With nine professional sports organizations and counting, the Windy City is synonymous with sports. This City Pulse segment shows how the Chicago Bears and nonprofit organization Chicago Run are helping give children in the city an opportunity to be more physically engaged.
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The Mini Monsters Clinic is a free youth program that stresses the importance of healthy eating, physical activity, and proper hydration.
How does the clinic emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle? Through fun, non-contact football drills, of course.
This free 90-minute clinic is available to youth organizations, schools, and NFL Flag football programs. Each clinic is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 8-13.
Since last year, they’ve started including police officers in the clinics so kids can get to know their district’s officers.
Learn more about The Mini Monsters Clinic at chicagobears.com.
Founded in late 2007, Chicago Run provides over 18,000 children and youth with high-quality, enriching physical activity programs.
The nonprofit organization’s goal is to provide fun and engaging fitness programs regardless of age, gender, neighborhood, or athletic ability.
Over the past 10 years, Chicago Run’s programs have expanded to serve the whole continuum of childhood, from early childhood through teenagers.
And the nonprofit organization is staying true to its original goals.
It’s improving health and wellness by focusing on Sports-Based Youth Development, bridging cultural and racial divides, and encouraging a lifetime of healthy habits.
The vision of Chicago Run is to enhance the health and well-being of every child in Chicago through running.
This vision is being manifested through free physical activity programs in 60 sites across 36 Chicago communities.
Learn more about Chicago Run at chicagorun.org.