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For Immediate Release: 5/7/2013
Montgomery County to Kick Off Be Active Montgomery! Campaign

The County’s new “Be Active Montgomery!” outreach campaign -- aimed at promoting overall health and wellness through participation in healthy recreation and leisure activities – will kick off with a variety of special activities for all ages on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Germantown Recreation Park, 18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and County Council Vice president Craig Rice will join Montgomery Recreation, Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) representatives at the kick off.

The free event will include the United Way Fun, Fly and Fit obstacle course; healthy food vendors; fitness walks; and interactive demonstrations such as Quick Start tennis, Zumba and golf clinics. Attendees who complete the fitness challenge will receive free admission to the miniature golf course at the South Germantown Recreation Park and the Germantown Outdoor Pool located at 18905 Kingsview Drive.

“Montgomery County offers hundreds of recreation and leisure programs and facilities that provide more than ample opportunities for residents to participate in activities that contribute to their improved health and well being,” said Leggett. “I encourage all our residents to join me in kicking off the Be Active Montgomery! campaign and in making a commitment to be active and stay active.”

“Being active is a core tenet of the Healthy Montgomery initiative that we rolled out here in the County four years ago,” said Rice. “I hope our community will support the idea that being healthy and active is imperative, especially in our priority areas like the fight against obesity in young adults and children.”

Montgomery County Recreation has worked collaboratively with community agencies that are dedicated to promoting health and wellness in the County. In addition to Montgomery Parks and MCPS, partners include United Way of the National Capital Area, Maryland Soccer Foundation and Montgomery Tennisplex.

For more information about the Be Active Montgomery! campaign, call 240-777-6821.


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Release ID: 13-136
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6875

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