ATLANTA—The 17th annual Kiddie Olympics will be held on May 2, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Atlanta Silverback Stadium. The event will include children ages 3-7 from childcare facilities across Atlanta who will engage in healthy pseudo competition to earn their gold medals and learn the importance of exercise and daily physical activity.
Kiddie Olympics places childhood obesity at the forefront of early learning, providing pre-school children with the opportunity to start early in life understanding that an active lifestyle will lead to a higher quality of life.
In recognition and support of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation, the Kiddie Olympics and one of its partners, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, is challenging Americans of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to engage in physical activity for 60 minutes, five days per week, for six out of eight weeks.
During the Kiddie Olympics, children will compete in five main events:
- 20-yard dash
- Pogo ball race
- Sack race
- Tricycle race
- Tug-of – war
If you’d like your day care, academy or school to participate, or receive an invitation, please contact Derek McLendon at Kiddieolympics@aol.com or 770-377-5585.