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Dance for Health in Gwinnett

April 19, 2008 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Atlanta Vision News Release

DULUTH, GA - April 19, 2008 -Vision of Excellence and GoGirlGo! Atlanta are looking for girls, ages 8 to 11, to apply for their special summer dance program, "A New Vision For You". The purpose of "A New Vision For You" is to expose girls to exercise through dance, encourage healthy lifestyle choices, foster team building, promote positive self-esteem, and utilize the GoGirlGo! educational program to build their leadership skills. The 2008 summer program is proud to be in its third year and will serve girls in Gwinnett County who are overweight, in a single-parent household, or economically disadvantaged.

"A New Vision For You" will get a girl going in a positive direction that will reduce her risk of health related issues in the future and give her the foundation for an active lifestyle. Former program participants experienced increased results in strength, flexibility, self-esteem, endurance, and energy levels, while decreasing their body fat percentage and negative attitudes toward physical activity. Dance is an excellent form of physical activity that can be easily performed with a larger physique. Dancing regularly can increase metabolism, agility, and bone strength to become an important preventative measure against youth obesity.

WHAT: 2008 A NEW VISION FOR YOU Summer Dance Program for Girls

WHO: Girls ages 8 to 11

WHEN: Saturdays during the Summer Months of May - August ( 9 sessions )

May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28

July 12, July 19 August 2, August 9

Session 1: 8:30am - 12:30pm or Session 2: 12:45pm - 4:45pm

WHERE: LIFE TIME Fitness Sugarloaf

1823 North Brown Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 across from Discover Mills

COST: A $40 registration processing fee applies only if accepted into the program.

"A New Vision For You" is sponsored by GoGirlGo! Atlanta, the Women's Sports Foundation, the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, Vision of Excellence, and Atlanta Vision Community Partners.

HOW: For application, please visit www.visionofexcellence.org or call 770-482-7994

Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 13, 2008 and space is limited to 40 girls.

Note: OurSports Central no longer actively covers the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a professional league due in part to its inability to publish and play a schedule and the transitory nature of many of its teams. For information on professional minor leagues, please see OSC's basketball section.

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