Worcester Sharks defenseman Nick Petrecki, forward Tony Lucia, and mascot Finz dropped by the Webster-Dudley Boys & Girls Club Tuesday to share the importance of eating healthy and exercising.
Nick emphasized the importance of eating healthy and getting enough exercise during your childhood so that translates to when you get older. Nick also discussed the 5-2-1 plan which involves: 5 fruits and vegetables, 2 or fewer hours of screen time, and 1 hour of reading every day.
Tony went through his game day routine and stressed that it is very important to keep the body fueled at all times. Tony said incorporating various berries throughout the day kept him fueled and ready to go.
Nick and Tony broke the kids up into four teams and showed them the proper ways to pass and shoot before the game started. All the kids in attendance got a chance during the game to get some exercise and learn a little more about the game of hockey.
Each student received an autographed photo from Nick and Tony to conclude a fun and exciting day for the kids at the Webster-Dudley Boys & Girls Club.
“It really means a lot to the kids to see the Sharks players take time out of their day to come and visit, the message that they send is a real important one for our kids,” said Executive Director Tony Poti.
The FINZ Fit Kidz initiative is in the midst of its inaugural season as the flagship community program of the Worcester Sharks. The assembly based program will bring Sharks players and Saint Vincent Hospital staff to visit schools and youth sports organizations throughout Central Massachusetts promoting the importance of exercise and making healthy
- Wednesday, 28 March 2012
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