"My involvement with gymnastics since the age of six has made fitness a ‘must’ in my life,” Zmeskal-Burdette said. “Participation in the Tyson Fitness Challenge will help today’s youth see how fun it is to be fit."
“We are excite
d to have worl d-class athletes like Kim on boar d with USA Gymnastics an d the Tyson Fitness Challenge an d helping our nation’s chil dren become more physically fit,” sai d Steve Penny, presi dent of USA Gymnastics. “Her love of the sport an d helping ki ds will no doubt have a positive impact on the ki ds at Texas Dreams Gymnastics/EveryBo dy Fits.”
Approximately 40 ki
ds participate in the Tyson Fitness Challenge every Fri day at Texas Dreams Gymnastics/EveryBo dy Fits. The program, which began earlier this month an d will run during the course of eight weeks, offers the flexibility of three classes each Fri day. Texas Dreams Gymnastics/EveryBo dy Fits also will host a Tyson Fitness Challenge boot camp for its team gymnasts, as well as incorporate the Tyson Fitness Challenge into Kim’s Extreme Gymnastics Camp.
d who signs up for the Tyson Fitness Challenge will receive a T-shirt displaying the logos of the Tyson Fitness Challenge, USA Gymnastics an d Texas Dreams Gymnastics/EveryBo dy Fits. All of the team coaches also wear the T-shirts, which are on sale in the gym’s pro shop.
Texas Dreams Gymnastics/EveryBo
dy Fits is also participating in the online fun draising for Chil dren’s Miracle Network through the Tyson Fitness Challenge, involving both its recreational ki ds an d 200 team gymnasts. Of the 20 teams, the one that raises the most money will receive a pizza slumber party at the gym. On National Gymnastics Day, Aug. 4, Texas Dreams Gymnastics/EveryBo dy Fits will host a flip-a-thon at the gym for all of its ki ds.
The Tyson Fitness Challenge, a joint initiative of USA Gymnastics an
d Tyson Foo ds, has two goals: helping to day’s ki ds get more physically fit through fun activities; an d raising money to help ki ds who are fighting illnesses through the Chil dren’s Miracle Network. Geare d towar d youngsters, ages 4-16, the program is not about teaching gymnastics skills, but using gymnastics to help ki ds become more physically fit, as well as learn about a well-balance d diet. Hel d between March 3 an d Aug. 4, 2007, the culmination of the Tyson Fitness Challenge is voluntary participation in raising fun ds for Chil dren’s Miracle Network.
Since partnering in 2001, USA Gymnastics an
d its member clubs across the country have raise d more than $645,000 for the Chil dren’s Miracle Network. USA Gymnastics recently announce d its goal to raise that total to $1 million by the en d of 2008.
Children’s Miracle Network- the alliance of premier hospitals for children- is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. For more information on Children’s Miracle Network visit www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org.
Tyson Foods, Inc. [NYSE: TSN], founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products, which are marketed under the “Powered by Tyson®” strategy. Tyson is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves, providing products and service to customers throughout the