OU student-athletes participated in the Bart & Nadia Health & Fitness Festival.
Feb. 16, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY -- University of Oklahoma student-athletes, including members of the OU women's gymnastics, rowing and football squads, along with members of the OU Spirit Squad, participated in the Bart & Nadia Health & Fitness Festival on Saturday, meeting and helping those in attendance learn about fun, healthy activities.
Part of the Sooner Jr. program, OU student-athletes taught children at the My Plate healthy eating station where youngsters created a healthy and balanced plate, coloring and creating the plates with them. Others played fitness games, including hula hooping, basketball, hopscotch and interactive video games while talking with them about the importance of having fun, staying, fit, and exercising 30 minutes a day.
Members of the No. 2-ranked women's gymnastics team also signed autographs for fans a day after taking first place in the Festival's Perfect 10 Challenge on Friday to remain undefeated 14-0 on the year, setting up the Sooners' meet at the Lloyd Noble Center against No. 4 UCLA on Feb. 22.
"It was really fun," said OU junior gymnast Lara Albright. "It's always great to interact with our community and fan base."
The Sooner Jr. program helps children learn more about the four aspects of the Sooner Jr. program - fitness fun, academics, nutrition and sportsmanship - and travels around the state to help children learn more about these values.
The Bart & Nadia Sports & Health Festival, in association with The Oklahoman, encourages families to take ownership of their health through activities that embrace Olympic, Paralympic and Special Olympics ideals with an emphasis on sports, nutrition and wellness.