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Colorado State University-Pueblo hosts “Let’s Move” Day for Pueblo youth April 8

Release Date: March 15, 2017

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

719.549.2810

Colorado State University-Pueblo hosts “Let’s Move” Day for Pueblo youth April 8

PUEBLO – Students and faculty in the Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host a day dedicated to promoting active, healthy lifestyles for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The event is free of charge.

As part of the national “Let’s Move” campaign, CSU-Pueblo will lead a day of free activities, demonstrations, and access to health-related vendors from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 8 on the CSU-Pueblo campus. The event will be held at Massari Arena beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. A full range of activities and demonstrations will be featured between 9 a.m. and noon including but not limited to rock wall climbing, bouncy house, yoga, and other sport activities, as well as booths by several health-related vendors. The first 300 participants will receive a free t-shirt and goodie bag.

The Let’s Move – Active Schools program is a comprehensive initiative launched in 2010 by Former First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, said EXHP faculty member Karen Marley. This is the fifth year CSU-Pueblo has hosted the “Let’s Move” event on campus.

The event is co-sponsored by the Colorado S.H.A.P.E. (Society of Health and Physical Education); the Colorado Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Living; and the Society of Health and Physical Educations S.H.A.P.E. America, and the CSU-Pueblo Student Recreation Center. Pueblo organizations participating include the Pueblo City County Health Department, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, and Parkview Medical Center.

For more information regarding this event, contact Marley at karen.marley@csupueblo.edu.

Colorado State University – Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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