FLINT — The Crim Fitness Foundation received a grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities for $13,500 to provide motivational assemblies to area schools.
Providing the facilitation of physical activity opportunities has always been the foundation of the CrimFit Youth Program, a component of the Crim Fitness Foundation. The CrimFit Youth Program provides services to schools and communities that are specifically tailored to the site’s individual needs, free of cost. The focus is children ages 5-17.
“With this generous grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities, we will be able to promote our programs — which include physical activity, nutrition, and mindfulness — to more students throughout the area,” said Erin Lamb, Youth Program Director for the Crim Fitness Foundation.
Currently, the CrimFit Youth Program runs in 50 schools throughout Genesee, Lapeer, and Oakland Counties. The programs consist of a variety of physical activities that include using sports-based youth development to promote positive development in children.
The programs also incorporate nutrition and mindfulness to create a comprehensive approach to a health school environment.
With the grant funds, the Crim will update supplies and equipment used to get students motivated to be active and healthy.
This grant was driven and supported by local McDonald’s operators Marie and Kirk Heath, Willie Middlebrooks, Rob Spangler, and Sam Cox. The Crim Fitness Foundation partners with local McDonald’s restaurants annually to bring children’s programs to the community.
The Crim Fitness Foundation is a Flint-based non-profit organization that promotes participatory health and fitness activities for youth and adults and is devoted to cultivating fitness as a community and family value.
Details: Visit www.crim.org. — G.G.