The recently established Newton Wellness Coalition will hold its kickoff event in conjunction with the Newton boys varsity basketball game starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Newton High School.
Throughout the game, Coalition members will man wellness stations featuring physical exercises, healthy snacks and mental challenges. At halftime, all those attending are invited to go onto the court and participate in a group exercise activity. In addition, a number of community members will be exercising throughout the game. At the end of each quarter, the total number of calories burned by the group will be announced.
The Newton Wellness Coalition was recently organized by a diverse group of community members working to promote healthy living. The group's theme for the coming year is "Connect Your Pieces of Wellness" and is focusing on social wellness, fitness and nutrition.
You can learn more about the Coalition by attending Tuesday's event or by visiting its Facebook page.