Triple Play Summer Games
Four legendary Olympians teach young people how to run, jump, box and tumble with proper techniques and loads of fun!
 Four Gold Medalists

On Saturday, July 14, four of the most legendary U.S. Olympians -- Dominique Dawes, Evander Holyfield, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Gail Devers -- led Boys & Girls Club members through their own summer games, highlighting a variety of Olympic-themed training stations!

To promote healthy lifestyles and fitness fun, Boys & Girls Clubs of America engaged more than 160 kids from Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta in the Triple Play Summer Games event, sponsored by Coca-Cola and the WellPoint Foundation.  

The Summer Games event was a part of BGCA’s signature health and wellness program: Triple Play. The Triple Play program contains three primary components: the mind, body and soul. Kids are encouraged to eat a balanced diet (mind), stay physically active (body) and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships (soul).

Four Gold Medalists
 Jackie Joyner Kersee  Gail Devers
Jackie Joyner-Kersee showed young people how to maximize their long jump.  Gail Devers demonstrated proper technique for relays and hurdles.  
 Dominique Dawes  Evander Holyfield
Dominique Dawes taught kids gymnastics, including balance beam dismounts. And, Evander Holyfield trained girls and boys on various boxing methods.
A Multitude of Smiles

All smiles.  All medals!

After a day full of fun, kids went home with wristbands, hats, gold medals and memories that will last a lifetime.
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Age Category 13-15
20% of Club members are 11-12 years of age.