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Family Fun & Fitness Expo Saturday at SHS

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POSTED May 22, 2009 3:06 a.m.

The Family Fun and Fitness Expo will be held this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sierra High, 1700 Thomas St., Manteca.

The Manteca Children’s Foundation is serving as host of the inaugural event.

 “We’ll have plenty of activities for kids,” said Marion Elliott on behalf of the foundation.

Included will be “Check Me Out,” a dental screening consisting of many health-related professionals; “Get Fit” hosted by Funtastic Gymnastics featuring a run air track; “Activity Zone” compliments of the Sparks Program; and the rigorous “Fitness & Safety” activity made possible by the Stockton Rowing Company.

A drawing will be held for a free Nintendo Wii sports along with a variety of coupons, giveaways and other prizes.

Established in 2004, the Manteca Children’s Foundation has a mission to provide assistance to children of all backgrounds with the emphasis going to the needy or those in disadvantaged circumstances.

The foundation also awards scholarships to local students and created the Teens Helping Senior Program, with youngsters assisting the elderly around the house including yard work.

In addition, the local Children’s Foundation is among the major contributors to the annual Antone Raymus Golf Tournament, and participates in many public events including the Pumpkin Fair, Three River’s Health Fair and Powwow, and the Street Fair.

For more information on the Fun and Fitness Expo call (209) 639-5186 or log on to www.mantecafamilyfunfitness.blogspot.com.

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