We hope you join us for this free, fun event at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on March 26, 2023. Healthy Kids Day brings hundreds of families and their parents together at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for games, fun activities and, for our Junior Cavs participants, some time on the same court the Cleveland Cavaliers compete on for their games! There will be kids’ fitness classes, dancing, sports skills clinics, arts and crafts and other enrichment activities.
Many organizations that provide services of all kinds for children and families will be on-hand to join in the fun and offer educational opportunities for all!
What’s the Purpose of Healthy Kids Day?
Everyone wants healthy children. Yet communities vary considerably in their commitment to children’s collective health and the resources that they make available to meet their needs. One in three children in the U.S. is obese, and when summertime hits, kids are often idler. Research shows that kids fall behind academically and gain weight twice as fast without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities. It is vital that we guide the development of good habits in our children they will use in and out of school. That’s where your YMCA plays an important role.
The Y works hard to be a constant in youth development in every community we serve, no matter where our branches and programs are located. Children deserve to be given the opportunity to grow and thrive in our society. As someone who knows the Y, you understand we are committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen.