Carl Lewis & Hershey's Track & Field Games Celebrates 35 Years

by - 3/07/2012 05:01:00 PM

This week I headed to Hershey’s Chocolate Times Square Store to meet former Olympian Carl Lewis to celebrate the 35th year of the HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games, the largest youth activity program of its kind in North America.

Hersheys Carl Lewis

Note: Hershey invite me, as a member of the press, to cover this event. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

During the celebration was Carl Lewis spoke about how important it is that families get active and why he's partnered with the Hershey’s Chocolate brand.

Hersheys Carl Lewis
“I’m very excited to celebrate Hershey’s Track & Field Games’ 35th birthday,” said Lewis. “Hershey is one of the first companies to create a program that encourages youth and family activity, and I’ve been honored to be a part of it for so long. It’s inspiring to meet kids from across the country and see the effect the program has on their lives.”
Hersheys Carl Lewis

Carl also joined students from the Women's Sports Foundation's "GoGirlGo!" Program, to play some of the games birthday games like pin the tail on the donkey.

Hershey’s Track & Field Games encourages kids ages 9-14 to live balanced, active lifestyles by participating in community track and field games held across the country. The program has been around for more than three decades and encourages children and families to participate in fun physical activities to increase their overall well-being.

Hersheys Carl Lewis

This year, Hershey’s Track & Field Games wants to give a 35th birthday gift to all of its fans. Families can visit download a free RUN, JUMP, THROW Birthday Party Kit. The kits can turn any child’s birthday party or playtime into an active adventure. They include instructions on how to play fun, activity-based games like Capture the Birthday Hat, Jump Rope Boogie and Balloon Blast, encouraging the whole family to run, jump and throw together.

For more information on the Hershey’s Track & Field Games, visit

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