What kind of day is better for kids than when they get to play outside?
"Are you excited to get out there today?" said William Tong, state representative, D-147.
For 250 children at the boys and girls club, that rang true. They took part in sack races, tug-of-war, jumping jacks and even push ups.
"Not only is it fun when you go outside and run around, but it's healthy and it's going to help you do better in school," said Congressman Jim Himes, D-Conn.
The community fitness day was about promoting healthy lifestyles. With childhood obesity on the rise, a day running around can be the best medicine.
"Whenever you get a chance to be outside and do something fun, do it. Instead of playing the video game, let's get outside," said Anne Fountain, Stamford's director of health and social services.
"It's important to make exercise and proper nutrition part of our everyday life. Overcoming obesity will take all of us doing our part in moving towards a healthy future, moving forward together," said Mike Rizzon, Coca-Cola's Vice President of Sales and board member for the Boys and Girls Club in Stamford.
The CDC says in 2010, more than 1/3 of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. But healthy habits lower the risk.
"We believe that Coca Cola can play an important role in helping to fight obesity and it will take all of us coming together to address what is a growing and complex health challenge," said Rizzo.
Over 30 Coca Cola employees volunteered on the field, and the company co-sponsored the event.