New England Patriots to take local youth through basic training
FOXBOROUGH, MASS - On Tuesday, October 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. a group of New England Patriots players, including 2010 first-round pick Devin McCourty, will join United Way volunteers in leading 60 youth through basic fitness training at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon. The experience is part of Hometown Huddle, a long-standing partnership between the New England Patriots and United Way, aimed at encouraging more youth to get active and make healthy decisions.
Physical activity has been linked to better physical and mental health in children and teens. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, nearly one third of U.S. children are overweight or obese, a figure that rises to nearly 40 percent in low-income communities.
Hometown Huddle youth from eight community organizations will get the chance to exercise and create healthy snacks with their sports heroes. Participating organizations include:
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston - Chelsea and Roxbury Centers
- Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket (Rhode Island)
- Roxbury YMCA
- Malden YMCA
- Lynn YMCA
- Lawrence YMCA
- Seymour Osman Community Center (Dover, NH)
WHO: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS PLAYERS
VOLUNTEERS FROM DELOITTE, EATON VANCE, AND JOHN HANCOCK
60 NEW ENGLAND YOUTH
WHAT: UNITED WAY'S HOMETOWN HUDDLE
WHERE: Hall at Patriot Place (Two Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA)
WHEN: Tuesday, October 19 - 4-6 p.m.
Full list of participating player names will be released the day of the event and can be accessed by contacting Meghan Keaney Anderson at 781-962-3723 or firstname.lastname@example.org