The public is invited to attend The Fun and Fitness Outdoor Expo on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Lake Mayer in Savannah. The event, which will include a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Otis Johnson, will feature fitness challenges including a 5K walk/run, live music, food and children’s entertainment. The Expo will help raise funds for Community Health Mission, a local nonprofit organization that offers free medical services for 8,000 uninsured Chatham County residents who do not qualify for Medicare and Medicaid.
Participation in the 5K walk/run, which begins at 9 a.m., is $30 per person, $75 for a family of four and $195 for team for a team of 10. In addition to the 5K run/walk, other fitness challenges will include the 5th Savannah Strength and Endurance Challenge by Fitness By Reese at 10 a.m., as well as basketball tournaments pitting the Savannah College of Art and Design against the staff of Fitness By Reese, the Sawbones (doctors) against the Jawbones (lawyers) and the Savannah Fire Department against the Savannah-Chatham County Metropolitan Police Department. The basketball tournaments will be held at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. Mayor Johnson and Councilwoman Priscilla Thomas will mark the opening of the basketball tournaments with a ribbon cutting at noon and will attend the awards ceremony.
The Expo will feature live entertainment by Zan, 1 Sound, the Old Folkers and Roll On Rodney, along with storytelling with J’Miah Nabawi, who will unveil his new program Aerobic-Tales™, a Family Fun and Fitness initiative that uses the art of storytelling and "the universal language of children of all ages, play!". A children’s program featuring a puppet show and Nabawi’s storytelling will begin at 11 a.m., and there will be more storytelling later in the day. The live music will begin at 12:30 p.m. There will also be inflatable bouncers for children for $5 per child for all-day use and an array of food and beverages available.
The Fun and Fitness Outdoor Expo is sponsored by WSAV, N’Spire Marketing Group, Kindas Amusement Resource, Classic Party Rentals, Fitness by Reese, Dadd’s Productions, CONNECT and Sunbelt. For more information, please visit www.Savfun.com. For more information on Community Health Mission, please visit www.chmsavannah.org