Sept. 18, 2013
Identical twin brothers Henry and Joe Ostaszewski who appeared on the most recent season of NBC’s `The Biggest Loser’ will be in Tallahassee this Saturday representing their Wear Your Soul Foundation with a free day of healthy activities. The brothers will be on Langford Green celebrating Youth Day before the Seminoles’ football game versus Bethune-Cookman.
Families are invited to bring their children to hang out with Henry, Joe and the rest of the Wear Your Soul Team while touring the Wear Your Soul Foundation Exploration Pavilion. They’ll experience healthy snack options and nutrition, learn about prominent Wear Your Soul Experiences like hiking, biking and kayaking and get a chance to sign-up for the cool and exclusive Wear Your Soul `Adventure Passport’ Digital App – available only to WYSPs (Wear Your Soul Participants). FSU’s College of Medicine will host scavenger hunts throughout the day – a fun, interactive way of teaching kids how getting outside, being active and making the right food choices positively affect the body.
“Coming back to Florida State University and inspiring other kids through Wear Your Soul Foundation programs is a dream come true for me,” said Henry. “I’m a single father. I know the challenges of raising my 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son. Helping them make healthy choices isn’t always easy. I’ve learned by setting the example, providing healthy foods in our home and introducing them to outdoor adventure sports has led to fun, quality time together and healthy, active kids! That’s what WYSF does for ALL kids! Go Noles! Wear Your Soul!”
In the most recent season of NBC’s `The Biggest Loser’ Joe competed on the show becoming a semi-finalist, losing 147 pounds. Henry, his older brother by seven minutes, lost 127 at home. The former Seminole defensive linemen regained their healthy, active lifestyles and have dedicated themselves to tackling childhood obesity through the Wear Your Soul Foundation, co-founded in 2009. Its purpose is to inspire children to believe in themselves, pursue their passions and live the lives they were born to live through outdoor activities and explorations.
Prior to Saturday’s Seminole football game kids will get to play rounds and rounds of Frisbee Golf and have the opportunity to climb a rock wall. Participants will challenge themselves on a 24-foot rock wall climb.
“It’s all about kids getting over some of their own challenges. If they’re shy, insecure or don’t think they can do something, we give them a chance to find themselves through alternative activities,” Joe explains. “It’s something they can be passionate about and find the confidence to keep going – to make it part of their lifestyle and feel good about themselves.”
For more information about WYSF, visit wearyoursoul.org.