KaBoom! Art Exercise Project Installed on Ridge Avenue

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KANNAPOLIS N.C. – Volunteers from the City of Kannapolis, A.L Brown High School, Duke University/MURDOCK Study and Cabarrus Health Alliance recently painted the sidewalks with interactive art exercise stencils along South Ridge Avenue.

Part of the City’s Discover a Healthy Life initiative, children (and the young at heart) can follow the directions on the sidewalk art and march, tiptoe, step, jump, crab crawl and more.

The City of Kannapolis received a $10,000 grant from the KaBoom! Foundation to install this art and healthy living initiative designed to make walking more fun and interactive. The City of Kannapolis was one of the winners in the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million national competition that awarded innovative ideas to make play easy, available, and fun for kids and families in cities across the U.S. The Challenge is hosted by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids.

Additional art exercise stencils will be added on First Street and East C Street in the near future.

For more information or to get involved with the next painting project, contact Irene Sacks at isacks@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4326.