MoonDogs Fit presented by Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union
Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the new Mankato MoonDogs FIT program.
MoonDogs Fit is a brand new program sponsored by the MoonDogs and Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union and will promote healthy living and eating at the ACES facilities this summer. The program will allow for MoonDogs players to put down their baseball gloves for a couple hours and put on a teaching cap. They will spend a span of three weeks, teaching three lessons during a total of six sessions, at four of the ACES sites teaching the students about making healthy choices through active lesson plans.
ACES is a school age child care program provided by the Mankato Area Public Schools Community Education & Recreation Department. ACES offers before and after school care as well as full and half day care on non school days for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. The ACES summer program offers care for children going into kindergarten through 7th grade.
The MoonDogs home opener is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29th at 7:05 p.m. against the Rochester Honkers at Franklin Rogers Park. Season tickets are now on sale at the MoonDogs office located at 1221 Caledonia Street and online at www.mankatomoondogs.com.
About MoonDogs Fit
The MoonDogs Fit program courtesy of Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union utilizes MoonDogs players off the field to teach overall fitness as a positive impact to our youth. Through community involvement we promote regular physical activity with happy and healthy lifestyle choices.
FIT in the News
LESSON 1 - Healthy Eating
You don’t have to be an athlete to eat healthy. Eating healthy affects many things in your life like body weight & energy levels. During the lesson the MoonDogs players discussed how to eat healthy, what foods are best to eat and how often should we eat these foods.
LESSON 2 - Benefits of Movement
MoonDogs players discussed the 3 elements of fitness, endurance, strength & flexibility. Movement helps build stronger bones and muscles, better self esteem, reduce health risks (such as diabetes, lower blood pressure, obesity), happier life, more endurance, etc.
LESSON 3 - Being a Team Player
MoonDogs discussed how being a team player fits into their lives and roles as baseball players. They shared their experiences playing with good team players, and bad team players and how being a team player doesn’t just apply to playing sports.