The Boston Celtics and Sun Life have partnered once again for Fit to Win, a 4-week program aimed at improving the health and well-being of children by teaching kids how to eat healthy and stay active. Participating locations for Fit to Win include select YMCA’s from Greater Boston, Southern Maine and Greater Hartford. Throughout the program, children in grades 2 to 6 participate in daily workouts and are encouraged to maintain a nutritious diet and make healthy lifestyle choices, such as limiting screen time and practicing mindfulness. With exciting Celtics-themed events and prizes, and involvement from Celtics players, Legends and entertainment teams, the kids track their fitness and health activities while having fun and celebrating their accomplishments.
This year, we are projecting an all-time high participation rate, as over 300 participants have signed up for the program. Once enrolled, each participating location will receive a Launch party to kick off the program. Participants will track their daily exercises and log their healthy eating within the 4-week period as they work with their peers to earn Celtics prizes. The top most engaged participants will be recognized and surprised with an exclusive one-of-a-kind experience!
Eating a healthy diet, limiting sugary drinks and increasing physical activity are all steps kids can take to reduce their risk for diabetes. Through the shared passion of Sun Life, the YMCA and the Boston Celtics, Fit to Win promotes the health and wellness of young people in the Greater Boston, Greater Hartford and Southern Maine communities.