ROC selected as a finalist in national Win 4 Kids Contest
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, ONTARIO— CLUB ROC’S KIDS IN MOTION has been selected as a finalist in the GoodLife Kids Foundation’s national Win 4 Kids Contest. As part of the contest GoodLife Kids Foundation is giving away a total of $100,000 to programs across Canada that are helping kids get active.
ClubROC’s KIDS IN MOTION provides mentorship and opportunities in physical activity, recreation, social and skills development. Engaging in fun activities and exposing children to new experiences, Kids In Motion promotes self-esteem, supports goal setting, teamwork and leadership and promotes positive healthy choices. The program is hosted in Prince Edward County and is offered to all boys and girls, particularly benefitting those less advantaged or at risk. With new opportunities offered each week with consistent mentoring from caring adults, the participants have the potential to thrive and excel in life. The program is offered at no cost to participants and provides transportation to and from activities, ensuring every young person can attend regardless of their family’s financial or transportation barriers.
GoodLife Kids Foundation selected 10 finalists from the across Canada. All 10 finalists will receive grants but votes will determine the amount they will receive. There is one grand prize of $25,000, for the organization with the highest number of votes, along with three prizes of $12,000, three prizes of $8,000 and three prizes of $5,000.
"We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Goodlife Kids Foundation's WIN 4 Kids Contest. KIDS IN MOTION offers a physical activity session twice weekly at our clubROC facility, increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary living for all children grades 1-8 throughout the school year. Funds from Win 4 Kids will provide more physical activity field trips and unique opportunities for sport and fitness instruction to this group of vulnerable young people,” says Darlene Thompson, Executive Director, ROC.
The majority of the grant funds were generated through fundraising efforts by GoodLife Fitness staff, members, partners, friends and family at the national Spin4Kids Plus event— a one-day fitness fundraiser in support of GoodLife Kids Foundation. The finalists will receive their funding from Win 4 Kids at this year’s Spin4Kids Plus event taking place across the country on Saturday, March 5.
“At GoodLife Kids Foundation we strive to give every Canadian kid the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life,” says Lisa Burrows, Executive Director, GoodLife Kids Foundation. “Only nine per cent of 5-17 year olds in Canada get 60 minutes of heart pumping activity each day. We want to change the statistics, that’s why we work with communities and organizations – so we can achieve the common goal of getting kids up, moving and having fun.”
How to vote:
Canadians can vote by going to www.win4kids.com. Voting will take place from 11:59 a.m. EST on February 1 until 11:59 p.m. EST on March 4. Organizations are encouraged to recruit as many votes as possible as there is only one vote per person.
Voting begins February 1 and is open until 11:59 p.m. on March 4.
On Saturday March 5, 2016, all 10 finalists will be asked to attend a Spin4Kids Plus event in their community to learn how much of the $100,000 they’ll win through Win 4 Kids!
Help spread the word and support your local organization:
GoodLife Kids Foundation will be profiling all 10 organizations at www.win4kids.com.
In addition to voting, you can support your organization by spreading the word in your community: share the GoodLife Kids Foundation Facebook page, connect with @goodlifefkids on Twitter and join the conversation using the hash tag #Win4Kids.
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