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COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Sports are an excellent way to get active, especially for kids.

TheU.S. Tennis Association is launching a new initiative to get kids started at a young age.

They're hosting a series of tennis events across the country to mark National Childhood Obesity Awareness month,and that includes events here in the Twin Cities.

Olympic gold medalist, Summer Sanders, is encouraging kids to get involved, and joined KARE 11 Sunrise live from College Park, Georgia to talk more about the unique campaign.