Utah youth invited to Olympic Let's Move event Saturday
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Utah children and teens are invited to get active in the Olympic spirit this Saturday at an event at The Gateway in Salt Lake City.

At 10 a.m., the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum will host activities at the Olympic Plaza from parachute drops to an obstacle course. A magic show takes place at 11 a.m.

The goal is to get kids moving as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign.

She leads the U.S. delegation to the 2012 Olympics. Competition begins Saturday, so she is encouraging Americans to be active that day.

Hundreds of Olympic Fun Day Meetup events are being held across the country Saturday. The goal of "Let's Move" is to make the next generation healthier through better nutrition, more activity and a decrease in childhood obesity.

Kids at The Gateway event will receive a movie poster from "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" and a chance to win film passes.

Julia Lyon —

Want to go?

The event begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at The Gateway