Mayor Meets with Coca-Cola to Launch Healthy Initiatives

Mayor Carlo DeMaria (center) with members Coca-Cola and Boys and Girls Club.

Mayor Carlo DeMaria (center) with members Coca-Cola and
Boys and Girls Club.

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to report that the City of Everett, in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club, has begun working with Coca- Cola to launch healthy initiatives for children in the community.

In an effort to promote healthier lifestyles, the Coca-Cola company funds and sponsors balanced living events to help communities plan for and launch innovative projects that are designed to provide young people ages 6 to 18 with a basic knowledge of nutrition, exercise, and teamwork.  These events are to help teach children in our communities how to make positive food choices, enjoy sustained physical activity, and develop a sense of self-reliance.

“A partnership with Coca- Cola will help our community find healthy solutions for our children and families,” states Mayor DeMaria, “It is important as leaders of a community to provide information and resources in order to help fight obesity and allow our children to live a healthy and safe lifestyle.”

With the help of outreach done by the Boys and Girls Club, the City intends to initiate this partnership by planning a collaborative Field Day Event to be held at the old Everett High School Field House.  Representatives from Coca-Cola, the City, and B&G Club are working together to schedule a date and finalize details for the event.

Other possible future projects with Coca-Cola include their “Take it to the Park” program, in which City neighborhood parks compete for a $25K renovation grant.

“We look forward to partnering with Coca-Cola,” added Mayor DeMaria, “and to any assistance they can provide for projects to help keep our kids active and involved.”

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