Hy-Vee to present KidsFit event at Coe College

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2017-05-22 07:07:39 - General

Featuring Guests Daira Driftmier, Fred Jackson and Marvin McNutt

KidsFit: Saturday, June 17Hy-Vee and Coe College are partnering to host a KidsFit event on Saturday, June 17 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Clark Field. This kid-friendly fitness event will feature physical activities, agility games, mini races, celebrity speakers and more. The event is free and intended for kids ages 7 - 13.

All kids in attendance (if registered by June 1) will receive a free t-shirt, complimentary goodie bag filled with snacks, and a water bottle sponsored by Atlantic Bottling Company.

At this Freedom Festival-affiliated event, participants will have the opportunity to take photos with several area mascots and be encouraged by motivational speakers Daira Driftmier, director of Hy-Vee KidsFit; Fred Jackson, former Kohawk and NFL-Buffalo Bills standout; and Marvin McNutt, former Iowa Hawkeye football player and current head coach of the Cedar Rapids Titans.

"Hy-Vee KidsFit is intended to help engage the whole family to move more, and we want to show kids how fitness can be fun," said Driftmier. "We're thrilled to partner with Coe for this event."

Breakout sessions will be led by the Coe College Football Team, Cedar Rapids Metro YMCAs, the Cedar Rapids Titans, Hy-Vee Dietitians, Little Sports and Prestige Dance Studio.

For more information and to register, visit: www.coe.edu/kidsfit and https://www.facebook.com/events/1665863933438726/

About Hy-Vee and Coe College

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 240 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $9.8 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America's Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company's 84,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.

Coe College offers superb academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. Coe's vibrant Cedar Rapids location provides an abundance of internships for students and career opportunities for graduates.