Brainerd Family YMCA Holds Healthy Kids Day
Saturday was Healthy Kids Day as the YMCA in Brainerd had a free day of fun for kids throughout the community.
“We’re doing it for the first time here at the YMCA,” says Brainerd Family YMCA program director Zac Johnson. “We’re just trying to get the community together so the kids can find some different activates to do to keep healthy.”
The event is held by the YMCA to encourage kids to stay active throughout the summer as mandatory gym classes and physical activity during the school year end.
“It helps out with their school learning when they get back to school, it keeps their brains ready, and if you can stay active, obviously you’re going to keep building and growing as a person,” says Johnson.
The event was one of ten throughout Minnesota and hundreds throughout the country.