CATCH KIDS CLUB
Fusion Fitness & Aquatics, in collaboration with Hillsboro Area Hospital, offers an after-school program for children who are at risk of becoming overweight or obese.
CATCH Kids Club meets at Fusion for two hours, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Each day's session includes structured time for nutrition education, healthy snacks and homework followed by 60 minutes of fun, high-energy games and relays led by Fusion staff.
The program is targeted at children in grades 3-5 who are at risk of suffering the lifelong side effects of childhood obesity, including high blood pressure, diabetes and joint problems.
The program is free for children who qualify for their school district's free/reduced price lunch program and free to Fusion members.
Those who do not meet the income eligibility requirement can participate through purchase of a CATCH Kids Club membership for:
$20 - 1 time/week
$40 - 2 times/week
$60 - 3 times/week
$75 - 4 times/week
$80 - 5 times/week
In order to participate, the child's parent or guardian must:
• Obtain a health history from the child's physician. This can be faxed to Fusion at 532-3908.
• Complete the CATCH Kids Club application form, which is available at Fusion and at area medical offices.
• Agree to participate in CATCH Kids Club family activities.
• Throughout the summer, three CATCH Kids Camps are offered for children who will be starting grades 3-6. Each camp session runs one week, Monday-Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. Meals, healthy snacks, speakers, physical activity, swimming, games and a field trip are included at a cost of $100 per child ($50 for an additional child). Dates for the summer camps will be announced closer to the summer season. Call Fusion 217-532-3896 for more information.
This program is made possible at Fusion by trust funds provided to Hillsboro Area Hospital by the late Dr. Frederick Barry, Coffeen, whose vision was to help children with crippling diseases and disorders