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Boston to Host First-Ever Virtual Social Fitness Festival on National Fitness Day, May 2

Boston Social Fitness Festival Virtual

This information was sent to me to share with my readers.

Boston To Launch Free Online Wellness Studio With First-Ever Virtual Social Fitness Festival on National Fitness Day, May 2


Health & Wellness Classes Available Online at BostonSocialFitness.com

BOSTON (April 29, 2020) — Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the city’s 5th Annual Social Fitness Festival, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, will now take place online this Saturday, May 2, 2020, in celebration of National Fitness Day.

Originally scheduled for September 12, Boston’s annual celebration of wellness typically draws thousands of participants together for a full day of dance, spin, sweat, stretch and play. Instead this year, participants can register online at BostonSocialFitness.com for the first-ever virtual festival on May 2 including a dynamic series of free live at-home classes.

“Thanks to the incredible passion and energy of our local health and wellness studios and fitness instructors, we are not only Boston Strong, but we will come through this crisis even stronger,” said Mayor Walsh. “These small businesses help drive our economy, and now they are coming together to help us all stay fit and connected. Join us in keeping Boston moving!”

The virtual fitness hub at BostonSocialFitness.com will feature an ongoing weekly schedule of wellness sessions and content designed to keep Bostonians active and healthy, despite current COVID-19 related stay-at-home guidelines.

“Together, we are all doing our part to win this fight,” said Jeff Bellows, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. “Blue Cross is excited to continue to partner with Mayor Walsh and our entire fitness community in efforts to keep Boston safe and healthy during these challenging times.”

Fitness studios/instructors and wellness brands in the Greater Boston area that are interested in participating are invited to email sweat@bostonsocialfitness.com for more information.

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Free Digital Enrichment Kits for Librarians and Educators including Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering

Dungeons and Dragons Beyond

I was sent the following press release that I thought was super cool of Wizards of the Coast to do for schools and libraries. With more people trying to connect while home games like Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons help to bring more people together.

Wizards of the Coast Distributes Free Digital Enrichment Kits for Librarians and Educators
Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering Play Resources Available to 2,000 Community Organizers

RENTON, WA – April 24, 2020 – Wizards of the Coast today announced that the company will distribute 2,000 digital kits to schools and libraries in the U.S. and Canada to provide educators and librarians with resources to engage their communities with Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering virtual play while many are practicing social distancing.

Each kit will include a Legendary Bundle for D&D Beyond that unlocks access to all current rules and adventure content for D&D as well as a 15% discount on future D&D Beyond purchases and 30 Magic: The Gathering Arena digital codes, which can be redeemed for three Ikoria booster packs. The kits will also feature tips to help teachers and librarians engage their audiences in a virtual play environment.

Kits will be available upon request through the Wizards of the Coast customer service request portal to organizers over the age of 18 who are employed by or official volunteers at enrichment organizations, such as a schools, libraries, community centers, and scout troops, and represent the organization’s gaming programming.

D&D Beyond is a web tool and online repository for all officially published fifth edition D&D rules and adventures that provides players access to their characters and rules right at their fingertips. Magic: The Gathering Arena is the free-to-play digital version of Magic, and an exciting, feature-rich experience for anyone with a PC including tutorials to onboard players into the game and free starter decks.

“Right now, play, imagination and connection with the people you care about are more important than ever,” said Nathan Stewart, VP of the Dungeons & Dungeons Franchise. “With these resources, we want give back to communities and make it as easy as possible for as many people to roll with advantage during this difficult time.”

Dungeons & Dragons offers additional resources on the Stay at Home, Play at Home portal, including new, free content released on a daily basis at 5pm PT, as well as tips and tricks for families and children to master remote play. Even more content is available on the DM’s Guild, a PDF web store containing thousands of D&D adventures and supplements for all editions of D&D, and the home to all official organized play content for the D&D Adventurers League.

ABOUT WIZARDS OF THE COAST

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.