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Pallone Tours Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County, Asbury Park, Discusses Importance of Healthy Living for Kids

November 4, 2013
Press Release

LONG BRANCH, NJ—Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. visited the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County’s  Asbury Park Unit where he toured the facility, observed fitness programs and took part in a juice tasting of juices made by kids.  Pallone also discussed the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and lauded the Boys and Girls Club’s Triple Play program, which is designed to (1) educate youth about good nutrition, (2) make physical fitness a daily practice and (3) develop individual strengths and good character.

“I’m pleased to see all of the good work being done here at the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County,” said Pallone.  “The health benefits of diet and exercise are widely known, and it is critical that young people form good habits early to avoid negative health affects later in life.  That’s why programs like the Boys and Girls Club’s Triple Play are so important.”

"It's more important than ever for our young people to have a safe, caring and nurturing place to go in the afterschool hours,” said Douglas Eagles, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County.  “The Boys & Girls Club of Asbury Park provides just that and more. Through collaborative partnerships with Nike the Monmouth & Ocean County Food Bank and innovative programs like Triple Play, Club kids experience increased physical activity, learn about nutrition, and are taught how to develop healthy relationships." 

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County is a private non-profit organization that serves children that come from some of the most difficult circumstances in the County.  With a professional licensed staff, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth’s youth enjoy a variety of activities ranging from exercise programs, to exploring the world of computers.