Turlock HEAD Start Kids & Parents learn fitness tips with athletes

The Office of Service Learning at California State University, Stanislaus is partnering with Basketball Coach Keith Larsen and his basketball student athletes to co-sponsor a sports fitness clinic for 3 to 5-year-old students and their parents enrolled in the Turlock Head Start program.

Head Start students from Crane Elementary, Cunningham Elementary, Wakefield Elementary, and Osborn Elementary will learn how to stay healthy through fun sports-related activities. The track field will be transformed into different sport “stations” for activities such as dodgeball, soccer, and kickball.

Under the direction of Larsen, CSU students interested in fitness education and health will be teaching younger students sports-related activities and information on healthy eating habits. The young students and their parents will also receive healthy food menus. Coach Larsen will be sharing age appropriate activities and positive ways to encourage children and their parents to adopt and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

This fun and educational event will take place at the CSU Stanislaus Track Field off Geer Road on Friday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon.