Public invited to the Jump Jam Double Dutch Final Challenge in Saint Paul
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Aug. 6, 2012 – The public is invited to cheer on the best Double Dutch jumpers in Saint Paul at the Jump Jam Double Dutch Final Challenge. Nearly 300 kids and adults have been practicing for weeks at five participating Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Centers. A final competition to choose the best teams in the city will take place on Saturday Aug. 18, 2012 at the Jimmy Lee/Oxford Center Recreation Center.
Prizes include three-month memberships to YWCA and Great River Water Park Radio Disney will host the free event which is sponsored by HealthPartners, the Saint Paul YWCA and the City of Saint Paul. It will feature Double Dutch lessons, Zumba, games, healthy snacks and prizes. Adults can enter a drawing for three-month memberships at the Saint Paul YWCA and the Great River Water Park at the Oxford/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center. A resource fair will showcase local organizations including the Saint Paul Public Schools, who will have a booth where families can register their children for school.
Sponsoring events like the summer Jump Jam is among the best investments we can make in the health of our community, said Mary Brainerd, HealthPartners president and CEO.
Health benefits of jumping rope
Jumping rope for five to ten minutes a day can provide the same health benefits as 30 minutes of jogging, two sets of tennis singles or 18 holes of golf, according to the Jump Rope Institute. In addition, jumping helps improve reading skills, memory and mental alertness.
Jump Jam is a fun and simple way for kids to be active and provide health benefits that can last lifetime,said Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.
What: Jump Jam Double Dutch Final Challenge
When: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Oxford/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center
270 Lexington Pkwy North (corner of Marshall Ave.)
Saint Paul, MN
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