Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

February 12, 2014 

Jackson ‘GoNoodles’ with Glenwood students

Olympic bronze medalist Bershawn Jackson visited Glenwood Elementary last Friday to congratulate the school for completing a total of 34,135 minutes of physical activity during October. Glenwood students and 25 teachers played over 815 games together to win a contest launched at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which encourages short bursts of physical activity to stimulate learning and improve classroom engagement.

Jackson, an American hurdler in the Beijing Olympics, came to Glenwood to bring GoNoodle and its game of “Run With US” to a school-wide assembly. GoNoodle is designed to provide students 3 to 5 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity right next to their desks. Research provides ample evidence that such short bursts of physical activity have positive health benefits and improve student engagement, behavior, and achievement.

Carolina Stars ready for tryouts

The Carolina Stars Youth Baseball will host tryouts for its college prospect travel teams from 2 to 5 p.m. on March 9 at Holly Springs High School’s baseball field. All baseball players, from eighth-graders through high school juniors, who are interested in playing at the next level, are welcome.

For more information, see ( www.carolinastars.org )

The Edge announces summer dates

The Edge will offer two camps again this summer The Edge Basketball Camp on July 21-25, and The Edge “Nothing But Net”, a 3 day shooting camp, on July 28-30. Both camps run daily from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Smith Middle School.

The camps are offered for boys and girls rising to third through ninth grade.

To obtain an application or information, visit the camp website at www.theedgebasketballcamp.com or contact camp director Paul Kieckbusch by email at pkieckbusch@chccs.k12.nc.us or telephone at 919-452-0444.

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