BY PAULINA TAM
Kids and their family members are invited to come kick it with professional soccer players from renowned soccer club New York Cosmos on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the New York Hall of Science and Rocket Park.
Establishing early healthy habits such as exercising and routine check-ups are important for children, said Camela Morrissey, chief marketing officer and vice president of public affairs and marketing for New York Hospital Queens.
Proceeds will be directed to the New York Hospital Queens Pediatric Asthma Center for programs designed to improve the lives of children who are affected by asthma in the Queens community.
“For children with asthma and their families, education is an important factor in managing the disease,” Morrissey said.
“Obesity is a known risk factor for asthma,” she added. “Helping overweight kids to lose weight could reduce their risk of asthma and other comorbid risk factors.”
Children will be able to learn about science and health while attending soccer clinics with the athletes. The clinics will start out with two soccer activities, one where kids will aim to kick their balls into different goals and a second, in which kids will navigate their balls through an obstacle course. The young participants will later play an actual game with the assistance of the Cosmos players in two different time slots: children ages 5 to 8 will play at 1 p.m. and for those ages 9 to 12 will play at 2 p.m.
There will also be balloon twisting, health booths and face painting. Refreshments will be served and attendees are qualified to win gifts, prizes and a special drawing.
The event starts at noon and ends at 4 p.m. General admission is $35 per person, which includes one drawing entry and $125 for a package of four tickets, including an entry per guest and a discount on a premium family membership at the Hall of Science.
For more information or to purchase tickets contact Alexis Terrizzi at 212-921-9070 ext. 16 or send an email to [email protected] The Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th St.