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Volunteers needed May 4 for Kansas Kids Fitness Day

Centennial School third graders play games with a parachute during Kansas Kids Fitness Day at the Kansas University Memorial Stadium. The statewide event focused on non-competitive physical activity for third grade students. More than 500 Lawrence schoolchildren attended the event at KU.

Centennial School third graders play games with a parachute during Kansas Kids Fitness Day at the Kansas University Memorial Stadium. The statewide event focused on non-competitive physical activity for third grade students. More than 500 Lawrence schoolchildren attended the event at KU.

About 700 third grade students from across Douglas County will participate in Kansas Kids Fitness and Safety Day at Anschutz Sports Pavilion next Friday, May 4. Longtime Lawrence workout guru Don Gardner, aka Red Dog, will kick off the event at 9:45 a.m. with a warm up, and third graders will then rotate between 10 activity stations in 8-10 minute intervals and complete the entire course by noon.

Volunteer supervisors are still needed to help with directing children and coordinating activities. The volunteer shift is from 9 a.m. to noon, and sack lunches are provided to volunteers from noon to 12:30 p.m. after the event.

If you are available and willing to help, please contact Charlie Bryan, community health planner at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, at cbryan@ldchealth.org or (785) 856-7357 by Wednesday, May 2.

Parking

Allen Fieldhouse Garage, 1501 Irving Hill Road, Lawrence

Volunteer Check In

9 a.m., Friday, May 4; Southwest corner of Anschutz Sports Pavilion, 1575 Irving Hill Road, Lawrence

Volunteer Shift

9 a.m. to noon

Lunch

Sack lunch provided to volunteers from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Kansas Kids Fitness and Safety Day is a statewide event held every year on the first Friday in May. This event focuses on increasing physical activity and safety awareness among 3rd grade students in Kansas. Nearly 18,000 students participate each year at more than 40 sites across the state.

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