The Lake County YMCA welcomes children and their families to Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 29th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Willoughby South High School Stadium.
Healthy Kids Day is FREE!
Special events for the afternoon include a track meet at 12:00 p.m. with skills clinics for running and field events. Boys and girls in Kindergarten through 6th grade can test their skills during running events (50, 100 or 400 meter race), relays, and field events including softball throw (shot put), Frisbee throw (discus), Paper Airplaine throw (javelin), and the long jump.
Other family fun is planned throughout the day including hula hoop contests, GAGA, face painting, fitness challenges, and a bounce house. “In order to thrive, we need human interaction and balance in our lives. We need to take care of ourselves, eat well, stay safe, be active, and always continue to learn and grow. This isn’t easily accomplished in the technological and polarized world in which we live. Little things like playing outside are becoming increasingly rare. The mission driven Y steps in to fill these gaps in Society, reaching out to our communities, offering something for everyone. The Y focuses on balance with programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all,” said Pattie Ritt, Child Care Director for the Lake County Y West End.
“We encourage everyone to get involved in Healthy Kids Day where they can take advantage of resources and support to be healthy and get connected,” added Pattie.
Healthy Kids Day will be held Rain or Shine on Saturday, April 29th. IF RAIN, festivities will be held at the Lake County West End Y in Willoughby. For more information on Healthy Kids Day, visit Lake County YMCA or call the West End Y at 440-946-1160.
About the Y
The YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Since 1866, the Lake County Y has engaged men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – with its diverse programs to deliver lasting personal and social change. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together to support their neighbors. For more information visit the Lake County Y online (Lake County YMCA) and follow us on Facebook.
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