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Puppies Go for a Swim at HealthQuest for Charity
Posted: October 4, 2018 in Independents

HealthQuest PuppiesFLEMINGTON, N.J. - HealthQuest hosted a Pool “Pawty” at the club’s Swim Club on Saturday, September 30th in support of the charity, Puppies Behind Bars. Over fifty dogs of many different breeds enjoyed a swim in the pool and company of one another during this afternoon event. It’s the first time HealthQuest hosted an outdoor swim for dogs, and it marked a successful close to the Swim Club season. Each dog in attendance also went home with a special goodie bag generously donated by Barkley’s Gourmet Marketplace on Main Street in Flemington, NJ. Read More...

ClubCorp to Host Patriot Golf Day Tournament to Benefit Folds of Honor and George W. Bush Institute
Posted: October 2, 2018 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs – announced it will host the Patriot Golf Day tournament at 27 of their private country clubs across Texas to benefit Folds of Honor and the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative. The tournament, scheduled on October 28, 2018, will raise donations and awareness for military veterans and their families. Read More...

In-Shape Health Clubs To Raise $150,000 For Cancer Research
Posted: September 20, 2018 in Chains

In-ShapeSTOCKTON, CA - In-Shape Health Clubs, California’s top destination for fitness and recreation, announced its goal to raise $150,000 for cancer research in the month of October for its 4th annual Fight Cancer campaign. A small idea that started in 2015, #InShapeFightsCancer has evolved into a cause that its teams and communities actively rally around and is getting bigger every year. This year, In-Shape will try to increase the amount raised by 15%. Read More...

Club Pilates Partners With Miracles for Kids
Posted: July 5, 2018 in Suppliers

Club PilatesCOSTA MESA, CA - Formed under a shared vision that all children should be given the opportunity to live healthy and thriving lives, Club Pilates, the nation’s largest premium boutique Pilates franchise, announced its partnership with Miracles for Kids, a California-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of critically-ill children and their families in need. Throughout the month of July, Club Pilates studios across California are teaming up to make a difference and support the charity in a variety of ways. Read More...

Planet Fitness National Scholarship Awards $75,000 to 15 Boys & Girls Club Youth For Their Commitment to Kindness and Inclusion
Posted: June 27, 2018 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. - Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., announced it has awarded 15 youth from Boys & Girls Clubs across the country with $5,000 individual scholarships. Unlike most scholarships, which reward youth for academics or athletic abilities, these were awarded based on each teen’s inspiring efforts to create a kinder world for today’s youth as part of the company’s Judgement Free Generation philanthropic initiative, which aims to prevent bullying and promote kindness everywhere. Ceremonies honoring the scholarship recipients were held at local Boys & Girls Clubs. Read More...

CorePower Yoga Partners With Yoga Foster To Bring Yoga And Mindfulness To Kids Across The Country
Posted: June 18, 2018 in Chains

CorePower YogaDENVER, CO - CorePower Yoga announces a partnership with Yoga Foster, an organization dedicated to empowering educators with yoga and mindfulness resources to create healthier, happier classrooms. Through the partnership, CorePower Yoga will help raise money and awareness for Yoga Foster so that the organization can reach more educators and students nationwide with comprehensive yoga training programs. The initiative supports CorePower Yoga's mission of bringing the life-changing benefits of a yoga practice to as many people as possible. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Launches Strengthened By Heroes Campaign
Posted: May 29, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness announces the launch of the Strengthened by Heroes national campaign. Strengthened by Heroes demonstrates Crunch's gratitude by honoring those veterans and first responders who are everyday heroes. Through this initiative, Crunch hopes to make a difference in their communities by encouraging other veterans to join their team or to find support through fitness. Read More...

Get Kids Moving With PHIT America’s National Fundraising & Awareness Campaign
Posted: May 24, 2018 in Suppliers

Tennis Industry AssociationSILVER SPRING, MD – In its ongoing effort to educate and enlighten the U.S. about the dangers of physical inactivity, PHIT America, the charity and campaign created by tennis industry veteran Jim Baugh, is giving the American general public the chance to be a part of the solution with its first National Fundraising & Awareness Campaign. And, everyone in the tennis industry can help. Read More...

Equinox and Solstice Introduce The Northward Jacket; With Every Jacket Sold, One is Gifted to a Local Child in Need
Posted: May 2, 2018 in Chains

EquinoxLAWRENCE, KS - Equinox & Solstice announced the launch of the Northward Jacket, a responsibly sourced, windproof, water-resistant and breathable jacket that not only looks great but helps local disadvantaged youth. With every Northward Jacket purchased, Equinox and Solstice will gift the same jacket to a local kid in need. The Indiegogo campaign, which is being managed by the Launchpad Agency, has a funding goal of $30,000 USD and features limited Super Early Bird Specials of $119 as well as several other rewards for backers. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Partners with Tobacco Free Wichita and City of Wichita Parks & Recreation
Posted: April 22, 2018 in Chains

Genesis Health ClubsWICHITA, KS - Rodney Steven II, influential local entrepreneur and Owner/President of Genesis Health Clubs, announced “Play Healthy ICT” in partnership with Tobacco Free Wichita. The free event took place April 21st at OJ Watson Park, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The partnership with Genesis Health Clubs’ KidFit program, Wichita Parks & Recreation and Tobacco Free Wichita featured fun, active programming for all ages, including “Around the World – Sports of All Sorts,” free kids’ bikes and helmets (limited), yoga, healthy snacks, games, jump ropes, hula hoops, tobacco litter cleanup, special guests and more. Read More...

