As part of their Healthy Family Initiative, the Palatine Jaycees are hosting a Family Field Day rain or shine on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Falcon Park Recreation Center and Field at 2195 North Hicks Road in Palatine.
According to the Jaycees, the Family Field Day will teach families fun and economical ways to keep their families fit and active. Clinics will be set up with multiple stations demonstrating different physical activities. Give-a-ways and prizes will be available for children to win.
“We are excited to promote the Healthy Family Initiative through this fun event. The Family Field Day is a fun way for the entire family to learn new ways to economically work together to stay healthy,” said Margie Musary, project chair. “Come out to enjoy a day of family fitness and nutrition education.”
To put on this event, the Jaycees have teamed up with area businesses, sport clubs and non-profits. Sponsors for the event include Athletico Physical Therapy, Palatine Park District, Crossfit Pally, Palatine Fire Department, Rolling Meadows Renegades Youth Hockey Organization, Palatine Sports Clubs including rugby, soccer, lacrosse and more.
The goal of the Palatine Jaycees’ Healthy Family Initiative is to provide support to Palatine families by educating them in the development of healthy nutritional and activity habits through creation of events focused on nutrition and physical activity. The initiative, developed by the chapter’s Active Citizen Framework Committee, researched issues currently facing Palatine residents. The committee learned that obesity, particularly among children and teens, is not only a national “hot topic,” but also affects families in Palatine.
“Good health is the foundation of a successful community,” said Musary. “We are working with individuals from the Palatine Park District, School District, sports clubs, and community outreach organizations on this initiative.”