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When

Jul 17, 2017
10:00am

Venue info

Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine, Portland

Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine, Portland, 277 Cumberland Ave., Portland, ME 04102

http://www.bgcmaine.org

Price

Free

Contact

(312) 946-6147

“Triple Play Day”

WHAT:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine will host a “Triple Play Day” to educate area youth on the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle for their mind, body, and soul. The event’s exciting and collaborative exercises will have attendees moving, thinking and working together. Members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine will contribute to a collective goal of achieving five million minutes of activity among more than 500 participating Clubs across the country.

WHY:
With more than three out of 10 young people nationwide considered obese or overweight, early education and active programming for youth is more critical than ever for a healthier future.

The upcoming event will feature activities to engage the mind, body and soul, including yoga, a giant Jenga and Connect Four, circuit style training, soccer and basketball skills, an obstacle course and trust circle exercises. Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation and The Coca-Cola Company, Triple Play is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s signature health and wellness program. Triple Play focuses on nutrition and health education, access to healthy meals, and teaching youth how to commit to fitness as well as positive relationship building and self-confidence elements.

WHEN:
Monday, July 17, 2017 from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

WHERE:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine – Portland Clubhouse
277 Cumberland Ave
Portland, ME 04101

INTERVIEWS AND VISUALS:
•Live shots from the Boys & Girls Club Triple Play Day event in action with kids and teens participating in all the challenges and activities
•Karen MacDonald, COO at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, will be available for interviews about the Triple Play program, and can offer tips for keeping kids and teens healthy and active during the summer
•Brandon Cohen, Director of Large Group Sales for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, will be able share insights into the partnership and support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine.
•Club kids and teens will be on-site to demonstrate event activities, share their thoughts on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and encourage other young people to get active