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Local schools play in "Be Tobacco Free/Kick Butts" awareness game

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Soccer teams from Nettleton and Valley View kicked off the 199th annual Kick Butts Day celebration on Tuesday.

The boys and girls team from each school partnered with NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation's Center for Healthy Children to host a "Be Tobacco free/Kick Butts" awareness game.

 On March 19, young people across the nation will celebrate Kick Butts Day. The event recognizes youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco.

 Jennifer Martinez, Wellness Programs Manager at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, said that youth learning from youth is affective.

"Youth teaching youth is very helpful," said Martinez. "They get more aware of the dangers when they hear it from their own peers"

A full list of Kick Butts Day Events can be found at www.kickbuttsday.org/map

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