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May 1, 2014

QUICK 5: Stillwater YMCA hosting Healthy Kids Day

STILLWATER, Okla. — Autumn Duffie is the Stillwater Family YMCA  marketing director and the mother of two boys. She is married to Tim Duffie, a coach for the Oklahoma State University football team.

1 What is the Stillwater Y’s Healthy Kids Day?

Healthy Kids Day is a national initiative designed to improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Striving to build a happier, healthier kid, the Stillwater Family YMCA is hosting its own annual Healthy Kids Day and 5K Fun Run & Heart Walk Saturday at Boomer Lake. All members of the community are invited.

2 What activities are offered Saturday?

Stations for sports, bounce houses, face painting, parachutes and other games and activities will be used as instruments to get kids active by the big pavilion on the west side of Boomer Lake. Games and activities are all free. Children’s programs will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3 When does the run and walk start?

The run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Heart Walk starts at 9:45 a.m. All participants must pay a $25 registration fee which includes an event T-shirt. Proceeds will aid in the fight against heart disease and strokes, along with benefiting the local YMCA.

4 Why does the YMCA participate in Healthy Kids Day?

One in three children in the United States is obese. This statistic, coupled with the fact that once summer hits children are more idle, demonstrates why it’s important to help families develop healthy habits now.

5 How does someone get involved?

For questions regarding Healthy Kids Day and to register for the 5K Fun Run & Heart Walk, visit the Stillwater Family YMCA at 204 S. Duck St. or call 405-372-5833.

 

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