Fit Kids for Life

Play ball! Send photos of your kids participating in sports and win

By Diane Hoffman
@diane5hoffman on Twitter

March lived up to it’s reputation this year and came roaring in like a lion. As we head into April, we’re getting ready for some milder weather, which is a perfect time to shake off the winter blues and head outside.

This month, we’re looking for photos of kids playing sports – any kind of sport – outside. Fit Kids 3So pull out those baseball bats, badminton racket, volleyball nets, basketballs, footballs and any other sports equipment you can think of and enter YOUR CHILD in the FREE Fit Kids Contest and his or her photo could be in the newspaper.

Send SPORTS PHOTOS to the email with the child’s name, age and town. Deadline for the current contest is Wednesday, April 19.

Contest winners get their photo published in their local Digital First Media newspaper, a Schuylkill Valley Sports gift card and a free T-shirt. Up to three kids can win the monthly contest.

The contest is absolutely free and winners are announced every four weeks. It’s easy for parents to enter their children. They just have to email a photo of their kid doing the specified activity to with the child’s name, age and town.
Only one submitted photo is allowed per child each monthly contest. Photos emailed without the necessary information won’t be included in the contest.

The deadline to submit photos is Wednesday, April 19. The contest winners will be announced Friday, April 21, on the Fit for Life Facebook page.

For every contest, there is a different activity such as biking, swimming and jumping rope. Parents who snap a photo of their child doing the monthly contest’s specific activity can then enter their photo. Parents can find out each activity theme by visiting the Fit for Life Facebook and the Fit for Life Twitter @MercFit4Life.

There can be up to three winners every month because the contest has three age divisions. The categories are 2 to 6 years old, 7 to 12 years old and 13 to 18 years old.

After photos are submitted, they will be put into a Facebook photo album on Wednesday where voters can LIKE their favorite kid fitness photo.

Voting for each contest starts at noon on Wednesday and ends noon on Friday. After winners are announced on Friday, the next activity theme will also be announced.

Fr a full list of the contest rules and guidelines visit the Rules and Guidelines Page or email Diane Hoffman at for questions.

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