Employees, students invited to free outdoor “Play Day” event Sept. 10

9/6/2013

MHealthyTo help kick off this year’s Active U Autumn, MHealthy is inviting all UM-Dearborn faculty, staff and students to its outdoor “Play Day” events, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the University Center Patio. This free event takes place during Welcome Week festivities and encourages the university community to find the fun in physical activity.

“There are so many ways to add activity into your life that are fun, physical and get your blood flowing and heart pumping,” said Craig Kotajarvi, MHealthy wellness coordinator.  “We know it’s hard to find the time to do things we love, much less something we might not really enjoy like exercise. This event is designed to help you find the joy in physical activity. Take a few minutes to get outside and talk with a health expert, sample some healthy snacks, and join in on the fun.”

All university faculty, staff and students are encouraged to come out to enjoy:

  • Healthy snacks and water stations (bring your own container and fill up!)
  • Games & fun activities
  • Inflatables
  • Information booths staffed by MHealthy experts
  • Giveaways
  • Supporting Food Gatherers by bringing a nonperishable food item to donate
  • And much more

Employees who attend the MHealthy Play Day event will receive an MHealthy baseball cap (quantities are limited).  Additionally, benefits-eligible employees can enter MHealthy’s November Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win one of six $500 American Express gift cards. To enter, employees must bring their U-M ID and get it swiped at the event.

The event also will have a registration station for Active U Autumn, MHeathy’s six-week physical activity challenge. All university faculty, staff, students, employee spouses/other qualified adults, and retirees can sign up for Active U Autumn Sept. 10 - Oct. 1. Track physical activity Oct. 1 – Nov. 11.

This event is in partnership with MHealthy, Sodexo, Student Activities Board, University Center and the Office for Student Engagement.

Sign up for Active U Autumn beginning Sept. 10 at www.mhealthy.umich.edu/autumn.

Learn more about the U-M Dearborn Play Day event at www.mhealthy.umich.edu/auaevents.

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