Local Businesses Provide Scholarships to Summer Camp in SW Charlotte for Obese and Underprivileged Kids | CLT Blog

Local Businesses Provide Scholarships to Summer Camp in SW Charlotte for Obese and Underprivileged Kids

Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by

Fitness Professional in SW Charlotte Helping Provide Scholarships to Summer Fitness Camp for Kids

Charlotte, NC – June 3rd, 2010Hi I’m Julie Sawyer, Fitness Director at The Palisades Country Club. I’ve enjoyed running kids’ summer tennis camps for over 15 years.  I’m excited about my first kids’ summer fitness camp this summer, which will focus on helping kids stay active and having fun while working out.

In the past couple of years, the percentage of people investing in their fitness has decreased.  Many parents have been hit hard by the recession and aren’t able to put their kids in summer programs.  One reason that this is tragic is that North Carolina has the 5th highest youth obesity rate in the country.  Many kids are naturally not active enough, and a summer fitness-oriented camp is a great way to get them moving and teach them about a healthy lifestyle.

To break down this financial obstacle that is hindering kids from participating in fitness camp, I have started a scholarship program for kids in need, both financially and physically, to help kids take advantage of our Summer Fit Camps.   Several local businesses such as CrossFit Steele Creek in Ayrsley, Massage Envy at Rivergate, Total Fitness Warehouse, and Omega Sports at Rivergate will fund scholarships for Kids Fit Camp this summer.

Brian Strump, chiropractor and owner of CrossFit Steele Creek in Ayrsley said, “It’s very important to start these programs with the children.  They are very impressionable and eager to learn.  Educating them and their parents on proper exercise and nutrition will help to improve their lives and their families’ lives for years.”

I’m also excited about the Kids Fit Camp because I’m looking forward to showing many kids how fun fitness can be.  Through the scholarship program, we’ll be able to impact kids who wouldn’t otherwise have had this opportunity.

For more info on registering  for Kids Fit Camp, go to www.tuffgirlbootcamps.com/kidsfitcamp.html.  To inquire about scholarship opportunities for your child, call 803984-0714.  To contribute to the Kids Fit Camp scholarship fund, email [email protected].

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