Scrappers Launch Healthy Kids Challenge

By Mahoning Valley Scrappers | April 11, 2013 7:17 PM

NILES, OH - The Mahoning Valley Scrappers have launched Scrappy's Healthy Challenge, presented by the Eastwood Mall Complex with partners Humility of Mary Health Partners, M.V.P.B.A. Scrappers Backers and ComDoc, to encourage physically active and healthy lifestyles.

Scrappy's Healthy Challenge follows the 5-2-1-0 message: 5 -- or more servings of fruits and vegetables, 2 -- hours or less recreational screen time, 1 -- hour or more of physical activity, 0 -- sugary drinks, more water and lowfat milk (adopted from Let's Go! www.letsgo.org).

The Scrappers are working with local schools to participate in the program. For 21 Days, students log their choices into a journal. All of the students that complete Scrappy's Healthy Challenge will receive a ticket to go to a Scrappers game during the 2013 season. At the game they will receive a special 5-2-1-0 Scrappy's Healthy Challenge Completed T-Shirt and special recognition at the game.

If you would like your school to participate in Scrappy's Healthy Challenge or are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the program, contact the Scrappers Front Office at 330-505-0000.

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are the Short Season Single A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and play all home games at Eastwood Field. Notable alumni include C.C. Sabathia, Vinnie Pestano, Jason Kipnis, and Victor Martinez. For more information about individual game tickets, ticket packages or group outings visit www.mvscrappers.com or call the front office at (330) 505 - 0000.

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