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The Little Rock School District Wellness Committee and Life CHAMPS Youth Sports are hosting a 5K Run and Walk for the entire family on November 1, 2014 to bring awareness to the community concerning the importance of Childhood Fitness!
The event is a 5K Run and Walk for the whole family that sheds light on the growing obesity rates among our youth in the state of Arkansas and the importance of initiatives triggered toward childhood fitness and health and wellness. The event is being held to help raise money for the necessary programs needed to be implemented in order to combat this issue.
The Little Rock School District has spent years implementing policies to focused on nutrition, physical activity, fundraising and vending in schools to improve the health and fitness of students.
With strong school engagement, together with parents and community leaders, organizers aspire to help students achieve academic success fueled by healthy habits. While the overall BMI of district students has not decreased, there is a strong correlation between schools with lower obesity rates and higher test scores. The Wellness Committee is constantly looking for partners to support these initiatives.
In addition, Life CHAMPS Youth Sports is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in Little Rock, dedicated to providing high quality, professionally-run youth sports leagues, camps, and tournaments for kids in Central Arkansas. Ultimately, the cause of Life CHAMPS is to embrace the popularity and environment offered in team sports in order to create teaching and mentoring opportunities that will develop our youth to become champions in life by “making the right choices, pursuing and valuing education and developing positive character traits.”
Donations to the 5K event are encouraged and will go a long way in supporting this great cause. Life CHAMPS is a certified 501(c)(3), so your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. With your help, we know we can make a difference for the thousands of children, families and adults in our community that need the extra push to establish healthier lifestyles.