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Healthy Home Court presented by Kellogg's encourages families to be active together

Grizzlies players Darrell Arthur and DeMarre Carroll hosted a Healthy Home Court event Thursday night, Nov. 11, at the Fogleman YMCA. The players along with mascot Grizz, Grizzlies staff and Grizz Girls lead children ages 6-12, along with their parents, through a series of stretches and basketball drills.

About 20 families participated in the drills, showing both kids and parents that exercise can be fun when done together. Seven-year-old Gabby Adams was excited about taking what she learned home saying, “I can’t wait to do this at home.”

Parents and kids both agreed that being active together is important and can be fun.

“It’s important for us to give our kids examples of healthy lifestyles and let them know that exercise can be fun too so that we all can live longer healthier lives,” said Leslie Sawyer, who participated in the event.

Healthy Home Court is a fitness initiative taken on by the Grizzlies in order to get families in the Memphis community out of the house and active together. Arthur thinks that the initiative is not only good for helping the Grizzlies build and connect with their fan base, but also good for families.

“I think it would be fun if parents try to do some of the things that they learned, kids might not want to do it by themselves but if they have their mother or father to help them it will be fun,” said Arthur.

Healthy Home Court events, sponsored by Kellogg’s Food Away from Home Program, will occur monthly throughout the city and are designed to promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging regular exercise and healthy food choices. Through the initiative the Memphis Grizzlies and Kellogg hope to create a healthier Mid-South.

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