NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey are getting a boost during the new school year, thanks to $15,000 in Triple Play grants from Amerigroup Foundation. Triple Play, sponsored by Amerigroup Foundation, is Boys & Girls Clubs of America's (BGCA) leading healthy lifestyles program, making a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of kids and teens during the critical after-school time at Boys & Girls Clubs around the country.
Amerigroup Foundation will be issuing the Triple Play grants to the following Clubs to encourage healthy eating and physical activities for Club members:
Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Newark - Ironbound Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic
Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark - Central Ward Unit
"At Amerigroup, we understand the important role that after-school programs play in improving the health and wellness of New Jersey kids and teens," said John Koehn, president of Amerigroup New Jersey. "As kids around the state are returning to classrooms, we are committed to helping the Boys & Girls Clubs to fill their open afternoons and weekends with activities that can build lifelong healthy habits." As Boys & Girls Clubs of America's proven health and wellness program, Triple Play is a game plan for the mind, body and soul. Supported by founding sponsor The Coca-Cola Company and co-sponsor, Amerigroup Foundation, the program's three components encourage Club members to eat healthier (mind), become more physically active (body) and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships (soul).