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TEACHING KIDS THAT FITNESS IS FUN! SUNDAY JUNE 26, GAME TIME 1:05
Over 500 children will join the Camden Riversharks and United Way this Sunday at Campbell’s Field for a DAY OF ACTION to celebrate being active and healthy while having fun! The United Ways from Camden, Burlington, Gloucester and Salem counties have teamed up with the Riversharks to promote healthy eating and physical activity for kids of all ages. The children are from partner health and human services programs served by United Way.
“Battling childhood obesity and promoting youth fitness is a huge priority for United Way,” said Michael Moynihan, President of United Way of Camden County. “An easy way to encourage kids to play for 60 minutes a day is to enroll them in an organized sport that gets them physically active or take them to a local park and just get them moving.”
The participating children will receive a Fit and Fun Pack filled with tools to help them stay active and be invited on the field after the game for fun fitness activities.
Campbell’s Field, official home of Riversharks baseball, not only provides a great night of family fun, but it offers kids the chance to exercise. The United Way Fit and Fun Zone is located directly down the first base line and has a variety of activities to get kids moving—a moon bounce, rock climbing wall, a chance to throw and bat and much more. United Way is the official sponsor of the Fit and Fun Zone as a part of their efforts in Camden County to keep kids healthy and fit.
“United Way is a great partner,” said Adam Lorber, General Manager, Riversharks. “They are all about fitness through fun for children, and that’s what the Riversharks are all about. Where else can you have a night out for baseball that’s affordable and fun, while getting in a little exercise? It’s not rare to see kids running the bases after our games and playing HARD in our United Way Fit and Fun Zone!”
United Way advances the common good by concentrating on the building blocks for a good life: Education, Income and Health. United Way is working to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by investing in programs that increase the time that children are physically active, the accessibility of healthy foods and the number of safe places for unstructured play across our communities.
The Camden Riversharks are members of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Since 2001, the Riversharks have hosted all of their home games at Campbell’s Field, located along the city’s waterfront. The 2011 season, the club’s 11th, is presented by Wawa. The Riversharks will open a three game homestand today, June 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm vs. the Road Warriors. The team provides a competitive baseball product, while maintaining an affordable family friendly atmosphere. For more information or tickets, go to www.riversharks.com