Monday, November 18, 2013
NFL Punter Brandon Fields and Wife Katie Get Kids Moving
Broward Health Fields Fit Fest is a fun day for everyone.
Broward Health Fields Fit Fest Attracts, Entertains & Motivates Local Youth
Coconut Creek, FL – More than 100 energetic kids ran, danced, jumped and ducked their way to better health at a Broward Health Fields Fit Fest, which was held on the campus of Junior Achievement of South Florida in Coconut Creek on Friday, Nov. 1. The event is the principal offering of the Brandon & Katie Fields Youth Fitness Fund, founded by NFL punter Brandon Fields and his wife, Katie. It is designed to teach kids aged between 5 and 11 fun and easy ways to be active every day.
“It’s so important for kids to learn that there are many different ways to be physically active. Exercise and physical activity should be fun. We’re here to help kids discover activities they enjoy so they can get their daily exercise even if they don’t play a sport,” said Brandon Fields.
Brandon and Katie with a few of the participants.
More than 110 kids participated in various activities during the 60 minutes of fun, including an obstacle course, dance, yoga and aerobic games.
The children heard from role models in the community, including former professional football players Twan Russell and Troy Drayton and were inspired to make health food choices by Broward Health Coral Springs pediatrician, Dr. Edna Tello.
Broward Health Coral Springs Pediatrician
Dr. Edna Tello.
At the end of the event, participants pledged to make good choices and to be physically active every day. They received a certificate of completion as well as a goody bag containing health-related information, healthy snacks and giveaways.
“Broward Health is a proud supporter of Fields Fit Fest,” said Sara Howley, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Broward Health. “Brandon and Katie are making a positive impact on the health of the children in Broward County and we are happy to be part of their efforts.
Event photos can be viewed at Facebook.com/FieldsFitFest
To be notified about the next Broward Health Fields Fit Fest, visit BrowardHealth.org/FitFest
Broward Health (title sponsor), Chris Evert Children’s Hospital (presenting sponsor), NFL Play 60, The Dolphins Academy, DJ Mike Marino, Downtown Photo, Cigna, Yoga Bees, Beat Street Dance Company, Promotional Specialties of South Florida and Bashful Daisy Florist.
About The Brandon & Katie Fields Youth Fitness Fund
The mission of the Brandon & Katie Fields Youth Fitness Fund is to promote physical activity and good health to children in their community. Its goal is to provide opportunities for children to be active, learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and have fun doing so. For more information, visit BrandonandKatieFields.com or BrowardHealth.org/FitFest.
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