Articles in the ‘Making A Difference’ Category


“Hour” kids need this much physical activity every day

March 22nd, 2015 | By Marjie No Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children and adolescents have 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day.  Aerobic (brisk walking, runninga) should make up the majority of…


Giving Kids a S.P.A.R.C.

December 20th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

Bishop Park wasn’t the only home turf of the championship Downtown Falcons 12U football team this season. On September 30, Athens’ sports performance training facility, S.P.A.R.C., welcomed these young athletes to an evening…


EFNEP Teaches Healthy Habits that Fit Your Budget

October 19th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

“I now cook better, shop better, and store my food the correct way. I even eat yogurt and cook with it!” This comment was from a participant of the Expanded Food and Nutrition…


The Music Behind the Marathon

December 12th, 2013 | By Gary No Comments

Most everyone has heard of the Athens Half Marathon.  Now in its fourth year, AthHalf, as it is known, has become a major sporting event that draws thousands of people to our community. …


Teaching The Importance Of Good Hygiene and Nutrition

November 4th, 2013 | By Gary No Comments

Getting kids to understand how they can live healthier lives can be difficult. We know that parents and teachers talk to them about nutrition, good hygiene, and getting enough physical activity, but sometimes…


1st Annual Glow & Go Aquathlon Honors Fred Birchmore

October 22nd, 2013 | By Gary No Comments

By Jessica Cooper, executive director, Mulherin Foundation More than 60 participants competed recently in the 1st Annual Fred Birchmore Glow & Go Aquathlon benefiting the Mulherin Foundation at Bishop Park. The event brought…


It’s not just about sports

January 4th, 2012 | By Marjie No Comments

When kids first join the program, they can be rough and they often use foul language. But after spending time with our volunteer coaches – in a positive and disciplined environment – they learn…