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Posted on: January 20, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Bismarck-Mandan Healthy Family Fun Night To Be Held Jan. 28

The YMCA, Go! Bismarck Mandan and the University of Mary’s Emerging Leaders Academy invite families to join them Saturday January 28, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the YMCA, 1608 North Washington Street, Bismarck, to enjoy Healthy Family Fun Night, an active and fun family event. Activities include kickball, dodge ball, ring toss, face painting, bouncing on the inflatables and more! Remember to bring your swimsuit and register for open swim. Please enter through the East entrance.

The event is free and open to families and kids preschool to 6th grade in the Bismarck-Mandan community. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. See you January 28 at the YMCA! For more information visit www.bismarckymca.org or call 255-1525.

Leadership Academy teacher Tanya Smith says "The Emerging Leaders Academy students and I are so excited for this year's Healthy Family Night event! We expect every area in the YMCA to be filled with energetic children and families, learning about health and wellness. We strive to teach children and families the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, while creating a safe and fun atmosphere for learning and building relationships.”

“The YMCA is pleased to be working with the University of Mary Emerging Leaders Academy to teach our community’s youth the importance of living healthier by being more active and eating smarter,” said Bill Bauman, YMCA Operations Director. “With the event in its fifth year, we are holding strong to our commitment to fight against youth and adult obesity.”

“Childhood obesity has been on the rise over the years and is becoming a serious threat to our children’s future. With this fun event, we are able to provide our community’s families with examples of how to eat healthy and stay physically active,” states Bauman.

About the Y - The Missouri Valley Family YMCA is committed to serving the Bismarck – Mandan community through programs and resources that nurture the potential or kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility. www.bismarckymca.org

About the University of Mary’s Emerging Leaders Academy – The Emerging Leaders Academy strives to identify and develop exemplary servant leadership of moral courage.

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