LADY AT THE BAT: Curtis Granderson To Be National Spokesman For "Let's Move" Campaign

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Curtis Granderson To Be National Spokesman For "Let's Move" Campaign

First Lady Michelle Obama today announced an initiative called "Let's Move." Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, the US Department of Agriculture and the Ad Council have all teamed up with her to try to end what is becoming an epidemic in this country: childhood obesity.

The initiative includes 30 TV and 30 radio public service announcements about childhood obesity, featuring one player each from each of the 30 Major League teams. Curtis Granderson will be the spokesman in the Yankees. He sounds pretty pumped about it:

"As a member of the Major League Baseball family, I hope that we can educate young people on a variety of topics to help them in their development and communicating the importance of physical fitness and that living a healthy lifestyle is critical. I'm proud and honored to be invited by the first lady to take part in this special event, and I pledge to do my part to continue stressing the importance of staying active to today's youth." [MLB.com]

This is such a good idea, this initiative. I hope it works. Click here to read more about it.

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