Fitness fair coming to Santa Ana!

Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez has already succeeded in convincing the city to add their budget (or at least part of it) to their website. Now they have added more information regarding upcoming commission meetings. Her latest effort involves fitness – and it deserves mention.

The City of Santa Ana will be hosting a “Nutrition – Fitness Fair” on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Valley West Godinez Gym, located at 3002 Centennial Road, in Santa Ana. The program includes a free lunch, which I assume will be nutritious, “Active Booth Exploration,” Dr. Galdamez, speaking about “Adopting a Healthy Life Style,” Chef Mike and Family Pride, a basket ball exhibit game (from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.), and a “Food Rainbow” Farmers Market.

Here is what the city has to say about the event, “Among ethnic groups, the Hispanic population has the highest rates of adult and childhood obesity rates. In Orange County for example the adult Hispanic population is over 60% overweight and for Hispanic Children is over 30%. In Santa Ana, the entire adult population is over 70% overweight. With these levels it is no wonder why the rates of Type II diabetes and heart disease among adults and youth in Santa Ana are going up.

The Mayor and Council have placed a high priority in combating this crisis. Through the leadership of Councilwoman Michele Martinez, the Nutrition-Fitness Fair is being developed to be a key event to serve as a catalyst and bring community energies in focus so as to take the next collective steps needed to help move the Santa Ana population into a direction of a healthier life style.”

The basketball game ought to be a hoot, as it will involve local elected officials (your chance to block Bustamante!), community leaders, and high school basketball players. I hear Michele has real game and she intends to slam dunk on her opponents! You can sponsor your favorite elected official or community leader. What an opportunity! For more information, call Jeannie Jurado, Recreation Supervisor, at 714-571-4200.

The sponsorships are donations which should be made to the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) which is where the Parks and Recreation has a non-profit 501 (c) (3) account. OCCF


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