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Baltimore kids learn about exercise and nutrition at WNBA clinic in Penn North

Baltimore kids learn about exercise and nutrition at WNBA clinic in Penn North

About a hundred Baltimore kids learned the importance of exercise and nutrition through basketball drills Tuesday morning at a fitness clinic hosted by the WNBA at the Penn North Kids Safe Zone.

The clinic, co-sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, took place on the new basketball court across from the Kids Safe Zone. The center was created as a safe space for kids in the community to play in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, and offers a free camp for 100 area children each summer.

Ericka Alston-Buck, founder of the Kids Safe Zone, said the basketball court was “almost unplayable” before the city Department of Recreations & Parks and Kaiser Permanente funded a $40,000...

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