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UMPI students host 12th Fit and Fun Day

Local kids will unknowingly be getting exercise while taking part in fun activities during the 12th semi-annual Fit and Fun Day, to be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 2 in Gentile Hall and sponsored by the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Physical Education Majors Club and ACE Rent-a-Car.

For the past several years, the Club has organized the free play day for area children in grades 1 through 5 to teach them about health and fitness in a fun environment. Activities will include parachute games, cup stacking and frisbee, among others.

This year, the climbing wall will be open to all Fit and Fun Day participants. The swimming pool will also be open immediately following Fit and Fun Day, starting at 12 p.m. Each child that participates in the day’s activities will receive a free prize and there will be a raffle for parents.

Parents who would like to be active while keeping an eye on their kids will have the opportunity to take part in a walking club that will be making loops around the elevated track that overlooks the gym where children will be playing. Coffee and tea for parents will also be provided by Aramark Food Service.

Registration for this event will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 9:45 a.m. If the weather is nice, organizers may include some outdoor activities during the event – participants are urged to bring a jacket and dress for the outdoors. Participants also should bring their own snacks for this event if desired.

For more information, call Dr. Chris Standefer at 768-9457.