Dick’s Sporting Goods grants $15,000 in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias’ physical literacy program
VISALIA – The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation is pushing forward their mission by supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias’ physical literacy program, Triple Play: Daily Challenges.
On Thursday, Jan. 13, the foundation donated $15,000 to the club in order to promote the importance of physical activity, proper nutrition, and overall wellness through three components: the body, mind and soul.
Brian Alamano, Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Central Valley Community Marketing Manager said Dick’s supports Triple Play: Daily Challenges because it’s their mission to inspire and enable youth sport participation.
“Sports build character…[and teaches] life lessons that extend well beyond the playing field, but not everyone has the same access to play sports,” Alamano said. “We are beyond excited to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias and continue to serve our youth in the Central Valley community!”
The goal for the “body” part of the Daily Challenges is for members to increase their physical capabilities, build confidence through learning sports skills and enjoy being active, and gain a motivation for physical activity that will follow them through life. Healthy habits is the “mind” component, helping members learn about nutrition, health behaviors and health messaging. Social Recreation is the “soul” component, focusing on social and emotional development. In this portion, members are equipped with the skills needed to regulate emotions, create healthy relationships, and make responsible decisions.
In practice, Triple Play: Daily Challenges consists of regular participation in a fun, age-appropriate physical activity for a minimum amount of time. These activities fall under the categories of aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and bone-strengthening, and are typically related to team sports, individual sports, interactive games and familiar exercises. Club staff create and adapt Daily Challenges according to their member’s interests, creating an engaging, exciting, and overall positive environment.
The Visalia, Exeter, Woodlake, Farmersville, Ivanhoe, Tulare, and Strathmore Clubs will be running Triple Play: Daily Challenges until May 2022. For more information, please contact the club’s unit director. Contact information can be found at bgcsequoias.org/ourclubs.
About Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias is focused on helping all young people, especially those who need us most, become responsible, caring and productive members of society. Boys & Girls Clubs were established in Tulare County in the 1990s when Exeter and Visalia community leaders responded to the need for a positive place for local youth to spend free time after school. Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias provides services at 15 Clubs throughout Tulare County. Clubs provide a wide span of activities for local youth, varying from STEM to sports.