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Shift in Plans: We’ve Got You Covered

March 17, 2020

What You Can Expect From Us 

Kids in the Game is here to help you navigate the extreme circumstances during the coronavirus pandemic. Let’s embrace what we have and explore how we can do more!

Due to the closure of NYC schools and new guidelines to help protect NYC and beyond, Kids in the Game programs are suspended until further notice. The health and well-being of our Kids in the Game families, schools, staff, kids, and community is our ultimate priority. Expert guidance from the CDC, World Health Organization, and other health experts should be your primary source of information. In the meantime, we want all of our KING community to know we are here for you if you need anything. We will continue to send updates as we have more information. Stay tuned, and stay safe! 

COVID-19 Updates

Official Resources

Best Practices for Health 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home, stay healthy. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with household cleaners or wipes.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Social

Stuck inside? We know the feeling. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for tips, games, and updates on how to get active and stay connected over the next few weeks! @kidsinthegameny

We will be going LIVE with some of your favorite Kids in the Game coaches to play games, have dance parties, make arts and crafts, and more. Let’s stick together, even when we are far apart!

Specific Content Requests 

In the coming weeks, we will be producing at home video content, ranging from workouts, arts & crafts, creative movement, games, and more that you can do from your living room! We know this is unchartered territory for everyone. We want to continue to keep our kids active and engaged. Feel free to reach out to info@kidsinthegame.com if you have any questions or specific content requests. We’re all in this together. Let’s get at it and get active!

Continue to Support Local Sports

In this daunting time, we humbly ask that you continue to support your local sports community. Continue to register for summer camp and upcoming sports programs – our coaches have exciting plans for the  future! Make donations if you are able. Call your local sports leaders and ask them how you can help. Engage in the conversation on social media. In the coming months and very near future, these community leaders are going to blaze our “come back” in communities all over the world, starting at home in NYC. Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to being together again!  

Additional Resources 

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the Coronavirus 

The Corona Virus and Youth Sports: the Aspen Institute 

20 Indoor Games to Help Kids Burn Energy 

Blog: USING THE SPORTS SHUTDOWN TO RECOVER THE JOY OF SPORTS

Sincerely, 

The Kids in the Game Staff