Players and coaches from the team assisted in setup, supervising games and activities, and cleanup. Several volunteers placed eggs for an Easter Egg Hunt, ran the coloring room, and supervised the bounce house. Other events they assisted with included the one-mile fun run, swimming, local business tables, and a basketball knockout contest.
"Helping the kids was a great experience," Statesmen wrestler Jeremy French
said. "It was great to see the smiles on the kids' faces while they were having fun and learning about health."
Healthy Kids Day is the nation's largest health day, bringing children and families together and providing the education, activities, and experiences that teach good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun, healthy habits and shared interests. As a result, youth and families achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind, and body.
Locally, the event brought about 50 families to the Mahaska County YMCA and nationally, Healthy Kids Day is celebrated in nearly 1,600 YMCAs across the country, with more than 700,000 families expected to attend this year.