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Mayor Brenda L. Lawrence will present the free Let’s Move Summer Fitness Camp for youth on Friday, July 23 from 4-8 p.m. at the Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road. Radio Disney will be on site with music, interactive games and prizes from 4-5:30 p.m.!  

The camp is designed to promote physical fitness, healthy eating habits and healthy lifestyles in a fun and active way for youth ages eight through 12-years-old. The camp is part of a national program started by First Lady Michelle Obama to foster physical fitness and healthy lifestyles in the nation’s youth.  

“Too many young people today do not eat balanced, healthy meals or get enough exercise,” commented Mayor Brenda Lawrence. “It is vitally important to teach our youth healthy eating and exercise habits that will carry over into adulthood. I envision this program that to be one that is both fun and educational – inspiring and challenging young people to get off the couch and become more physically fit and active.”  

The Let’s Move Summer Fitness Camp will include an overview of proper stretching and warm-up techniques, healthy eating habits and other healthy living and fitness information presented in a fun and interactive way.  Each participant will also receive a free Let’s Move Camp t-shirt, swimming at the Sports Arena Pool, and a healthy meal consisting of lean chicken breast, vegetables and other sides. The camp is open to all Southfield students or children of parents who work or worship in the city. The program is sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan, St. John Providence Hospital, and Michigan First Credit Union. In order to participate, parents must register their child by calling the Mayor’s Office at (248) 796-5100 or e-mail mwilliams@cityofsouthfield.com by Wednesday, August 21.  

For more information, call Marty Williams, executive assistant to the mayor, at (248) 796-5100.