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Mini Mermaids in the news: 2012


Communications 4 Good

As a new board member for Mini Mermaids Running Club, it’s a joy to watch 2-5 grade girls learn to love themselves, discover their power, and delight in running for the sheer fun of it.  This year, over 220 girls all over the larger Bay Area are starting to train for their first 5k race.  Their first day of working out was covered by the Santa Cruz Sentinel and showcased the dedication of volunteer coaches (9 out of 10 are teachers at the school), moms and founders Heidi Boynton and Meghan Tresham.  I’m honored to be helping them reach their goal of expanding this terrific program to girls across the state and — eventually — the country!






Running Club promotes physical fitness, self-esteem and healthy habits for elementary schoolgirls; multifaceted running club begins for a third year

LIVE OAK -- More than 70 girls gathered on the field at Del Mar Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon, giggling and practicing cartwheels, as the Mini Mermaids Running Club kicked off for a third year.

In November, the girls will join their fellow Mini Mermaids from throughout the area at the Mermaid Series 5K in San Francisco.

Before then though, they will go through a six-week curriculum that promotes self-esteem, physical fitness and healthy lifestyles, The organization serves dozens of students each year in second-grade to fifth-grade. This year there are 200 girls involved in the program, from Contra Costa County to Santa Cruz County. Locally, there are also programs at Live Oak Elementary School, Tierra Pacifica Charter School, Calabasas Elementary School and Landmark Elementary School. (more)



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