WMU football and Kids Moving and Thriving teamed up for a community workout
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) —
The Western Michigan football team partnered with a non-profit organization, in an effort to fight childhood obesity.
Kids Moving and Thriving gave families a chance to work out with the Broncos Saturday.
At WMU's Kanely track, all 103 football players and some parents and kids participated in a workout with the help of West Hills Athletic Club.
Head coach Tim Lester hopes this event will not only help kids get more active but also create relationships with the players and the community.
"To getting to know them just to strike up a conversation is a relationship that would hopefully be worthwhile,” Lester said. “We've all had that person who has an impact on us"
"At the end of the day, you don't get where we are right now without being active,” Jamuri Bogan, running back for the Broncos, said. “It's a big thing, go outside, play ball, it's fun, it's competitive. It teaches you things that you can't be taught in the classroom."
The workout is a kickoff for a 5K race for Moving and Thriving which is happening on Labor Day.