Club begins exercise program for youth

Club begins exercise program for youth
From left, Boys & Girls Club members Julian Ildau, Brandon Garner, Landon Jones, Bryce Borlenghi, Miles Teeter, Christian Byas and Ian Razmi take part in the “Wanna Play?” program sponsored by Major League Baseball, in an effort to fight obesity.

CARLSBAD — Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad has been selected to participate in the Major League Baseball “Wanna Play?” program in an effort to improve the overall fitness of youth. The program us designed to encourage club members to realize the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and improved nutrition education. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and MLB have teamed up to improve the physical fitness of young people by focusing on agility, coordination and balance. The “Wanna Play?” program will allow youth to become more health-conscious and active while learning the fundamental skills of baseball and softball. Through a nine-week program, members will participate in a variety of fun, engaging activities and games to learn about ways to improve their fitness, nutrition and hydration; as well as learn basic baseball and softball skills and knowledge.

Major League Baseball Charities is a not-for-profit corporation that provides support to local, national and international tax-exempt organizations to directly conduct or sponsor activities for the promotion of good health, physical education, public safety, medical research, literacy and educational or charitable purposes

 

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