OIA attends D.C. pow-wow to talk about Bush fitness initiative

Along with a group of other possible providing agencies such as the American Hiking Society and the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, the Outdoor Industry Association took part in a daylong discussion with federal agencies in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.
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Along with a group of other possible providing agencies such as the American Hiking Society and the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, the Outdoor Industry Association took part in a daylong discussion with federal agencies in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. The meeting was to help the associations and other interested parties focus on what they can do to help bring President Bush's fitness initiative to fruition (Click here for our story on that initiative). Said OIA attendee, President Frank Hugelmeyer, "This is clearly going to take some time to build some momentum." It seems the government hopes for the goals to be realized but so far hasn't put any money behind it, although Congress supports the proposals.

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