Del­ray Beach cops and kids com­pete in kick­ball game

South Florida Times - - METRO - Staff Re­port

DEL­RAY BEACH, Fla. – Part well­ness fo­cused, part re­la­tion­ship build­ing be­tween po­lice the and com­mu­nity, Del­ray Beach res­i­dents and their lo­cal law en­force­ment of­fi­cers will com­pete in a friendly game of kick­ball on Sun­day at Pom­pey Park, 1101 N.W. 2nd Street in Del­ray Beach. The game is a part of Palm Health­care Foun­da­tion’s “Let’s Move” Chal­lenge, which en­cour­ages more phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity dur­ing the month of March.

The Northside/South­side Com­mu­nity Kick­ball Game with the po­lice of­fi­cers and res­i­dents is sched­uled for Sun­day, March 25 at 4 p.m. It is part of a sched­ule of events that is bring­ing peo­ple to­gether to ex­er­cise for fun. Or­ga­nizer An­drea Bru­ton wel­comes every­one who re­mem­bers hav­ing a great time play­ing kick­ball in school to come out and show their skills against Del­ray Beach’s finest.

In 2018, the foun­da­tion is part­ner­ing with cor­po­ra­tions, schools, youth groups, af­ter-school pro­grams, fit­ness pro­grams, lo­cal gyms and non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions for the 6th an­nual chal­lenge, which runs through Satur­day, March 31.

The countywide cam­paign fo­cuses on phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, nu­tri­tion and healthy be­hav­iors. Palm Health­care Foun­da­tion, Inc., in part­ner­ship with PNC Bank and CBS12, spon­sors the an­nual chal­lenge. The foun­da­tion en­cour­ages Palm Beach County res­i­dents who par­tic­i­pate in the chal­lenge to con­tinue in­cor­po­rat­ing phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity in their daily lives be­yond the month of March.

Palm Health­care Foun­da­tion is Palm Beach County’s com­mu­nity foun­da­tion for health and has in­vested $75 mil­lion dol­lars in Palm Beach County health since 2001. The foun­da­tion em­braces a re­sults-ori­ented ap­proach that re­spects di­verse opin­ions, builds strong com­mu­nity part­ner­ships, ad­vo­cates for its most vul­ner­a­ble neigh­bors and in­spires in­no­va­tive solutions to lead change for bet­ter health now and for gen­er­a­tions to come.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF ZCORUM

LET’S MOVE: A com­mu­nity ini­tia­tive to get res­i­dents mov­ing in a healthy di­rec­tion is host­ing a kick­ball game be­tween po­lice and res­i­dents.

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