UNION, NJ - New York Liberty Legend Sue Wicks Joins Coca-Cola & ShopRite at a Fit Clinic and Day of Fun for Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of Union County. Coca-Cola’s Dasani brand and ShopRite of Union teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County to provide a day of fun for Club youth.
WNBA Legend and Founder of Fight 2B Fit, Sue Wicks, led a basketball clinic for 75 teens in various fitness and agility stations focusing on conditioning, strengthening, staying committed and following your dreams. Club members had an opportunity to learn from Sue Wicks and other Former NBA players about the importance of leading an active, healthy lifestyle and never giving up.
Other club members had a great time shooting hoops on The Knicks Groove Truck, equipped with televisions and basketball hoops, which brought the excitement of Knicks basketball to Boys & Girls Club of Union County. Members enjoyed eating clementines and played MyPlate Nutrition Spinwheel game with ShopRite of Union’s registered dietitian, who also provided tips on healthy snacks and hydration.
“This was such a great opportunity for our youth to work with pro athletes,” said Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer. “All our members enjoyed the day. Thank you to Shop Rite of Union and Coca Cola for putting together such a wonderful, fun-filled day for our members.”
Coca-Cola and ShopRite also presented a check to Boys & Girls Club of Union County to support programs throughout the year. Summer Program registration is now open at our Union, Plainfield and Elizabeth Clubs. 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 is available at our Union Club.
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 seeks 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. For more information on our mission and programs, please contact Lisa Sepetjian, Director of Development & Marketing at 908-687-7976 ext. 4.