YMCA of Yuma holds Healthy Kids Day

YUMA, Ariz. – YMCA’s across the country celebrated Healthy Kids Day Saturday. The YMCA of Yuma was no exception, and roughly 300 people got in on the fun.

About 20 agencies from throughout the community helped out, including some horses from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office. Adults and kids alike participated in a number of activities such as tae kwon do lessons!

Organizers said the event is a way to promote fitness and good health among our youth. YMCA of Yuma has held healthy kids day for about 15 years.

The event was free to the public.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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