California State University, Dominguez Hills health science majors in the Health Science Student Alliance (HSSA) spent Super Bowl Sunday promoting fitness as fun to children in the South Bay.
Kaiser Permanente South Bay invited the student organization to participate in its annual Kids Corner as part of the 36th Annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10k/5k free Health and Fitness Expo. The 14 CSU Dominguez Hills students built a football-themed obstacle course that a couple hundred children ran through, as well as approximately 50 runners.
“I felt that the event went really well and we had a great turnout,” Johnny Garcia, HSSA secretary, said. “We represented our school and club wonderfully. I had an amazing time playing with the kids and was really surprised that some of the parents were willing to participate in the activities that we had. It made me feel really good seeing the parents and kids enjoying themselves and being able to put a smile on their faces.”
Angeline Lee, HSSA vice president, said volunteering at the expo and other events around the community help HSSA members gain hands-on experience in the health care industry.
“Our events are specially designed for leadership improvement, strategic management, and problem resolutions in the real world. We incorporate a mix of teamwork and independent thinking to encourage personal development for each individual,” she said. “At the same time, we’re giving back to the community.”
For more information about the Health Sciences Student Alliance, visit www.hssadh.org.
The HSSA student volunteers at the Redondo Beach 10k/5k Health & Fitness Expo were Paula Jara, Angela Orozco, Angeline Lee, Christine Saddik, Johnny Garcia, Jorge Perez, Christine Schurawel, Michele Benjamin, Jam Isaga, Mirian Zuniga, Farah Saleh, Nathan Grays, Jim Cantada, and Tony Chang.