STAMFORD, Conn. – On Wednesday, August 14th, the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford partnered with Coca-Cola and provided a WannaPlay Community Fitness Day for approximately 250 youth. The Boys & Girls Clubs, Coca-Cola, and Major League Baseball recognize the need to encourage our youth to make healthy decisions and lead active, healthy lifestyles. This fitness event is part of the Boys and Girls Club’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the growing instances nationally of obese and overweight youth and of the solutions that organizations like the Boys & Girls Club provides to its 1100 members each year. The 30 Coca-Cola volunteers along with Boys & Girls Club staff provided an afternoon of fun which included 12 different fitness events which and a Barbeque provided by local support from Stop and Shop, Whole Foods Market, Coca-Cola and ShopRite. The children and volunteers were also joined by Congressman Jim Himes, State Representative William Tong, Maria Krol (the President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses for CT), Mike Rizzo (V.P. of Sales for the Coca-Cola Company) and Ann Fountain (Director of Health for the Stamford Health Department). Children participated in a number of WannaPlay activities, sponsored by Major League Baseball, for two weeks prior leading up to the WannaPlay field day event. The Boys & Girls Club of America and Major League Baseball teamed up to fight obesity by designing creative ways to celebrate good nutrition, physical fitness and teach some of the fundamentals of baseball or softball.