Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Monkee Do - Fighting Childhood Obesity

Posted on/at 7:17 AM by Web Thing

You all know by now, that I'm a sucker for a good cause. Here's another one...

Monkee Do has a line of tee shirts featuring their signature monkey engaged in a number of different activities. ... get it? Monkee see, Monkee do.

Living in Las Vegas - which was just voted the US's fattest city for the second year in a row - the concept really hits home. A portion of the proceeds go to DMSE's Children's Fitness Foundation - supporting non profit programs who promote physical fitness in children.
I remember as a kid, being kicked out of the house in the morning - and playing baseball or football (or kickball, batball, etc) or just throwing a tennis ball against a wall for hours ... until it was time for dinner. Of course, we didn't have Xbox, the latest Playstation gizmo or 300 channels of television then either.

Lead by example - my 70 -something year old grandmother would have a catch with me when my grandfather was too busy (and she had quite an arm).

Kids want to get involved with what the parents are doing - and let's face it - the parents could benefit from more healthy lifestyles too.

Turn off. Go out. Play on.

.. oh yeah - and go get one of these shirts from MonkeeDo ... ONLY 12 Bucks!


Keith said...

I gotta admit, this is a clever shirt for a cool cause. Bummer that kids need to be encouraged to go outside and play, though.