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BCYF holds 12th annual All-Girls Sports Festival

Posted by Justin Rice  April 4, 2013 02:59 PM

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Boston Centers for Youth and Family’s 12th annual All-Girls Sports Festival will be held April 16-19 at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center.

The festivities will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day for girls ages 11-15.

The festival will include workshops focused on promoting good health and avoiding risky behavior. Workshops include Healthy Relationships, Power of Mind &
Spirit, Personal Care, Nutrition – Weight Management, Dating Violence & Substance
Abuse Prevention, Self-Expression, Cyber Safety, and Music Nutrition.

“This festival of sports and enrichment activities provides girls and young women of Boston with a wonderful forum to exercise their minds, bodies and spirits,” BCYF Director or Recreation, Sports and Fitness Ryan FitzGerald wrote in a brochure for the event.

“There are lifelong benefits to participating in sports and fitness programs. We wish all of the participants well and hope they continue to engage in lifestyle choices that promote their health and personal development.”

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public School athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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