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Coverage Of Childhood Obesity Month Grows

September 25, 2012 10:01 AM
Play Day in Little Rock, Ark.
Play Day in Rome, Ga.
The USTA helped kick off National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month during the US Open. Numerous media outlets picked up the momentum and reported on the national movement to halt childhood obesity and the USTA Free Tennis Play Days in conjunction with Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play, being hosted in more than 220 location in USTA Southern.

USTA coverage
There's a great photo gallery about a Play Day in Shreveport, La., posted by USTA Louisiana's Liz Azcona. Click here to view. Similar photos were also posted on the state's Facebook page. Click here for the newsletter about the event.
Click here for a photo gallery from a Play Day at Burns Park Tennis Center, Little Rock, Ark. Photos by USTA Arkansas' Brittany Murphy.
USTA Play Days and Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play was written up in the Northside Sun by USTA Mississippi's Jenny Markow. View article.
Media coverage
Rome, Ga. Play Day
Columbus. Ga. Play Day
Mobile, Ala.
Nickelodeon's World Wide Day of Tennis Play will take place this Saturday, September 22, at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile from 2-4 p.m. It is free to the public and is open to kids ages 7-18.
Aiken (S.C.) Standard
Nickelodeon and the U.S. Tennis Association are teaming up to encourage youth to "put more play in your day" with a "Free Tennis Play Day" at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center on Saturday.
Birmingham, Ala., NBC 13
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and one program says tennis is the perfect sport to get kids active. That group is "Learning Excellence Through Tennis (LETT)." It’s a program of the Birmingham Area Tennis Association and is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. According to its website, LETT is also a USTA member organization.
Macon-Bibb County, Ga., 13wmaz.com
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. It is about getting fit and staying active. Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation participated in Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play.



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