The Rotary Club of Weston, the city and the YMCA of Broward County hosted a pep rally at Indian Trace Elementary School, the winner of the 2010 Mayor’s Challenge Cup.
Mayor Eric Hersh and Ryan Smiley, director of the Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, spoke about the Get FIT program, as well as encouraging the children to have a repeat in this year's Mayor's Challenge Cup 1-mile walk/run on Sunday.
The winning school with the most participation will receive the trophy, $500 from the Rotary Club of Weston and tickets for a free meal at Carolina Ale House. Special guest and free agent Miami Heat forward James Jones pushed the importance of healthy eating, moderation and exercise to the students. The YMCA followed up with a fitness demonstration.
Last year the Y-Fit program was provided for free to 100 Country Isles Elementary students after school, three days a week with a healthy snack. Proceeds from this year’s Run for Tomorrow and Get FIT initiative hope to expand the program to three elementary schools and ultimately all elementary schools in Weston. Every elementary school in Weston will each be presented with soccer and football sports kits donated by Dick's Sporting Goods.
The Mayor's Challenge Cup walk/run, Run for Tomorrow and the Get FIT Fest will take place on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Weston Town Center.
For more information and times for the Get FIT Weston events, visit www.getfitweston.com
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