First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago next week as part of a nationwide tour to promote her children's obesity prevention campaign and reveal plans to increase physical activity at schools.
When the tour stops in the city on Feb. 28, Obama will be joined by Nike CEO and President Mark Parker to "make a major announcement to bring physical activity back to schools," according to a White House news release.
The two-day tour also will highlight the progress and the third anniversary of "Let's Move!," Obama's initiative that promotes health and physical activity in children.
The 11 a.m. event at McCormick Place is closed to the public, though invitees include thousands of Chicago teachers and schoolchildren.
Obama was in town this month to attend the Feb. 9 funeral of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a King College Prep honor student who was gunned down in a South Side park.
Others expected to attend the Chicago event next week are Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Olympic gold-medal gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Dominique Dawes.
Other athletes in the lineup include Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, tennis player Serena Williams and track star Allyson Felix. A "surprise musical guest" will also be present, the release states.
In addition to Chicago, the tour is to stop in Clinton, Miss., and Springfield, Mo.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun