Mayor Turner attended Play Ball Summer Day with his “Fitness Czar” Samir Becic this past Saturday, May 18th. The championship was held by The Parks and Recreation Department of Houston headed by Director Steven Wright. The programs’ goal is to allow different age groups of kids to play baseball in a safe and fun environment.
The event kicked off with an introduction made by the department and a speech given by Mayor Turner. He had a great time with the kids, encouraging them and offering support before their big games.
Thanks, Chauncy, for the great story. I appreciate you highlighting my commitment to health and fitness. Since I announced the 50-for-50 program to improve our neighborhood parks Monday, 14 companies and other organizations have joined and the list grows. https://t.co/916jT60Utu— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) May 23, 2019
After the speech, the kids split into teams and started their separate games while the Mayor did an interview with very fit news reporter Chauncy Glover from ABC13.
Mayor Turner was proclaimed one of the Top 10 Fittest Mayors in America 2019. After his speech, he did a short workout routine composed of push-ups and squats. He clearly demonstrated that he deserves his spot on the list! His enthusiasm for making Houston one of the fittest cities in America is contagious- the mayor has even been rallying the business community to support Houston’s park infrastructure.
Through an initiative dubbed “50-for-50,” he is asking the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Parks Board, and the Parks Department to bring together 50 companies to form a city-wide coalition for neighborhood parks, primarily in communities that have been underserved. “You can’t create complete communities unless you create green space,” Turner said at the Annual State of the City Address. “All Houstonians should have access to great parks and this will touch every district in the city.”
Watch the clip on ABC13 here.
Training Mayor @SylvesterTurner and @abc13houston anchor @ChauncyOnTV for a special airing this week. I had a great time working with with one of the Top 10 Fittest Mayors in America and one of Houston’s fittest news anchor! pic.twitter.com/L8OYlxCmoR— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) May 21, 2019