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Local sports club tells teens to embrace their bodies

ClubSport Oregon is preparing for its fifth annual TeenEDGE for EveryBODY event — a one-night get together for local teens to raising awareness about teen eating disorders.

The event is designed for teens to have fun while creating awareness about eating disorders, ClubSport said in a news release.

The event is open to students age 11 to 18 on Saturday, April 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Eating disorders are often developed during adolescence, ClubSport said. About 95 percent of people who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 26.

“In the past, the norm has been to look the other way at gyms when excessive exercise and other warning signs begin to appear,” ClubSport said in its release. “ClubSport provides a unique opportunity to educate and recognize the behaviors that often contribute to eating disorders. Through positive reinforcement and not overemphasizing the importance of thinness and appearance, this night is designed to empower youth to be strong, confident and powerful.

Tickets are $20. All proceeds will go to The National Eating Disorders Association.

The evening of working out and playing games will include prizes, a DJ and games on ClubSport’s turf grass and track area, the Edge.

Teens may register at the club or call 503-968-4555 to sign up.

ClubSport Oregon is located at 18120 S.W. Lower Boones Ferry Road, in Durham, near Bridgeport Village.

Check it out

What: TeenEDGE for everyBODY

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16.

Where: ClubSport Oregon, 18120 SW Lower Boones Ferry Road

COST: $20

For more information call 503-789-5249