Students in Project Fit are encouraged to participate in local kid's fun runs at area races. Through Project Fit funds, 100 race entry fees for Title I students wanting to run in the Sacramento Zoo Zoom have been covered each year since 2011.
FLEET FEET SPORTS SACRAMENTO - PROJECT FIT
A NON-PROFIT YOUTH FITNESS INITATIVE
Fleet Feet Sports Sacramento has supported several local elementary schools with free after-school running programs for years. In 2010, Fleet Feet Sacramento launched Project Fit - a free after school running platform that encourages youth fitness for any interested Sacramento elementary school. They provide training workouts, coaching to parent volunteers who lead the program, and t-shirts for each student. Additional support is dedicated to Title I, 100% low income schools, who need coaching assistance. As of spring 2015, there are more than 15 schools using the Project Fit program with more than 1,500 children participating.
PROJECT FIT RECEIVES $1,000 MORE IN GRANTS
Fleet Feet, Incorporated, (www.fleetfeetsports.com) the nation’s leading franchisor of running specialty stores, awarded a $1,000 grant to Fleet Feet Sports Sacramento at its 2015 annual national conference for their continued commitment to the ongoing Project Fit program. This grant, called a FITlanthropy Grant, was established to help fund the important work Fleet Feet Sports stores do to support needs in their local communities. They also provide an opportunity to showcase Fleet Feet's deep appreciation for its vendor partners and their ongoing support of the Fleet Feet Sports brand.
According to Fleet Feet, Incorporated President and CEO, Jeff Phillips, "We are extremely proud of the time and effort our store owners put into supporting health and wellness initiatives in their communities. These grants allow us to thank our vendor partners and support our stores' goals at the same time. It's a perfect match."
For the third year, Fleet Feet Sports Sacramento was awarded a grant for Project Fit, a free after school running program for elementary school aged children. Project Fit provides additional financial support to schools in low socio-economic communities through coaching stipends and race fees as well. Since its inception in 2002, Project Fit has served more than 10,000 students in four states. This year's grant was awarded by Nathan Sports.