Boys and Girls Club Kids Take Part in National Fitness Pilot Program

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Community News Seventy-five kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena took part in a pilot fitness program sponsored by Nestle, as one of 20 pilot clubs included in the National Fitness Competition. The program is part of a three-year partnership that Nestle launched this spring with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) as it reaffirms its “commitment to create a healthier generation.”Nestle says the bi-annual competition is intended to inspire kids to achieve tangible short-term fitness goals. The partnership, it says, represents a new component in their larger strategy to promote nutrition education and physical activity among children.After the pilot program that included Pasadena’s Boys and Girls Club, the competition intends to expand to 100 clubs this fall, and by the third year is expected to cover 500 clubs in all, engaging some 50,000 young people.Mia Dunn, resource development manager at the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, said the 75 club members, ages 6 to 15, took to the field at Jackie Robinson Park to compete against each other in a series of events, including broad jump, 40-yard dash, jump rope, Frisbee toss, and push-ups.“This month’s event was the first of two fitness challenges that comprise the initiative, which is based on the idea that fitness events help improve attention span, reduce disciplinary problems, and elevate academic performance and physical well-being,” said Dunn.The kids received certificates and medals for their participation along with plenty of water and a boxed lunch. Twenty Nestle volunteers were on hand to facilitate each station and record each child’s performance.“The second challenge will start in early fall,” says Dunn.Upcoming events for members of the Pasadena Boys and Girls Club can be accessed on the club’s website, 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Business News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Boys and Girls Club Kids Take Part in National Fitness Pilot Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 11:43 amlast_img read more

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