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Boys and Girls Club Hold "Play Day"

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DENISON, TX--For Boys and Girls Clubs and military bases across the nation, it's National Play Day. The country-wide effort is being held to help combat childhood obesity.

About 30 kids got to play today at the Denison Boys and Girls Club. Festivities were held inside due to weather, but kids weren't short of physical activity. Children ages 4 through 15 played various sports, including basketball and dodge ball.

"Just knowing that we're here--that we are a place that they can come and get their fitness and exercise taken care of beyond what they do in school--more informal and just a good, positive approach to things," Jennifer Schwichtenberg said, Denison Boys and Girls Club Program Coordinator.

Studies show that a lack of physical activity in children is a direct link to obesity.

Jen French, KTEN News