Tennis champion Serena Williams was part of the star studded roll-out for expanded version of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative Thursday.
First Lady Michelle Obama announced a $50 million dollar pledge from Nike, among other corporations, to the program, which aims to have schoolchildren participate in a physical activity for 60 minutes every day.
“Moving for me is so important. I built a career out of that and this “Let’s Move” initiative is important because it gets the youth out there…It’s the importance of being active, the importance of having an active lifestyle and how it can help your life,” said Williams, who was joined by Nike CEO Mark Parker, to Chris Jansing Friday. “Not only to be physically fit, but studies shown that it can help children have more confidence.”
But who’s a better dancer? Willams or Obama?
“I’m definitely going to go with the First Lady… she did some moves that I just wasn’t aware of,” Williams said.