Pictured above: Kendra Fipps with Amateur Swing meets some of the young men who want to learn to golf.
Both health departments have come together for a shared purpose, to encourage the entire Greater St. Louis Metro area to get moving for better health. "Obesity among children is a growing concern for our community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate the current rate of obesity among children may reduce the overall life expectancy by as much as seven years in some areas of the country," said Pamela Rice Walker, Director of Health for the City of St. Louis. Programs like this one can help to reverse that trend in both children and adults.
Pictured above: Mikal Guffey, golf pro at Grand Marais, instructs the participants on the driving range.
The Let's Move: So You Got Moves Golf and Walk Program is available every Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. now through August 9th. This event is free and open to the public, but all participants must register in advance or on-site prior to participating. Participants can take golf lessons, play the course or walk the trails available in beautiful Frank Holten State Park. On August 16th, tournament registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with tee-off planned for 8:30 a.m. and lunch scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Additional information regarding tournament registration, rules, and fees is available through the Health Institute's website (www.healthinstitutestl.org).
Department of Health
City of St. Louis