Professional athletes help Hawaii families get fit at 'Health Fest'

Professional athletes help Hawaii families get fit at 'Health Fest'
Michael Bennett kicked off this year's health fest for Hawaii families. (Image: Health Fest)
Michael Bennett kicked off this year's health fest for Hawaii families. (Image: Health Fest)

OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - NFL players are helping local youth get fit this weekend with a "Health Fest" for Hawaii families.

Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett kicked off the first day of the O.C.E.A.N. Health Fest on Saturday afternoon. This is the 5th annual event hosted by the Superbowl champion to help fight obesity.

Saturday's event was held inside Klum Gym at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Kids participated in several activities from simple cardio exercises, to high-tech body imaging scans. There were also health screenings, and keiki nutrition lessons.

San Francisco 49er and Punahou School football standout, DeForest Buckner, and Super Bowl Champion and University of Hawaii and Mililani High School star, Maa Tanuvasa are among those who will be there during the event.

"These kids here today are just having fun and learning all this new information, and it just keeps my foundation to create more programs for the children," Bennett said.

The health fest continues on Sunday with Gauntlet Football Camp at Kunuiakea Stadium on the Kamehameha School campus.

"To see those kids running around ... it inspires me to connect to my inner-child and be happy at all moments," Bennett said.

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