AmeriCorps Kicks Off Eighth Annual Statewide Idaho@Play Week

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: May 29, 2018
Information Contact: Kirstin Mann (208) 332-3578 ext. 3930

Serve Idaho and Idaho AmeriCorps members have several events scheduled around the state in June to celebrate Idaho@Play. The goal is to improve the lives of Idaho’s youth by encouraging outside activity to prevent childhood obesity and to help them remain healthy throughout their lives.

Idaho@Play events statewide include:

Lewiston: Thursday, May 31, 4 to 6 p.m. at Lewiston Boys and Girls Club, 1021 Burrell Ave. Lewis-Clark Service Corps and the Boys & Girls Club of the Lewis Clark Valley have planned several activities that will get kids moving.

Meridian: Friday, June 1, 5 to 9 p.m., at Settlers Park, 3245 N. Meridian Road, for the Meridian Library Summer Reading Kick-Off. Activities will be focused on getting kids moving and learning. Serve Idaho is partnering with Wild Hearts Idaho, who will attend the event. Wild Hearts is a girl-focused, girl-led organization centered on building leadership skills in girls ages 12-18.

Salmon: Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. at Williams Creek Trails. Join Student Conservation Association and the U.S. Forest Service in celebration of Idaho@Play and National Trails Day with a trail work party. Meet at the Powderhouse Gulch trailhead. Bring a water bottle and sturdy shoes. Lunch and gear giveaways are also planned. All ages welcome.

Boise: Saturday and Sunday, June 9 – 10, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road. Join the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute on a photo scavenger hunt where families can complete while outside enjoying the trail systems in the Boise Foothills.

Pocatello: Saturday June 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join Idaho Healthcare for Children and Families at the Portneuf Wellness Complex at 10588 Fairground Dr. Pocatello for Idaho@Play games.

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Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.

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