Chelsea's mother Barbara Rittner (right) unveils the Academy logo, along with U.S. National Team soccer star Kristine Lilly, a member of the Sports Commission's Advisory Board and a Wilton native.
500 SUMMER CAMPERS ATTEND
1ST ANNUAL COHEN ACADEMY JAMBOREE
August 3, 2011-at Norwalk High School
The 1st annual Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy jamboree gave 500 summer camp kids from 4 different communities (Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk & Bridgeport) an opportunity for a special, two-hour day filled with fun activities, educational information and meet and greets with several local sports personalities.
Six different youth organizations had campers attend: Carver Center-Norwalk; Cardinal Shehan Center-Bridgeport; Greenwich Boys & Girls' Club; Stamford Boys & Girls' Club, Stamford YMCA and Yerwood Center-Stamford
Also The First Tee of Fairfield County, based in Bridgeport, brought their staff to supervise a golf activity.
Local businesses also had tables set up with information and handouts to educate kids and the counselors on healthy living and eating right:
-Shoprite Grade A-Norwalk/Stamford had it's certified nutritionist/dietician attend and gave out healthy snacks.
-Stamford Hospital had a representative from its Kids Fans fitness program.
-LA Fitness-Norwalk had a table and also their staff supervised a fitness station.
-Well Fit, a new Norwalk based fitness company run by Keith Peters, had a table and he helped with the activities.
-Studio M Dance & Fitness-Norwalk had its owner Emm Koteka-Wiki and her instructors led the finale of the entire group doing a zumba dance class
Donations from Pepperidge Farm of Norwalk and Linda & Vince McMahon made the event possible, and also added further financial support to the Academy's programs.
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