• Get kids active with Sporting Good Time Donation Drive

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    January 25, 2018

    Get kids active with Sporting Good Time Donation Drive 

    ​Skaggs Foundation invites community to provide sports equipment to local children. 
     
    Did you know doctors recommend kids get at least 60 minutes of active playtime every day? Physical activity helps control weight, reduces blood pressure, raises “good” HDL cholesterol, reduces the risk of diabetes and some kinds of cancer, and helps improve confidence.
    Skaggs Foundation, in partnership with Cox Medical Center Branson, is inviting the community to join them during a Sporting Good Time Donation Drive Jan. 31-Feb. 9 and help encourage kids to get up, get active and have fun being healthy. To get involved, just purchase a new soccer ball, kick ball, football, Nerf ball, jump rope or Frisbee. Drop off your donation at one of the convenient donation bins in the Cox Medical Center Branson cafeteria or at the Skaggs Foundation office in Plaza One, Suite 404.
    All donations will be presented to Branson Public Schools to be used by students during recess and physical education classes.
    “Students, by nature, enjoy activities that get them moving and outside in the fresh air,” explains Brenda Romine, Branson Public Schools communications director. “Items such as kick balls, soccer balls, jump ropes and Frisbees will allow students to participate in activities in groups and individually. The goal is to be active and these donations, along with new activity areas, will lead students to do just that.”
     
    “February is American Heart Month and as we look for ways to reduce heart disease in our community, we believe one of the best things we could do is help prevent it before it starts,” says Skaggs Foundation President Meghan Connell. “There are numerous benefits to physical activity but it needs to be fun to keep kids motivated.”
     
    Drop off bins will be available Jan. 31-Feb. 9 in the Cox Medical Center Branson cafeteria or in the Skaggs Foundation office in Plaza One, Suite 404.