Mount Union Students Help Plan Family Fun Day

March 19, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio—Alliance High School and the University of Mount Union will host a “Family Fit and Fun Day” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 in the high school gymnasium.

The day will consist of activities such as unicycle riding, line dancing, a bounce house and Nintendo Wii yoga and Zumba. Prizes will be available to participants in the scavenger hunt. The gym will be set up with equipment to play basketball, volleyball, badminton, scooters, football and parachute. There will also be complimentary health screenings to test blood pressure and BMI, as well as healthy snacks and information from the Alliance City Health Department.

Students in Associate Professor of Human Performance and Sport Business Dr. Beth Canfield-Simbro’s health education class are planning the event. This is the first year that Mount Union has partnered with Alliance City School District.

“We are excited about the partnership,” Simbro said. “We are hoping many local families come to play.”

Senior health and physical education majors Emily Love of Hudson, OH and Jon Zahn of Brunswick, OH are leading the planning process.

“We are looking forward to Family Fit and Fun Day, its going to be great to see families being physically active together,” Love said. “We’ve worked really hard to put together a wide variety of activities to promote healthful living that anyone at any age can enjoy.”

This event is free and open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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