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Nestle, Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Bring

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Nestle Volunteers with Russell Triolo, CEO members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County
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Let the Games Begin!
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Bruce Betros of Nestle working with future NBA stars
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50 Yard Dash
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Union, NJ – Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County and Nestlé joined together today to host a “Gold Medal Games” Fitness Competition as part of the #Nestlé150for150 National Day of Service, which brought together thousands of employees to more than 150 community events across the country to celebrate Nestlé’s 150th birthday. More than 60 local kids and teens from Union County and 20 Nestlé employee volunteers participated, encouraging Club members to seek their inner champion through physical fitness activities and positive competition.

“What a great day!  Our members had fun and learned the importance of physical activity and setting goals,” said Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer. “Thank you to the team from Nestlé for organizing and hosting this event.”

The Gold Medal Games included Putt-Putt Challenge, Volleyball, Free Throw, Beach Volleyball, 50 meter Dash, Torch Relay, Long Jump and Shot Put. Individual scores and times for each age level were recorded and leaders were acknowledged.  Employees from Nestlé volunteered to make the day perfect, assisting with each activity and cheering on members.  Following the games, everyone enjoyed a team lunch hosted by Nestlé. Kevin Shipp, Customer Sales Director for Nestlé USA, presented members with a Certificate of Participation and Recognition. 

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“There’s no better way to celebrate our 150th anniversary than helping build healthier communities where we live and work,” said Shipp. “Our volunteers had a great time helping Union County kids and teens learn about health and physical fitness - and have some fun along the way!”

This special-edition of the Nestlé-sponsored National Fitness Competition is part of a national partnership between Nestlé and Boys & Girls Clubs of America that helps Club kids and teens set and achieve tangible, short-term fitness goals to help them develop the ability, confidence and desire to be physically active for life. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County offers youth programs in 5 communities in Union County: Plainfield, Elizabeth, Union, Hillside and Roselle.  Teen leadership programs for ages 14-18 are available in Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield.  Members participate in character, leadership, career preparation and community service activities throughout the year.  Aquatics instruction is available at our Union Club.  Summer Camp Registration is open.  For information on our clubs and programs, please visit our website www.bgcuc.org or contact us 908-687-2697. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County seek to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.

 

 

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