That’s why Paul Grimwood, CEO of Nestlé USA, and Paralympian and Club alum Blake Leeper joined BGCA at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, last week. Along with 200 amazing kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, we launched the National Fitness Challenge, a three-year Nestlé USA/BGCA partnership that challenges Clubs to inspire its members to reach short-term fitness goals by hosting fitness competitions.
More than 3 out of 10 kids today are considered to be obese or overweight. By establishing cultures of health and wellness, Boys & Girls Clubs are able to help children understand being fit and physically active is important not only for their health, but also their long-term success.
Blake, whose latest goal is to become the first American to compete in both the Paralympic and Olympic Summer Games in 2016, shared his experience with fitness and how the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport in Tennessee helped him to overcome his disability and develop his athletic skills.