Fri, May 06 2011 11:52 PM Posted By: Phillip Brents
On Saturday, May 7, more than 600 students from the National and Sweetwater school districts will compete in various track and field events at Sweetwater High School. The meet, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to all students in grades 1-8 within the two districts and qualifying students will continue on to the Southern Municipal Athletic Federation’s (SCMAF) State Meet on June 5 in Downey.
Students will compete in a variety of track and field events such as the 50-, 100-, 200-, 400-meter dashes, 800 and 1,600 runs, long jump and softball throw (which simulates the shot-put throw).
The event ties into After-School All-Stars Sports as Hook program, which guides students toward a more active lifestyle combined with healthy eating choices.
Founded by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1992, After-School All-Stars is the leading national provider of high quality, comprehensive, school-based after-school programs that include independent learning, academics and enrichment. The organization’s mission is to keep children safe and help them achieve in school and in life. More than 80,000 at-risk youth benefit from these programs in 12 U.S. cities, including the San Diego region.
For more information on the San Diego chapter, visit www. SDAfterschoolAllstars.org.
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