The Kids Club is open to all youth ages 14 and under. Parents and guardians of youth members will receive health videos featuring Chopper, worksheets to complete with their kids, and helpful health tips via email. Activities will be hosted each home game, including the opportunity to spin a prize wheel. Additional special events for Kids Club members will be hosted throughout the season.
Topics to be discussed throughout the season include, but are not limited to, health tips for heart, sleeping, proper nutrition, and staying hydrated, exercise, self-esteem, hand hygiene, safety topics including drug abuse, concussions, medication, and trauma prevention, acts of kindness, giving back, celebrating diversity, and learning.
Chopper, the mascot for the Johnstown Tomahawks, will lead the encouragement of a healthy lifestyle in the community. “We’ve seen how influential Chopper is to young fans during our games and while out in the community,” says Mike Letizia, Head Coach for the Tomahawks. “He’s already a positive role model, and with the help of Conemaugh we can provide him the tools necessary to spread a positive message of healthy living.”
“As we pursue our mission of Making Communities Healthier, we are working to reach local youth to instill healthy lifestyle habits early in life,” says Dr. Susan Williams, Chief Medical Officer, Conemaugh Health System. “Conemaugh has a strong focus on population health. Reaching our youth through this initiative will also help us reach their families, and create a healthier environment at home.