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Get Healthy Kentucky Joins Disney, Local Communities for Family Wellness Camps

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, August 28, 2007  
Contact Information:  Gwenda Bond or Beth Crace Fisher, (502) 564-6786  

MOVE IT! Events Scheduled in Four Kentucky Cities

Youngsters around the state are encouraged to join Get Healthy Kentucky and Disney’s eXtreme Team for MOVE IT!, a series of two-hour wellness camps for young people  designed to get Kentucky’s youth physically active and on the road to wellness. 

Participants in the events are sure to experience activities that will get them moving, plus healthy snacks, games and plenty of prizes.

Get Healthy Kentucky, Disney and parks and recreation offices around the state are sponsoring the events throughout the rest of August and September. Young people of all fitness levels are encouraged to get in on the fun.

The camps will include family-inspired activities that incorporate Disney’s eXtreme Team cast members playing interactive games and providing activities for children and their families.
The eXtreme Team will kick off the events by leading a warm-up round of dancing and stretching. Participants will then go into breakout sessions that include a variety of activities such as jump rope, soccer, basketball, a nutrition lesson, tennis and backyard games.

 At each station, participants will receive a star or check-off with the goal of each participant visiting every station by the end of the event.

 “Fitness should start at a young age, and these events are a great way to bring families together for activities and games that make getting healthy fun,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher, who launched the Get Healthy Kentucky initiative.

“Get Healthy Kentucky strongly encourages the young people of our state to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Not only are the camps fun, but they’ll also help you get in shape and learn valuable tools to help keep you healthy,” said Chris L. Corbin, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Wellness and Physical Activity.

The MOVE IT! events will be in the following cities:

· Owensboro, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 8, opening of new soccer field. For more information, call (270) 685-6142.

· Paducah, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8, Noble Park, Shelter 10. For more information, call (270) 444-8508.

· Ashland, noon-2 p.m. Sept. 15, Poage Landing Days. For more information, call (606) 329-9444. 



Last Updated 8/28/2007