Friday, June 28, 2013

Run for the Ribbons

Congrats to Jefferson High School Cross Country Coach Dave Howell, Edgelea Elementary Teacher Jill Howell (definitely related) and their team of volunteers for another successful year of Jeff Track Camp. It's great to see the kids get a chance to run and have fun.

And, Thanks to WLFI for highlighting healthy activities for all ages.

Kids as young as 3 'Run for Ribbons'

Updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2013, 11:31 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 27 Jun 2013, 11:31 PM EDT
Nearly 50 kids ran, jumped and hurdled as part of a physical education program Thursday.
June 27 marked the 44th annual track meet through Lafayette Jeff and the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department. Kids ages 3 through 8 got out to "Run for Ribbons." Some of the activities included sprints, hurdles, and the high and long jumps.
Coordinator Dave Howell says it's a great opportunity for kids to have fun, but also a chance to promote physical education.
"They realize that running is fun. Sometimes running is used as punishment. But these kids really enjoy it and they enjoy physical education,” says Howell.
Thursday marked the end of three weeks for the program. Howell says the older kids will have their annual track meet Friday.
The video can be seen here

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