As a free and family-friendly community event, we welcomed 2,350 people to the 15th Annual Healthy Kids Day at Shopko Hall. The goal of Healthy Kids Day is a simple one; to educate, excite and energize kids and their families to live active and healthy lifestyles. Healthy Kids Day reflects perfectly on the Y’s 3 focus areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility . . . and it is also a whole lot of fun!
May 6th, 2017 offered a day of fun, interactive learning, and lots of inspiration to get out there and lead a healthy, happy lifestyle. Kids soared into the sky on bungee jumps and conquered the bike rodeo with their new free helmets on to protect their melons. They hopped on a blender bike to make their own healthy smoothie and learned how to stay safe and be smart as they get active. Our goal to engage children and families in learning about safety, healthy choices and leading a lifestyle rooted in wellness was accomplished!
Many thanks to all of you for making it such a successful event for our community, whether you volunteered at the event, attended with your own family or shared this opportunity with your friends – we appreciate it! Check out all of the fun in the video highlights and photos below and mark your calendars - Healthy Kids Day is the first Saturday in May every year! #HKDGB
Enthusiasm and joy was seen with all of our volunteers and staff as the total amount of individuals who served at the event reached over 170! Everyone worked hard to bring smiles to kids as they were fitted for bike helmets, created an crafty masterpiece, or ran in the Kids Run and we couldn’t be more grateful.
In addition to the help our wonderful volunteers, YMCA Healthy Kids Day is made possible due to the generous support of our sponsors and partners. Their in-kind contributions and financial sponsorships are very much appreciated!