Bellevue Family YMCA Encourages Families to Play, Learn & Connect at the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®
Bellevue Family YMCA is encouraging all kids and parents to stop by for a free community event on Saturday, April 28 – the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, which is the nation’s largest health day for families. This year’s theme is “Play, Learn, Connect.” The goal is to inspire three things in local kids and families: healthy lifestyles and physical activity year-round, a commitment to educational activities over the summer and closer connections in the community.
From 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on April 28, Bellevue Family YMCA will feature fun games and activities for all ages, healthy snacks, facility tours and pool time. There are no joining fees for family membership all weekend, and the first 100 kids at each Y receive free t-shirts.
To help strengthen ties within the community and further the goals of Healthy Kids Day, Bellevue Family YMCA is working with a number of local community organizations, businesses and partners. Nationally, Healthy Kids Day is supported by the Dodge brand.
Healthy Kids Day will also take place at 1,900 Ys nationwide this year. The event is jam-packed with fun activities to help parents improve their kids’ lifestyles for the long term. Research shows that without access to activities that stimulate both the mind and body, kids are more prone to gain weight and fall behind academically over the summer months.
“Healthy Kids Day opens families to all the activities the Y has to offer to keep them moving during our rainy, blustery seasons and to prevent learning loss during the summer. We strive to keep kids and families physically and intellectually active throughout the year,” said Marcia Isenberger, Regional Executive
For more information, visit http://www.seattleymca.org
Bellevue Family YMCA
14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, WA 98007
About the YMCA of Greater Seattle
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is one of the Northwest’s leading nonprofit organizations strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Founded in 1876, we enhance the lives of more than 190,755 people annually through 13 branches, two overnight camps and more than 200 program sites throughout King and south Snohomish counties.