Jerry Williams, Schuylkill Valley Sports President who serves on the board of the National Sporting Goods Association, recently visited Congress to lobby on behalf of the PHIT (Personal Health Investment Today) Act. In a statement, SVS said it continues to support this bipartisan piece of legislation that will allow the use of Pre-Tax Medical Accounts, such as Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Saving Accounts, towards physical activity.

If passed that money could be used to cover physical activity expenses such as:

  • youth & adult sports league fees
  • health club memberships
  • exercise classes
  • sports & fitness equipment
  • youth camps & more

As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, reports show that youth are becoming more and more inactive, contributing to one in three now overweight. Williams mentioned “there surprisingly was bi-partisan support, has already passed in the House of Representatives and has a good chance to be enacted into law this year.”

Founded in 1971, Schuylkill Valley Sports is a full-service sporting goods retailer and team athletic dealer with 13 current store locations and comprehensive e-commerce website, and has been serving the Tri-State area for over 48 years.