Auburn Kinesiology to hold free Move and Groove Family Fit Day

Auburn Kinesiology's Move and Groove Family Fit DayAUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University School of Kinesiology’s first Move and Groove Family Fit Day will offer games, wheelchair tennis and basketball, USA Team Handball demonstrations, group sport and exercise activities and sport technique analyses for optimization and injury prevention among other activities.

The free, public event, which features more than 20 activities focused on children’s health and fitness, will be held Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to noon in and around the kinesiology research facility on the Auburn University campus at 301 Wire Road next to the campus tennis courts.

“We are excited to offer this free family event to show our community how we can serve them through our programs in health and performance optimization,” said Mary Rudisill, director of the School of Kinesiology.

Auburn University mascot Aubie will make an appearance at the event, which also will include a scavenger hunt, kite-flying and face-painting.

With the opening of their new facility last fall, the School of Kinesiology has expanded not only their research capability, but also their outreach initiatives for children in particular. Rudisill said the Move and Groove Family Fit Day will allow them to showcase their programs and to encourage the community to take advantage of health and fitness opportunities offered by the school.

Proceeds from the event will go to support Auburn Day Care Centers Inc., which is celebrating 50 years of service to Auburn children and their families.

Parking is available in the coliseum lot. To learn more, go to the Facebook event page at

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