Over 200 Kids Flocked to The Rose Bowl to Get Fit and Compete for the Gold on Thursday

first_img Nestlé and Boys & Girls Clubs of America held a gold medal themed National Fitness Competition at the Rose Bowl Stadium for over 200 kids Thursday to celebrate Nestlé’s 150th year in business and to inspire the youth to achieve tangible and short-term fitness goals.It’s the official date of our anniversary of 150 years. We want the kids to keep healthy and keep happy,” said Nestlé USA Chairman and CEO Paul Grimwood. “As always the Boys and Girls Club are outstanding in what they do and we are proud to partner with them.”The event was presented in the like of the Summer Olympics as several groups of kids charged out of the famed athletic tunnel donning bright colored team shirts, ready to give it their all in the fun events such as three legged races, basketball shootouts, long jumps, 50 yard dashes and much more.“After all of this is over, I hope that you take the opportunity to stay fit, to keep on walking, to keep on competing because you never know where that is going to take you,” said Congresswoman Judy Chu.In keeping with the spirit of the Summer Olympics, the kids were treated to two very special guests including Olympic gold medalists Jackie Joyner-Kersey and Gail Devers who gave some words of inspiration to encourage the local kids and teens to live a life of health and wellness.“We are excited to be here. When you inspire yourselves you will inspire other people to get out there and set goals,” said Devers.The young athletes were from a handful of local Boys and Girls Clubs in the greater Los Angeles including Pasadena, Burbank, Venice and Long Beach.“This community is very visible, but it’s also very involved and it wants to do what it can for young people. There is a whole network of Boy and Girls Clubs that does such marvelous work in this area,” said Chu. More Cool Stuff Make a comment Business News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Giving Back Over 200 Kids Flocked to The Rose Bowl to Get Fit and Compete for the Gold on Thursday Story and Photography by BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Thursday, August 4, 2016 | 3:32 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more