The Crimson & Gold brothers of Phi Sigma Chi Fraternity are back at it again. This time working together with Body Sculpt of New York, Inc at Boys & Girls High School in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY. We were asked to volunteer with hundreds of other community members to bring together their annual Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo.
In 2004, the organization created the Children’s Health & Fitness Expo (now called the Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo) to target the ongoing obesity problem plaguing our youth. The Expo is an annual event where thousands of school age children have an opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports activities, health tests, screenings, seminars and demonstrations,? all free of charge.
Body Sculpt of New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit, health and fitness organization, whose purpose is to educate parents and children about childhood obesity and offer healthy lifestyle alternatives, particularly in physical fitness and nutrition. They do so through special events such as the Annual Sports and Fitness Expo, and the Annual Walk-A-Thon for Children’s Health. The organization’s founder is Vincent Ferguson, a certified personal trainer and author. The organization has been in operation for 15 years and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) since March, 1989.
The organization consist of volunteers who generously donate their time traveling to local schools, churches and community centers to conduct a wide range of sports clinics and answer questions on fitness and nutrition. These role models not only continue to inspire today’s youth, but they also lay the groundwork for a better future , showing youngsters the importance of good general health, nutrition and fitness as lifetime goals.