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Hershey Games Promoting Active Lifestyles

July 31, 2014
by Candy & Snack TODAY

Hershey, PA — Encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle, The Hershey Co. will host the final round of its Track & Field Games North American on August 2.

The event, designed for children ages nine through 14, has been held since 1977, reaching more than 10 million youth, the company reports.

As part of the final meet, which the 450 participants were invited to after winning in local, state and provincial competitions, past Olympians Dan O’Brien, Rafer Johnson, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Carl Lewis will be in Hershey, PA, to serve as event ambassadors.

Lewis, a nine-time Gold Medal winner, says: “Our mission at the games is to engage kids in basic running, jumping and throwing activities to inspire a lifetime of physical activity. I’m proud to be part of such a great program that has touched the lives of so many.”

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