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On February 15th, 75 matches attended our high impact event entitled 'Get Up and Move!' The purpose behind it was to promote healthy living practices, teamwork, sportsmanship, and being active- all while providing healthy alternatives to avoiding risky behaviors that our Littles face day to day. Athletes in the field of football and volleyball were tasked with teaching matches the fundamentals of sports while modeling positive decision making practices in their everyday lives. Each athlete has a story and Littles were given the opportunity to not only be active and have fun, but also learn from athletes in the field.

Bigs and Littles alike were encouraged to find inner peace and relaxation with yoga! The benefits of yoga for young people include providing appropriate ways for managing stress, anger, and handling one's emotions. In fact, when young people are faced with adversity, yoga techniques when used properly have been found to promote optimism, an affirmation of personal potential, and a sense of empowerment and calmness. Namaste!

To see more photos, click below for the slideshow:
Get Up And Move! - Feb 15, 2014


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