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Guidry News Gazette Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters
Galveston County
Junior League of Galveston County
News Release
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Girls on the Run Registration this Weekend in Galveston
Program Prepares 3rd-5th Grade Girls for a Lifetime of Self-Respect & Healthy Living!

Galveston , Texas – The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. invites girls currently enrolled in third – fifth grades, who live in Galveston County communities, to come to the Girls on the Run® program registration events this weekend. 

Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls in Galveston County .  The program combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The overall goal of the program is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development in pre-teen girls.

Galveston County Girls on the Run Weekend Registration Events:

Saturday, September 10
10AM – 12PM

Sunday, September 11
1:30PM – 3PM

Both registration events will be held at Fit 2 Run, 528 23rd Street , located in downtown Galveston.  Online registration is also available by visiting: https://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1984555.

This is 10-week afterschool program starts Monday, September 12.  Girls will be required to participate in program activities at 4:30PM – 5:45PM every Monday and Wednesday at the Galveston Early College High School campus located at 4116 Avenue N ½ on Galveston Island .  Program registration is based on household income and costs $100 or less.  Space is limited.  For more information please call 409-599-6759 or email sarah.mason@girlsontherun.org.

Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. The program's core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development - their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors.

About the Junior League of Galveston County: The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.




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