STL- So You Got Moves Expo Recap
The City of St. Louis Department of Health celebrated the third anniversary of Let's Move! with a bang. The main event, the Let's Move!
Many different divisions within the Health Department participated in the Let's Move!
A variety of community health organizations also participated providing free flu shots,
Featured guests included SLPS Athletic Director Travis Brown, 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis, and Health Commissioner Melba Moore. Each of them offered a few words of encouragement for the participants. Mayor Francis G. Slay also stopped by and spent time greeting everyone who attended the event, from babies to older adults.
In addition to the activities at Vashon High School , many of City Recreation Centers joined in this year's celebration of Let's Move! offering special activities for residents and other patrons. In the LaSalle neighborhood, the 12th and Park Center held table tennis game, while the Wohl Center in the Kingshighway East neighborhood, families came out to participate in youth and adult basketball, weight-lifting, and other activities. At the Marquette and Gamble Centers, kids and adults enjoyed basketball and other games. The Tandy Center in the Ville neighborhood offered families the opportunity to participate in tennis competitions.
Overall, the day was a big success with over 1,100 participants amongst the many participating sites, 15 community organizations, and 50 volunteers. A special thank you goes out to all of those involved with this continued effort in promoting a healthier St. Louis community. Be sure to stay tuned this summer for Let's Move!
Let's Move! is First Lady Michelle Obama's comprehensive initiative to fight childhood obesity. Let's Move!
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