Gannon University, Our West Bayfront and Erie County Department of Health Partner to Host West BayFit

Posted: July 11, 2018

Gannon University, Our West Bayfront and the Erie County Department of Health are partnering to host West BayFit. This free program will include a range of fun, active and educational activities for all ages, and will be held 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday beginning July 11 through August 15 at Bayview Park, located at West Second and Cherry streets.

"West BayFit offers something for every age and it is a great way to enjoy one of the City's most beautiful parks," said Anna Frantz, Director of Our West Bayfront. "We hope that both residents and visitors to the area will enjoy these fun and free events in our community."

The program will feature a different sports clinic and games each week, including soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis and kickball, and will welcome representatives from local teams such as the Erie Commodores and Erie Bayhawks.

"West BayFit serves multiple purposes: to provide the necessary resources to encourage healthy lifestyles, as well as to grow in community with each other and foster pride for our park and our neighborhood," said Kaitlyn Falk, AmeriCorps*VISTA at Gannon University and West Bayfront resident.

West BayFit will also offer various children's activities with the expERIEnce Children's Museum and local churches, the Erie County Library's Bookmobile, yoga, health information, fresh produce and more. The West BayFit events are supported by an Erie Community Foundation grant.

"Creating opportunities to engage our families in outdoor recreation is a priority of West BayFit," said Laura Luther, Public Health Educator at the Erie County Department of Health. "Children in the community get to experience new and exciting ways to be healthy, which gives them a foundation for building healthier habits as they grow."

For a full schedule of events and more information on West BayFit, visit ourwestbayfront.org.