SOWEBO Family Field Day This Saturday at Franklin Square

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sowebo Running & Walking Club of Baltimore Release:

Free Event Features Family-friendly Activities to Encourage Active and Healthy Play

Baltimore, Maryland:
The Sowebo Family Field Day is a free event presented by the Sowebo Running & Walking Club of Baltimore (SRWCB), in partnership with Friends of West Baltimore Squares and Franklin Square Community Association,on Saturday May 18, 2013 from 11am-3pm in historicFranklin Square Park. Activities will include foot races, sack races, pogo sticks and hula-hoops, biking safety workshops, sports clinics, and more. The SRWCB also hosts the Sowebo Landmark 5k run/walk in the fall.

The goal of each SRWCB event is to take strides against childhood obesity by having a presence in the community thatencourages running, walking, and active play for better health, while highlighting the strengths of Southwest Baltimore (SoWeBo). Research has shown that residents of Southwest Baltimore have disproportionately poorer health outcomes and higher rates of unhealthy behaviors when compared to national averages. Tackling childhood obesity is a national and local priority. While a number of government and private initiatives are focused around childhood obesity, none are focused on Southwest Baltimore.

“Sowebo has so much to offer,” says Suz Kashnow, Vice President of the SRWCB. “In addition to beautiful parks and historic squares, we have an active group of citizens dedicated to improving the lives of all of our residents.”  The Club hopes to link efforts with local schools, businesses and health care resources to become not only positive role models for youth but also a model of civil engagement for other communities to follow.

About Sowebo Running & Walking Club of Baltimore
The Sowebo Running and Walking Club of Baltimore aims to unite neighbors, families, schools, and local resources to empower our youth to be active, eat well, and lead healthy lives. Sowebo residents have joined with the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development (CCYD), the Southwest Baltimore Charter School, Friend of West Baltimore Squares, and the Franklin Square Community Association to step up and take action to tackle childhood/teenage obesity and create active healthy communities.

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