South Bay Volkswagen Soccer Clinic Inspires Youth with Healthy Holiday Habits
At-Risk Youth Join Celebrity Coaches San Diego Chargers’ Shareece Wright, Geena the Latina
The holiday season approaches and so do the extra calories. The average American puts on two pounds or more during the holiday season. But doctors say starting healthy habits early in life can help win the battle of the bulge.
To combat health concerns among local young people, the After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Sports Club presents the SOUTH BAY VOLKSWAGEN SOCCER CLINIC on SATURDAY, NOV. 9, in National City where San Diego County reports the highest rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease-related deaths.
About 300 at-risk youth will run soccer drills with celebrity coaches – San Diego Chargers’ Shareece Wright and Geena the Latina from Frankie V and Geena in the Morning on Channel 933. The young athletes will even get their own pep rally with the San Diego Charger Girls.
The SOUTHBAY VOLKSWAGEN SOCCER CLINIC hopes to inspire these young athletes with the gift of fitness and have donated 300 soccer balls to the program and jerseys for every clinic participant to take home. National City’s high poverty rates make affording weekend league sports tough, if not impossible for many and this clinic offers them a chance to get out and move.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
2 p.m. – Drills with students
2:30 p.m. – Rally Starts
Lincoln Acres Elementary School, 2200 South Lanoitan Avenue, National City, CA 91950-6298
San Diego Chargers’ Shareece Wright
Geena the Latina, Frankie V & Geena in the Morning on Channel 933
Tyree Dillingham, Executive Director, After-School All-Stars
Archie Orozco, General Sales Manager, South Bay Volkswagen
350 ASAS Kids in the National City School District
San Diego Charger Girls
Tyree Dillingham, After-School All-Stars, 619-994-2551
Erica Holloway, Galvanized Strategies, 619-796-1651
AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS FACTS:
- Since 1992, After-School All-Stars has been the leading national provider of comprehensive after-school programs.
- Today, the nonprofit serves more than 92,000 low-income, at-risk youth at nearly 400 Title 1 schools in 14 major cities nationwide.
- In San Diego, After-School All-Stars provides more than 25 schools with high-quality after-school programming in safe, nurturing environments.
- Young people participate in academic, enrichment, and health and fitness programs.
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