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YMCA Buffalo Niagara to host annual Healthy Kids Day event

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Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm

YMCA Buffalo Niagara will host its annual Healthy Kids Day event on Saturday, April 29, to inspire children to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long. This free event is open to the community and includes activities such as family fitness classes, healthy snacks, arts and crafts, bounce houses, sports, games and face painting.

Children and parents throughout Western New York are encouraged to stop by any of YMCA Buffalo Niagara's eight branches from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and take part in Healthy Kids Day.

Families have the opportunity to learn what summer camp at the Y is all about, with YMCA camp staff available to answer questions. Parents can reserve a child's spot and save on the registration fee the weekend of April 28-30, with only a $10 deposit per camper, per week, required for day camp, and a $50 deposit per camper, per session, required for overnight camp. Plus, families can save more as the Y is waiving the join fee for anyone who joins during the Healthy Kids Day weekend.

"When a child is healthy, happy and motivated, they are bound to grow into thriving adults," said Penny Snell, association director of child care operations for YMCA Buffalo Niagara. "We believe all children have potential, and we strive to help kids find that potential within themselves. Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to both educate families and motivate kids to realize their potential by staying active in spirit, mind and body throughout the summer."

For more information about the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day or summer camp, stop by your local Y, call 716-565-6000, or visit www.YMCABN.org.

Locally founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA's focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is reflected in the variety of programs that are offered to all ages and abilities.

A not-for-profit organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves more than 100,000 people annually through eight branches located throughout Western New York, as well as at over 40 community-based program sites.

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