Category Archives: Family Health

Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry Announces Spring Season Registration

Girls on the Run, a nationally renowned after school program for girls in 3rd – 8th grades, is currently accepting registrations for Spring Season.   The programs begin the week of February  4 or February 11, depending on the site. Girls may be registered by going on the website: www.gotr@coastalgeorgialowcountry.org or by calling 912-349-1528.

The cost of the 10-week program is $175 or $90 for children on reduced lunch and $30 for children on free lunch.

The fee includes:

Nationally-trained Coaches
All program materials and supplies
Program t-shirt
5K t-shirt
Water bottle
5K medal (and medals for siblings who
Free running shoes for girls who need them

Scholarships are available, and no girl has ever been turned away due to inability to pay.  Approximately 70% of program participants in the Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry Council are on financial aid.

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Girls on the Run, Congressman Buddy Carter, State Representatives and School Leaders Host Press Conference at South Effingham Elementary School

Elected officials, Effingham County school leaders and corporate sponsors will visit South Effingham Elementary School’s Girls on the Run Program on Wednesday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. The dignitaries will observe the program in action and talk to girls who are participating. South Effingham Head Coach, Kayla Mullins, has two teams of 20 girls and a cadre of enthusiastic and energetic Coaches.

According to Mullins, “Everyone loves Girls on the Run.  The girls are having a blast, being physically active and learning amazing life skills.  I wish there had been something like this when I was growing up.  The South Effingham Elementary family has gotten behind this great program in support of the girls and school district leaders have been enormously supportive.”

The press conference will delve into the program’s impact on the girls and the school community. Congressman Carter and other elected officials support Girls on the Run’s efforts to address physical inactivity, bullying, conflict, negative media messaging and other issues facing young girls entering adolescence.  According to Carter, ““I am looking forward to visiting another Girls on  the Run program as this program helps girls develop self-respect and learn important life skills that will be critical as they grow up. I also hope to learn more about how the program plans to expand so it is able to serve more girls. Thank you to the leaders from the Effingham County Schools for their support of Girls on the Run programming in their system.” 

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OneBlood – Blood Drive / Friday, Aug. 31

Help save lives in the local community on Friday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. until noon when Helena Place Senior Living holds a OneBlood blood drive. OneBlood is the sole provider of blood to Beaufort Memorial Hospital. All donors will receive a OneBlood beach towel, a wellness checkup and be entered  into a raffle to win a Mac Coxwell 24 x 36 canvas print. Reserve your appointment time now on Aug 31, from 9 a.m. until noon at www.oneblooddonor.org using code #31608. Questions can emailed to rewing@enlivant.com or call 843-252-3001. Helena Place Senior Living is an assisted living community located at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal, directly across from the Port Royal Post Office.

Swim Team Registration – BEAUFORT-JASPER YMCA OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

The BYAC Tiger Sharks Swim Team is registering swimmers for the 2018-2019 season now through Sept. 10, 2018.

The Wardle Family YMCA in Port Royal offers 3 levels of swim team depending upon an individual’s skill level. Youth ages 5 and up who meet minimum requirements will be evaluated by swim coaches to determine placement level.

For more information visit beaufort-jasperymca.org, stop by the Y at 1801 Richmond Avenue or call 832.522.9622.

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