McRoberts joins NBA program battling childhood obesity

The NBA's Move It Movement Tour is coming to Indianapolis!

Come out to meet Pacers player Josh McRoberts on July 29 from 4-5 p.m. and visit the Pacers Fan Van from 4-7 p.m. at the St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast located off of exit 10 on I-69 north in Noblesville.

Children are encouraged to participate in the NNBA/WNBA Fit Activity Zone and other activities that fight against childhood obesity.

The Move It Movement Tour is a summer-long initiative created to empower youth 6-14 to get more active in order to experience healthier lifestyles. The tour will feature multiple activity and learning stations, incorporating such additional core partner organizations as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, The President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, FDA’s Spot the Block, NBA/WNBA FIT and NFL PLAY 60 and HOPSports.

The tour is the latest expansion of Cartoon Network’s award-winning Get Animated initiative—now entering its sixth year—to battle against childhood obesity through daily recess, education and active after-school involvement.

The traveling tour will make stops in more than 30 markets, partnering with local cable affiliates to invite families to participate in a host of themed activities:

  • Skate Park Challenge, sponsored by 3M™ Nexcare™ Products, where BMX and skateboard experts will perform high-flying demonstrations followed by interactive safety and riding tips sessions, as well as get free samples of 3M™ Nexcare™ Ben 10 Alien Force and Bakugan bandages;

  • Soccer Shootout Challenge where kids can take aim and test their shooting skills with a custom soccer goal;

  • NBA/WNBA FIT Activity Zone allows youth to demonstrate their fitness level through basketball and fitness games;

  • NFL PLAY 60 and HOPSports Challenge to introduce kids to various physical activities and exercises via the screen-based HOPSports system featuring custom NFL Play60 content, martial arts, stuntman drills and more;

  • Crayola Outdoor Challenge where kids can use Crayola's Spira-Chalk Blaster™, 3-D Sidewalk Chalk™ and new Glow Explosion™ products to create outdoor fun with sidewalk games, original art masterpieces, etc.;

  • And FDA Spot the Block, a station with an interactive dice game and information to educate youth and families about the nutritional block on food packaging.

    Additional elements include the CNN Fit Nation Kiosk, which offers a custom health & wellness quiz and iReport feature for youth and adults to test their knowledge and provide personal stories of how they stay healthy and fit. The tour also will feature a Cartoon Network Chill Zone, a themed area to refuel (water) and recharge while taking in the best new programming, online activities and premium items from Cartoon Network.