For Immediate Release
Sep. 9, 2014
Contact: Nicole Lesson
Fit Fair Educates Miami Lakes Community on Health and Wellness Opportunities for Youth
The Town of Miami Lakes and its Youth Activities Task Force partnered with Girl Scouts Chloe Schwinghammer and Emily Wong from Troop 248 for the event. The Fit Fair was created by Chloe and Emily as a Girl Scout Silver Award Project to combat childhood obesity and to promote health and wellness opportunities for the youth.
“Thank you to Chloe Schwinghammer and Emily Wong for all of your work to bring this wonderful event to the Town of Miami Lakes,” Miami Lakes Mayor Wayne Slaton said. “We applaud your efforts to promote the importance of health and wellness among our youth.”
At the event, local health professionals spoke to attendees on child and adolescent health while local organizations and businesses provided information on wellness and fitness opportunities in the Miami Lakes community. The Youth Activities Task Force also gave out back to school giveaways and promoted its own fun activities, including the Town’s Just Run Program.
(From left) Lynn Ancel Matos, Chair of the Youth Activities Task Force; Councilman Tim Daubert; Chloe Schwinghammer; Mayor Wayne Slaton; Emily Wong; Councilman Nelson Rodriguez; and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. all attended the Fit Fair which promoted health and wellness opportunities and programs to children in the Miami Lakes community on Aug. 9 at Miami Lakes Park West.