The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena was one of just 20 Clubs across the country to test a pilot fitness program this month from Nestle and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For the Fitness Challenge, 96 of our members, ages 6 to 15, took to the field at Jackie Robinson Park to compete against each other in a series of events, including broad jump, 40-yard dash, jump rope, and push-ups. Our kids received certificates and medals for their participation along with plenty of water and a boxed lunch. This month’s event was the first of two fitness challenges that comprise the initiative, which is based on the idea that fitness events help improve attention span, reduce disciplinary problems, and elevate academic performance and physical well-being. Our second challenge will take place in early fall.