Health Awareness and Prevention of Obesity Ride/Motorcade

Day 1 | 20-Nov-2016 | Tacarigua to Salybia Beach Resort

  • Discipline
  • Fun Ride
  • Promoter
  • Prevent Obesity and Promote Wellness in Youth Promote Youth Wellnes
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  • Summary
  • On Sunday 20th November 2016, Daniyelle Bennett will be hosting the 4th annual Youth Obesity and Health Awareness Bicycle Ride. She will be riding with her club Caribbean Cross Training and others, from St Mary's Children’s Home in Tacarigua to the Salybia Nature Beach Resort and Spa between the hours of 6:00 am to 11:00 am. Over the past year Daniyelle has been using the Triathlon sport (swimming, biking and running), karate, horseback riding along with healthy eating, to promote wellness and to  emphasize the importance of preventing obesity in children both in Trinidad and Tobago, Regionally and Internationally. The   sporting events that she has successfully participated in include:

    ● 2nd place in Kata & Kumite 12-13 age group, New York Open Traditional Karate Do
    Championships, held at Westchester Community College, Oct. 12, White Plains, NY,
    USA.
    ● 1st place winner – 11-12 age group, First Pilgrim Man Triathlon, September 27, 2014.
    Boston, MA, USA.
    ● 7th place – 12-13 age group, Maryland Minicow Triathlon Series, July 20, 2014, Columbia Maryland, USA.
    ● 1st place Winner in Kata & 2 nd place in Kumite, Black Belt category at the Goshindo
    28th Anniversary Championship, June 2014 Trinidad and Tobago.
    ● 2nd place – 12-13 age group, National Triathlon Championship, July, 2014, Trinidad and
    Tobago.
    ● Top 10 in Karate, Kumite & Kata – Las Vegas U.S. Open – March 2015
    ● 2nd place – School National Duathlon Trinidad – May 2015
    ● 1st place – Horseback Riding – Trinidad – Goodwin Heights – May 2015
    ● 2nd place School National Triathlon Trinidad July 2016

    At these events Daniyelle distributed health awareness brochures and spoke to sporting peers and supporters about wellness strategies for preventing obesity in youth. Of special note is the fact the venture has been hosted successfully three times before with increasing popularity. The Annual Youth Obesity and Health Awareness Bicycle Ride have received a significant amount of publicity and a supporting and from His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, SC President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

    This ride is being sponsored by her parents and will be covered by respective media groups. Along the course of the ride there will be focal points at the

    St Mary’s Children’s Home (6:00am – 6:30am),
    Arima Dial (7:30am – 8:00am) and
    Sangre Grande Market (9:00am – 9:30am)

    Daniyelle would be giving a talk to those present (preferably children and teens) in an effort to promote health and wellness. There will also be distribution of fruit, water and health information at these locations to the general public in attendance. A police escort will be in attendance from 6:30 am to 11:30 am. We are extending an invitation to cyclists and individuals who may be interested in driving alongside the riders to participate in a Ride/Motorcade. On completion of the official ride all are invited to a cool down at Salybia Beach Resort to enjoy the rest of the day. Enrolled riders costs for entry to the resort will be covered by this organization.

    We would like to ask for your assistance by providing experienced riders and/or others to drive along or be in attendance at the highlighted routes. The event is being coordinated by the Obesity Awareness Committee with the following contact numbers 495-4063, 375-4481 and 348-4305 or via email at preventobesityinyouth@gmail.com. You can also visit our Facebook page:  Promote Wellness and Prevent Obesity in Youths and our website page at www.preventobesityinyouth.simplesite.com.

    We look forward for your support with this initiative as it is anticipated this would be used as a campaign to promote healthy lifestyle practices in children and young adults.

    Thank you for your support.

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