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Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee Hosting Olympic Day Celebration 2012

Event to feature Olympian Constance Petracek, field and track events, relay races and more.

Nashville, TN, June 20, 2012 --( The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Nashville this week as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee hosts a day of track and field events, relay races, fun learning activities, food and much more in celebration of Olympic Day 2012.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee’s Olympic Day celebration will take place from 10am to 2:30pm on Friday, June 22, at the Thompson Lane Boys & Girls Club located at: 67 Thompson Lane, Nashville. Olympian Constance Petracek will kick off the event by sharing stories of her Olympic Games’ experience. Field events, races, activities and photo opportunities will follow Petracek’s presentation.

“We are excited to take part in and serve as host for an Olympic Day Celebration. The health and well-being of our Middle Tennessee children and teens is a top priority. Through Club programs and resources we emphasize the importance of physical activity, healthy nutrition and stress management throughout our Clubs, daily. This event allows our Club members to engage in several fun physical and learning activities, while giving them a sense of accomplishment,” said Julia Elrod, Community Relations Director for the organization. “Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee is proud to support the Olympic Movement and their mission of helping children lead healthy, active lives.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee Olympic Day Celebration is one of more than 700 events taking place nationwide between June 22 and July 1. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences. This year, the U.S. will almost double its 2011 Olympic Day event total.

Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee
For 109 years, serving as one of the original Boys & Girls Club organizations in the country, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee exist to provide boys and girls ages 5 to 18 with a safe, nurturing place to learn, grow and succeed. The Clubs, which have become a total life center for many at-risk youth, offer five nationally recognized programs - Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts & Sports & Recreation. Serving over 2,500 youth per year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee has five locations in Davidson and Williamson counties and are a proud part of the national Boys & Girls Clubs of America organization. Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency which offers services without discrimination of any kind.

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