BY JAMES HARPER
DAYTONA TIMES STAFF
Second Avenue Merchants Association (SAMA) along with C-Style Entertainment and Promotions hosting “Youth on the Move” on May 18.
“Youth on the Move” is a a free event that will be held at Daisy Stocking Park in Daytona Beach from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event will focus on promoting health and fitness for the youth (ages 4-12 years old) in our community.
We feel that our youth should be supported by providing an environment that is safe to exercise, socialize and develop healthy lifestyle habits,” according to a press release from SAMA board member Barbara Turner-Hymes.
Hymes said they are dedicated to the process of making this event a success.
“Research studies have proven physical activity, along with proper nutrition, is beneficial to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities,” Hymes said.
Over the past 20 years, there’s been a significant increase in obesity in the United States. About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents (aged 2-19 years) are obese, according to information provided by Hymes.
Hymes said many business and community leaders are on board and supportive of their efforts. They are in need of donations of food, prizes, promotional items and gift certificates whifch will begiven to the youth who participate in the day’s event
For more information contact Chester McNorton (386) 341-3586 or Hymes (386) 299-1637. Donations can be mailed to 515 Alice Place, South Daytona, FL 32119.