ClubSport, Renaissance ClubSport, and The Studio Fitness Clubs Launch Colin’s Crew Fundraising Effort to Support Children with Bleeding Disorders
Posted: April 17, 2018 in Chains

Leisure Sports HospitalityPLEASANTON, CA - Leisure Sports has announced that Colin’s Crew is the focus of its annual fundraising efforts. Each year, the company selects a local or national charitable organization to support and this year has chosen to support the National Hemophilia Foundation and Camp Hemotion through Colin’s Crew. The fundraiser will bring awareness and support to a rare condition that has hit close to home for the company and community: Hemophilia, a bleeding disorder that presently has no cure. Read More...

Wounded Warrior Reaches New Heights in Colorado Springs
Posted: April 12, 2018 in Suppliers

Wounded Warrior ProjectCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Indoor rock climbing is becoming a popular exercise among injured veterans due to the complexities of the enormous rock walls and the reward felt when reaching new heights, or even, peaking the top. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently gave warriors the opportunity to experience this empowering method of exercise in a group setting. A typical bouldering gym uses no ropes, and the walls are usually 10 to 14 feet tall, which can increase anxiety in anyone ready to attempt the wall. For wounded warriors, the increased anxiety affords an opportunity to incorporate stress-reducing techniques and peer support lessons learned through WWP programs and services. Read More...

Planet Fitness and HydroMassage Offer Free Massages During Tax Week
Posted: April 9, 2018 in Chains

Planet FitnessHAMPTON, N.H. and CLEARWATER, FL - Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States, invites everyone, whether a member of the Judgement Free Zone or not, to recover from tax season tension by treating themselves to a free HydroMassage at any of the more than 1,500 Planet Fitness locations nationwide. The limited-time offer is available from April 14 – 21. Read More...

Tempe School District Receives $180,000 Grant To Bring Healthy School Meals To Students
Posted: April 9, 2018 in Chains

Life Time FoundationTEMPE, AZ - Nearly 11,500 students in the Tempe Elementary School District will benefit from a recent $180,000 grant to help all students receive fresh, scratch-cooked, healthy meals at school by transforming school food operations in Tempe. The three-year grant, part of the School Food Support Initiative (SFSI), is funded by the Life Time Foundation and in partnership with the Chef Ann Foundation and Whole Kids Foundation. It will provide the Tempe Elementary School District with direct support from Chefs Ann Cooper and Beth Collins, as well as fellow school food service experts, to ensure all ingredients offered on Tempe's school menu are of the highest quality standards. Read More...

Cycle for Survival Raises A Record-Breaking $39 Million In 2018 For Rare Cancer Research
Posted: April 2, 2018 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, raised $39 million in 2018 through its signature indoor team cycling events, leading to a history-making year. A total of $180 million has been raised since Cycle for Survival began in 2007, with $150 million raised in the last five years. 100% of every dollar funds groundbreaking rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival. Expert instructors from Equinox, Cycle for Survival's founding partner, led high-energy rides at the inspirational annual events in 16 cities across the country. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Raises More Than $4 Million to Find a Cure for ALS; Boosts This Year’s Bash for Augie’s Quest to Over $6 Million Raised
Posted: March 26, 2018 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - For the second time in two years, Orangetheory Fitness, one of the world's fastest-growing fitness franchise brands, has raised record-breaking dollars to change the future for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In just three weeks, the company's 875 studios in the United States and Canada raised $4,010,818 for Augie's Quest, a foundation dedicated to finding a cure for ALS. The donation, presented in San Diego, Calif., on Friday, March 26, was the largest single-year donation in the foundation's 13-year history. Read More...

Technogym Connects More Than 150,000 People to Move for a Better World
Posted: March 19, 2018 in Suppliers

Technogym: The Wellness CompanyNEW YORK, N.Y. - Just one week since launch, there are already over 150,000 people globally taking part in TECHNOGYM's Let's Move for a Better World social campaign. The campaign leverages TECHNOGYM technology and connected equipment to motivate people to move more and more regularly. From March 12 - 31, the members of fitness and wellness clubs taking part in the campaign are joining their forces to donate their exercise and promote the Wellness lifestyle in their local towns or communities, challenging each other on the accumulated MOVES in their facilities. Read More...

St. Jude, Life Time To Host 3rd Annual Ride For A Reason Event At Life Time Destinations Nationwide On Saturday, March 3
Posted: February 23, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - As part of ongoing efforts by St. Jude and Life Time to help kids get healthy, more than 100 Life Time destinations across the country will host the third annual Ride for a Reason event on Saturday, March 3. The four-hour cycling relay will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Life Time Foundation. This year more than 7,000 participants and 1,200 teams are expected to participate with a fundraising goal of $1 million. Read More...

USTA Foundation Raises Record $9 Million in 2017
Posted: February 23, 2018 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation (USTAF), the national charitable arm of the USTA, announced it raised a record $9 million in 2017 through a variety of fundraising efforts. These funds will be used to support National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) programs nationwide through multiple initiatives and activities, including NJTL Excellence Teams, STEM and ACE curriculums, programming and capacity-building grants, and college scholarships. In 2017, hundreds of tennis and education programs and students were awarded more than $3.3 million in grants and scholarships. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Members Ready to Work Out for a Cause
Posted: February 12, 2018 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory members across the United States and Canada are aiming to raise over $2 million for Augie's Quest to cure ALS, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This comes just one year after Orangetheory more than doubled their 2017 fundraising goal, raising over $2.085 million in just two weeks. Funds from the 2018 campaign will help move a promising drug for ALS into human clinical trials. Read More...

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