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Nashua kids do their part of Million Minutes wellness tour

Boys & Girls Club members from the Concord area and Massachusetts joined the Greater Nashua club on Thursday for games and fun as part of the Triple Play Million Minutes in Motion Tour.

Coca-Cola and the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation sponsored the national program to improve childhood health and wellness by inspiring children to be active. The mobile tour’s goal is to clock 1 million minutes of kids in motion at Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. ...

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Boys & Girls Club members from the Concord area and Massachusetts joined the Greater Nashua club on Thursday for games and fun as part of the Triple Play Million Minutes in Motion Tour.

Coca-Cola and the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation sponsored the national program to improve childhood health and wellness by inspiring children to be active. The mobile tour’s goal is to clock 1 million minutes of kids in motion at Boys & Girls Clubs around the country.

Hundreds of kids took part in the Nashua event Thursday inside the group’s Grand Avenue building and in the field directly across the street. Staff members shepherded groups of kids through several team-building activities. There were even some giant-size chess games set up on an adjacent sports court.

“It’s great,” group leader Ben Bailey said in describing the day’s progress. “It teaches them about running around, staying healthy and doing good stuff.”

Club Director Norm Bouthilette said the event fits well into the organization’s efforts to promote the “mind, body and soul” of the club’s members.

“Even the food they’re going to have today is healthy and good for you,” he said. “The snacks are granolas that were prepared by our leadership and culinary club yesterday. The wraps they’re having for sandwiches are nutritionally balanced.”

The Nashua location was one of 20 across the country celebrating the event.

Don Himsel can be reached at
594-6590 or dhimsel@nashua
telegraph.com. Also, follow Himsel on Twitter (@Telegraph_DonH).