Boys and Girls Club of Central MN Receives 50K Grant [PHOTOS]
ST. CLOUD -- Helping kids stay active and live a healthy life, the Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota along with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is partnering to achieve that goal.
Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee awarded the Boys and Girls Club a $50,000 Legacy Grant to help fund the "Move Mobile - Activity on the Go Project". The program brings a "Mobile Move Trailer" to all 3 Boys and Girls Clubs in the St. Cloud area and 15 KIDSTOPS sites. The trailer is packed with sporting equipment and games to encourage kids to get active and play.
Mark Sakry is the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota. He says having the trailer will give kids more opportunities to exercise.
"The idea is that kids that stay mobile are going to be more healthy. We want to create that sense of health and well being in our community and for our kids."
The trailer will be able to reach over 5,000 kids. Sakry says it features games and activities for all ages.
"The trailer is full of activities such as disc golf, giant soccer ball, yoga mats and equipment, tug of war rope, parachute games, soccer, football, foot golf,obstacle course, playground balls, basketballs, frisbees, jump ropes, flag football, dodgeballs, fitness dice stations, target toss, challenging games and many more."
The grant is part of the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program. Through the "52 Weeks of Giving" campaign the MNSBHC awarded grants to 52 communities to help improve the health and wellness of kids in the state.