Men's Basketball

John Thompson III to Participate in "Live Positively: Get the Ball Rolling"

June 1, 2012

WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Men's Basketball Coach John Thompson III will be among a group of people participating in "Live Positively: Get the Ball Rolling" an Olympic-themed fitness event at the D.C. Department of Recreation (DPR) King Greenleaf Recreation Center on Wednesday, June 6 at 4 p.m.

The event will be hosted by Coca-Cola and is aimed at educating young people about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through proper exercise and nutrition. The Coca-Cola Foundation and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) are teaming up to get area youth excited about the Olympic Games and inspire them to live active, healthy lifestyles. "Get the Ball Rolling" began in 2010 with the support of D.C.-area sports teams. Since then, the program has expanded to New York, partnering with Madison Square Garden and the New York Rangers, and to Boston with the Boston Red Sox.

Approximately 200 youth participants from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, D.C.Scores and the local community will participate in fun sports activities such as soccer, basketball and track and field. Nutritionists Natalie Webb and Marie Spano will also provide nutrition tips for kids to take home and share with their families about the importance of a balanced diet and making smart food choices.

The event will be held at DPR's King Greenleaf Recreation Center, which is located at 201 N Street, SW in Washington.

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