Healthy Kids Day 2016

The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast celebrated Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 30 at the Brooks Family YMCA.

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, is celebrated at more than 1300 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants.  The free community event was designed to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active while providing them with activities and resources to achieve their potential all year long. We want to extend another thank you to our community partners (including JAXSPORTS Charities) and to all the families who turned out on Saturday to have fun!


“A child’s development is never on vacation, and Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in mind, body and spirit all summer long,” said Eric Mann, president and CEO of YMCA of Florida’s First Coast.


“It is within our core values to support youth development and enhancement throughout the First Coast by focusing on education, health and wellness with positive experiences,” said Rick Catlett, president and CEO of Jacksonville Sports Council. “We are proud to take part in the Healthy Kids Day once again as it continues to encourage outdoor play and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity for local kids.”


This year’s Healthy Kids Day featured games, booths, a farm-to-city barnyard, food trucks, giveaways and more activities!


In case you missed it, check out the video above to see what a great time we had!