Local children will receive passports to adventure Saturday when they
participate in the second annual Burbank Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids
At the end of the day’s events, individual passports and Character
Counts cards will be redeemable for “goodie bags” filled with water
bottles, bubble pens, exercise activity booklets, nutrition activity
workbooks and more, YMCA spokeswoman April Houle said.
Children will also receive two raffle tickets when they check in
at the free event. Prizes include four tickets for the Dodgers, Magic
Mountain and Starlight Bowl, Houle said.
One of the events is a treasure hunt, which will take the children
to Media City Center, Body Balance, Cartoon Network and police and
“There are four places ... because we focus on four character
values, which are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility,” Houle
At each of the four stops, youths will participate in a
The putting green at Body Balance represents the honesty
character, Houle said. Each hole will have a point value, and when
the children reach 15 points using the honor system, they will
receive a sticker for their Character Counts card.
The children will tour the YMCA building and stop at six places in
the facility. In each area, their passport will be stamped, Houle
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, one of the participating
community organizations, will have several activities, including a
chef to demonstrate healthy cooking, hospital spokesman Dan Boyle
The barbecue will feature hot dogs made of chicken and turkey, as
well as organic yogurt and tofu-based ice cream sandwiches.
Participants can park in the Media City Center parking lot, Houle