Apparently it’s so hard to get kids to turn off their Xbox 360s and get active that MultiCare has enlisted the enemy for help.
Tuesday is MultiCare’s annual “Do Something Healthy” night and the highlight will be an appearance by snowboarding phenom Shaun White.
Few Olympic athletes have made more money inspiring kids to play video games than White. According to Forbes Magazine, White made $8 million in 2009, much of that money coming from his snowboarding and skateboarding video games.
But White won’t be hawking video games Tuesday night. Instead, the 24-year-old is in town to inspire kids to be more active.
“I try to encourage kids to enjoy themselves: Work hard in school and fulfill your responsibilities, but also play hard,” White said in Healthy Living, MultiCare’s community newsletter. “Have fun, go outside and challenge yourself physically.”