Rodriguez, we recorded an Adopt-a-Gym interview on Friday.  We spoke about how impactful it would be to get involved with the recovery of Houston because of Hurricane Harvey.

This is something that hits close to home for Jorge being a Houston resident and employee of Houston ISD.  This is a time where we should all be rallying around this city.  

Having a cause that hit close to home are what can really drive a really successful Adopt-a-Gym campaign.  For those of you that Houston strikes a nerve for, I encourage you to sign up & run an event this year!  I am committed to assisting donor schools to help Houston ISD get back on their feet!
Who is going to join us??? Click below to register as a donor!

Expansion, expansion, expansion!!!

Adopt-a-Gym is in the midst of branching out of the walls of Charles Barrett!!  We are currently in talks with a number of teachers interested in becoming donor schools.  Since this is the first year having partner schools, there will be limited slots.

We are looking for highly motivated physical educators interested in making a difference not only in the lives of their own students and those of adopted schools, but the lives of physical educators wanting to give their students the physical education they deserve.

If you are interested in becoming part of something incredible and receive more information on being a donor school, click the link below.

No commitment, just the start of a life-changing conversation!

 Register as a donor school