It was a beautiful day at Washburn Bue Park as scores of children, parents, and volunteers turned out for the inaugural event of KID FIT Summer 2018 on Tuesday evening June 12.
Kid Fit is a program that began in 2006 to address the obesity epidemic that was threatening the health of children in our country. The purpose of the program is to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children and families in the Intermountain area.
Kid Fit is organized locally by Shaylene Herndon from Bright Futures, Dana Haugue from Full Fitness Spectrum, and Tri Counties Community Network. Burney High School Senior Hailey Shaver is assisting Shaylene Herndon in the program for her Senior Project.
Pit River Casino donated $5000 to fund this years Kid Fit events. Additional funds were also provided by Mountain Cruisers and PG&E Employees Funds.
Activities for the kids included Hula Hoop, tug-a-war, soccer, whiffle ball, jump rope, and lacrosse. Children from toddlers to teens participated.
Tuesday evening’s kick-off festival at the park was the first of a series of\ events that will take place each week until July 12.
Upcoming events will be:
Tuesday June 19: Burney Falls night hike with free admission to the park.
Tuesday June 26: Family sports night at Bailey Park
Thursday July 5: Family track and field night at Burney High School Football field as one of the opening events for Burney Basin Days
Thursday July 12: Mud race and obstacle source on Bailey Avenue and family swim night at the Raymond Berry Community Pool.
All events begin at 6 p.m. For more information call Shaylene Herndon at 530-335-4600.