Active Network charitable partner KIDS in the GAME is a nonprofit organization "focused on inspiring kids to thrive in life through sports." KIDS in the GAME accomplishes this goal by providing financial assistance to help children from low-income families get access to after-school sports programs and physical education programs in schools.
Every month we'll be checking in with the KIDS In The GAME blog to see what they're up to and what's new in the world of kids being active for a good cause.
Rugby and Recycling?
Teaching kids how to be active while also protecting the environment is a combo we can definitely get on board with here at ACTIVEkids. The Ready Set Recycle program is working with youth sports clubs like Oakland Warthogs Youth Rugby to help kids understand the importance of recycling and sustainability while promoting physical activity and teamwork. If it's not there already, you can bring the Ready Set Recycle program to your community, too.
Smash of the Titans Badminton Tournament Smashes Fundraising
How did two California high school students help raise $2,000 for KIDS In The GAME? Why, a charity badminton tournament, of course.
Triathlon in Your Own Backyard? Yes, Please!
"Triathlon in Your Own Neighborhood," is technically more accurate, but performing an entire triathlon in your own backyard would be quite an impressive (albeit monotonous) feat. Jeremy Spitzberg has been running the Scripps Ranch Memorial Day Triathlon out of his own home to raise money for the ACTIVEx Charity Challenge for the past five years, with $500 raised from the 2015 event.
RunJumpThrow Into a Healthier Tomorrow
USA Track and Field's RunJumpThrow program is now available to millions of kids across the country thanks in part to a recent alliance with Let's Move! Active Schools. RunJumpThrow events last two to three hours and teaches kids basic athletic skills such as (you guessed it!) running, jumping and throwing.