Getting outside and being active is an important element to staying healthy and Colorado happens to be the perfect state to accomplish this in! In efforts to encourage kids to be active, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver continuously provides fun events to promote healthy lifestyles. On Friday, July 11th, the Rockies Clinic and Triple Play Tour drew nearly 400 Club members outdoors to enjoy some fun in the Colorado sun.
While Club members at Owen Boys & Girls Club were learning how to swing a bat at the Rockies Clinic, Club members at Shopneck Boys & Girls Club perfected their jumping, running at catching skills at the Triple Play Million Minutes in Motion Tour.
In partnership with Root Sports, the Colorado Rockies hosted the eighth annual baseball clinic at Owen Boys & Girls Club. Almost 200 Club members from across Colorado received coaching from current and former Rockies. Not only did the kids improve their baseball skills, they also participated in character activities to improve their teamwork and leadership skills.
“It was fun meeting the Rockies. I learned how to improve my stride and my throwing,” said 10-year-old Club member Christian. Christian plays 3rd base for the Owen Club baseball team. “My coach is like my second dad and I can tell him anything,” he said. “We’re like a family here. We stick together.”
This summer, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is taking Triple Play, its signature health and wellness program, on the road for the first ever mobile tour to inspire kids to get active. This month, the Triple Play van jam-packed with outdoor games and activities, made its way to the Denver Metro area drawing 180 Shopneck Club members outside for some friendly competition.
Kids were challenged with obstacle courses, hula hoops, a giant checkers board, badminton, sack races, skip ball, jump rope, dodge ball and much more. The lighthearted and fun atmosphere was charged with music streaming from large speakers as kids danced in line awaiting their turn to compete.
Providing Club members with unique experiences encourages them to stay active and involved with Boys & Girls Club programming throughout the year.