On Saturday, Allegheny Commons in the North Side was filled with teens from throughout the Pittsburgh region, all gathered to do one thing – play ultimate frisbee. Councilman Bill Peduto stopped by the tournament to watch the nine teams from schools throughout the region compete, with the ultimate goal of raising money to give back to the community. The nrg Powered by Pittsburgh ultimate frisbee tournament raised a total of $1,000 that day, and over 100 local teenagers participated in the day’s activities. The money raised will go to Venture Outdoors Pittsburgh.
The Penn State Hershey Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion’s program nrg Power by Choice is a campaign that encourages teens to get active, with the goal of combating the growing problem of childhood obesity. It encourages teenagers to pay attention to healthy eating habits, and healthy physical activity habits.