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Published on May 8th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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The Xtra Inch Announces 2017 First Choice Fit® Marcus Lattimore Football Camps

Community health fairs offered to campers and the public at no charge

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Xtra Inch, in partnership with the First Choice Medicaid health plan, will hold four First Choice Fit® Marcus Lattimore youth football camps in South Carolina for boys and girls ages 5-17. First Choice Fit camps also feature a community health fair offered to campers, their families, and the public at no charge. Registration for all camps cost $25 and is open at www.marcuslattimore.com. The first 25 First Choice members to register for each camp will receive full scholarships that cover all costs.

First Choice health plan members should call 1-843-569-4643 to pre-register. First Choice health plan membership will be verified and camp scholarships are limited to one per First Choice member, per year.

“First Choice Fit camps improve football skills in a positive and encouraging environment while also challenging youth to develop as individuals,” said Lattimore. “Good health, strong values, dignity, and respect are the keys to success on and off the field.”

Each camp runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Camp sign-in and health fair activities for camp participants begin at 8 a.m. Body composition (height, weight and waist), body mass index (BMI) and BMI percentile will be offered to all ages. Total body fat percentage will be available for ages 10 and older. Football drills begin at 9 a.m. Health fair screenings will be available to the public from 9 a.m. to noon. Closing remarks and lunch begin at 1:15 p.m.

Camp Schedule:

May 20 Spartanburg Spartanburg Day School 1701 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307

June 17 Myrtle Beach Carolina Forest High School 700 Gardner Lacy Rd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

June 24 Charleston Harmon Field 201 President St. Charleston, SC 29403

July 22 Columbia Heathwood Hall School 3000 S Beltline Blvd. Columbia, SC 29201

“Marcus’ commitment to serving young people across South Carolina is unwavering,” said Rebecca Engelman, market president at Select Health. “We appreciate his partnership in our shared mission to help people get care, stay well, and build healthy communities.”

Lattimore will also conduct a private fitness boot camp for Select Health employees, 1 to 4 p.m., April 29, at Harmon Field. Lattimore and his team of coaches will lead participants in wellness activities to promote overall health and physical fitness, including strength, agility, and speed.

For more information, visit www.marcuslattimore.com or follow Lattimore on Facebook (MarcusLattimoreOfficial), Twitter (@marcuslattimore) and Instagram (marcuslattimore_). Send camp questions to thextrainch@marcuslattimore.com.

About The Xtra-Inch
The Marcus Lattimore Foundation/DREAMS is committed to developing young athletes, both physically and mentally, through its partnership with The Xtra-Inch, LLC. Through this partnership, the foundation hosts sports camps powered by The Xtra-Inch to give the athletes an “Xperience” unlike any elsewhere in the country. This unique camp teaches youth discipline and life lessons through fundamentals and stations created on the principle of functional movement. Every coach within The Xtra-Inch organization has completed a rigorous national certification for training athletes. All of our campers are in great hands and each camp includes an athletic trainer through the foundation’s athletic trainer program. On-site EMS will also be present at each First Choice Fit camp to ensure camper safety.

About First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina
Select Health of South Carolina, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, contracts with South Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services to offer First Choice, the state’s oldest and largest Medicaid managed care health plan, in all 46 counties statewide. First Choice by Select Health is the top-rated Medicaid health plan in South Carolina, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016-2017, and has been since 2010. First Choice is the first health plan in South Carolina to earn NCQA’s Multicultural Health Care Distinction, an honor it has achieved three times since 2011. For more information about First Choice by Select Health, visit www.selecthealthofsc.com.

Select Health also offers the First Choice VIP Care Plus Medicare-Medicaid Plan in 39 South Carolina counties. For more information about First Choice VIP Care Plus, visit www.firstchoicevipcareplus.com.

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