Tennessee Boys & Girls Clubs Olympics

                                Tennessee Boys & Girls Club Olympics

     The 2nd annual Tennessee Boys & Girls Clubs Olympics will be held on July13, 2016  at East Tennessee State University’s Mini Dome. The event is being sponsored by Johnson City Ford, Johnson City Toyota, Honda Morristown and Honda Kingsport. The Olympics competition focuses on getting kids active while bolstering their self-esteem. Participants will learn how to test their level of physical fitness and gauge their own improvement as they participate in the event. Above all, the competition will allow the kids to take pride in themselves and their abilities as they learn that physical activity is a fun and integral part of a healthy lifestyle.
     The competitions will be for Boys & Girls Club members in the East Tennessee Region.  This event will allow all members to participate in various fitness contests. Along with promoting positive competition toward developing the grit, tenacity and resilience members need, each activity will present an opportunity to build confidence and competence. Competing Clubs included Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mountain Empire, Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kingsport, Boys & Girls Club of Morristown, Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County and Boys & Girls Club of Johnson City/Washington County.
    Close to 400 Club members from the region will participate in field-day type activities such as a basketball skills competition, baseball throw, football throw, broad jump, shuttle run, 50-yard dash and other fitness competitions. The ETSU Cheerleaders will also have a clinic after lunch for those wanting to participate in cheer activities and face painting. Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County Executive Director Scott Bullington said about the Boys & Girls Club Olympic Games, “This is for the kids to have a fun day of activities at a beautiful college campus with other children from around the region. Just having this fellowship with kids from other clubs and learning some sportsmanship, that’s all this is about.”  Volunteers from the ETSU men’s and women’s basketball program will be on hand to help with some of the events.  Food for the event is being provided by Chick-Fil-A and Coca- Cola.  The event will close with an awards ceremony and some words from one of the ETSU coaches.  For information on the event contact Bullington or Aly Collins at 423-787-9322.

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