Play Streets Savannah

Play Streets is a national initiative offering a high-impact approach to encouraging and increasing physical activity, particularly in neighborhoods that lack sufficient open space for activity. Savannah is one of 10 cities selected for the 2013 program, and this past weekend was their first big event. The program closed Lincoln Street to traffic and hundreds of kids came out to play in the streets. There was dancing, music, hula hooping, dodge ball (a much friendlier version than I remember as a child!) and – the main event – Savannah set a Guinness Book World Record for the most people playing hopscotch simultaneously! (The previous record was set in London in 2011, with a total of 358. We heard Savannah had around 400!) Fletcher is immensely proud to hold a world record, and we all had a great time to boot.


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