Category Archives: Family Health

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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Kids & Pros Announces Fourth Annual Football Camps in Savannah

The fourth annual Kids & Pros No-Contact Football Camps will be held at two locations in the Savannah area. The first camp will be held on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at Calvary Day School, located at 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404. The second camp will be held on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 at Pooler Recreation Park, located at 900 S Rogers St, Pooler, GA 31322.

Kids & Pros, started by NFL alumni Bobby Butler and Buddy Curry in 2002, is a 501©3 nonprofit grounded in five core life principles called Game Changers for Life: Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Integrity, Perseverance and Excellence.

The coaches (one for every 10 kids) include former NFL players, college players and local high school and youth coaches. Kids & Pros offers the only free, character-based, non-contact football skills camp in the area. Founder and executive director Buddy Curry, a former Atlanta Falcons player, will be on hand to share coaching tips and encourage players’ motivation.

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Applications Sought for Free Mouth-Guard Program for Local Sports Teams

Any high school or group that offers team sports in the Savannah area is invited to apply for free custom-fit mouth guards for their upcoming season courtesy of Angela Canfield, a local dentist who operates Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon.

Canfield is accepting applications until Monday, July 2 for the 2018 Canfield Mouth Shield Program that will provide mouth guards in team colors, valued at up to $10,000, for the team chosen for the program.

“Giving back to the community and protecting young mouths is a priority for me and my team,” Canfield said. “I choose to donate the gear because these children deserve to have healthy smiles and research shows that wearing custom-fit mouth guards while playing sports reduces the risk of severe injuries to the teeth and jaw.”

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Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry Gears Up for 5K

Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry is gearing up for the 12th Annual 5K, celebrating the end of the Spring Season.  The event will be held on the campus of Savannah State University on Saturday, April 28.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m.  The fee is $25 and includes a t-shirt.  Registration available online at www.gotrcoastalgeorgialowcountry.org and the public is invited to run or walk.

Discount codes are available online for family members who wish to walk or run with their girl.  Medals will be awarded to Girl on the Run Team Members, as well as the siblings of the girls.

The Girls on the Run Pop Up Shop will feature attire with empowering messages and GOTR gear and accessories.  The Kid Zone features Happy Hair Stations, games, food, drinks and family fun.

The 5K is the celebratory event marking the end of the 504-girl strong Spring Season. The girls are from 33 different sites in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and Beaufort Counties.   The event enables the girls to experience the joy of athletic accomplishment and serves to give them a sense of community with Girl on the Run Teams from around the region.  The program is for all girls and serves kids in public and private schools and from all walks of life.

Girls on the Run warmly welcomes walkers and runners from the community.

Major sponsors include Brasseler, USA, CPPI of Georgia and WTOC.

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