NEW YORK, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) has selected Mr. William Kwok to receive a 2015 PCFSN Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals or organizations who improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness or nutrition-related programs.
William Kwok is the founder and Head Master of Gotham Martial Arts in New York City where he has been teaching Practical Wing Chun Kung Fu and traditional Taekwon-Do professionally since 2007. Mr. Kwok is a globally recognized martial arts Grand Master and has dedicated his life to teaching and helping thousands of students improve their physical and mental conditioning through martial arts, fitness and culture.
"Mr. William Kwok has worked to consistently promote physical activity, sports and good nutrition throughout their community,"says Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the Office of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. "For our nation to become healthier, it has to be transformed by acts of people and organizations such as Master Kwok and because of his efforts and contributions, his community can embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle. Together we are all working to make our nation a healthier one."
"I have been very fortunate to train with Master Kwok for many years. This is very well-deserved recognition for all his hard work and dedication to promoting fitness and the martial arts," said David Choi, a senior student.
This year, the President's Council presented the Community Leadership Award to 47 recipients across the country for making sports, physical activity, fitness, and nutrition-related programs available in their communities.
About the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition
The Office of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (OPCFSN) works with the Council and, under its authority in Title XVII of the Public Health Service Act, shares the Council's mission to engage, educate and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. PCFSN is a committee of volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Through partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the OPCFSN promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lives. Specifically, the OPCFSN works to overcome the challenges, and develop opportunities, to promote fitness, sports, and nutrition across the United States. For more information about the Council, visit www.fitness.gov and follow us on Twitter @FitnessGov.
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SOURCE Gotham Martial Arts