The last dwindling days of summer have been nothing sort of beautiful. August has been gracing New Jersey with heat, sunshine, and fun. Here’s what you missed is weekend:
Friday, August 19th
Two very different artists came to entertain NJ on Friday night. Kristin Chenoweth performed at The Borgata Music Box in Atlantic City, NJ. She shared a post on Instagram after the show hyping up AC night 2. Black Sabbath rocked the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ. The Prince of Darkness (Ozzy Osborne) knows how to slay the show.
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Kenny Chesney was in the Garden State this weekend. Adorable Sam Hunt opened. 56,292 fans piled into MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ for the Spread the Love Tour. He shared a photo on Instagram of enthusiastic fans smiling, screaming, and waving the flag proud captioning it, #americankids. He described the audience as, “Magic.” We agree, Chesney.
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The Rio Olympic games closed with a bang for the USA. We finished with a total of 121 medals with China and Great Britain following behind with 70 and 67. 46 of the 121 medals were gold, 37 silver, and 38 bronze. The US athletes are truly number one. New Jersey’s women’s all around gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez (Old Bridge) shared a picture at the closing ceremony on Instagram with track and field Olympian Sydney McLaughlin (New Brunswick) with the caption, “Jerseyyyyyyyyy!” We are proud of you, girl! GO NJ!USA USA USA!
“We live in a culture that is very fixated on body image,” Davis states. She says that girls as young as five are starting to notice how they look compared to the girls they see on TV and in advertisements, causing them to “want to measure up in some way.”
Girls on The Run, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams, taps into who the girls are. It gives them the sense that they can do something that makes them feel strong and makes them feel good about themselves through athletics. “When they tap into that, it is a larger context for how they can tap into life and see themselves in the world,” Davis states.
To learn more about Girls on The Run New Jersey East, head over to their website.