YMCA Healthy Kids Day Saturday

Published 4:48 pm Monday, April 23, 2012

Saturday will give children a chance to have fun and parents an opportunity to plan out summer vacation hen the Atmore Area YMCA hosts its annual Healthy Kids Day.

At the field from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the staff at the YMCA will host Healthy Kids Day for families to come out and enjoy themselves, while staying healthy.

Healthy Kids Day is a national initiative that more than 1,900 YMCAs participate in to help improve the health of children. It is filled with activities and games geared towards stimulating their bodies and minds.

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Preparing children and parents for the summer, an inactive time for children, is a large focus of the event, Atmore Area YMCA Manager Ross Terry said.

“At the Atmore Area YMCA, we know that when the school year ends, kids lose exposure to activities that keep them moving and learning,” he said. “Healthy Kids Day will help parents begin thinking early about what their kids need to stay physically and intellectually active in the summer.”

For more on this story see Wednesay’s edition of The Atmore Advance.