CSU-Pueblo hosts "Let’s Move" Day for Pueblo youth


PUEBLO – Students and faculty in the Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation Department at Colorado State University - Pueblo will host a day dedicated to promoting active, healthy lifestyles for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The event is free of charge.

As part of the national “Let’s Move” campaign, CSU-Pueblo will lead a day of free activities, demonstrations, and access to health-related vendors from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 19 on the CSU-Pueblo campus. The event will be held at Massari Arena beginning with registration at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. A full range of activities and demonstrations, including bocce ball, yoga, rock wall climbing, field hockey, rugby, golf, and volleyball and several health-related vendors, will be featured between 9 a.m. and noon. The first 300 participants will receive a free t-shirt and “goodie bag”.

The Let’s Move-Active Schools program is a comprehensive initiative launched in 2010 by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, said faculty member Karen Marley.

The event is co-sponsored by the Colorado Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the Colorado Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness; and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the CSU-Pueblo Student Recreation Center.  Pueblo organizations participating include the Pueblo City County Health Department, St. Mary Corwin Medical Center, and Parkview Medical Center.

For more information regarding this event, contact Marley at karen.marley@colostate-pueblo.edu.

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