First Tee – Silicon Valley and Fit Kids Collaborate

First Tee — Silicon Valley (FTSV) has partnered with Fit Kids since 2019, bringing Fit Kids exercise curriculum and equipment into FTSV’s warm up activities. Fit Kids mission is to provide structured physical activity programs for underserved children to build the foundation for a healthy, active life.

On February 4th, FTSV hosted the Fit Kids video team at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course. The team recorded videos of class exercises and interviews of coaches and participants that help tell the story of our partnership and collaboration. The video will be showcased at Fit Kids’ upcoming fundraiser at Sharon Heights Country Club on Wednesday, April 26th.

What we’re saying about the Fit Kids

“(Pun intended,) I think that Fit Kids’ curriculum and equipment are a perfect fit for FTSV’s class warm-ups,” says George Maxe, FTSV President & CEO. “FTSV’s core competency is character building and Fit Kids’ is physical activity programs making what we each do very complementary. What’s more, we both work hard to bring our programs to low-income kids. Together, we’re making a big difference.”

“Fit Kids curriculum and equipment elevates our warm up activities,” says Program Director, Chris Moreno-Hunt. “The activities and equipment help make exercising fun, but also help our coaches with games that break the ice and lead to an increase peer-to-peer communication and collaboration.”

First Tee – Silicon Valley was featured at the Fit Kids Celebration & Concert

” Nearly 200 Fit Kids supporters gathered for a beautiful night of music, fun, and fundraising/friendraising for our cause, April 26 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club.Two of the more emotional presentations came from Fit Kids Founder Ashley Hunter and long-time Board Member Andy Logan, who emphasized the mental health challenges faced by our nation’s youth and how physical activity can help prevent and cure mental health struggles.Programming also included two video presentations — one covering the accomplishments of Fit Kids over its 12 years of existence, and another highlighting the unique partnership between Fit Kids and First Tee of Silicon Valley. Then, First Tee executives George Maxe and Chris Moreno-Hunt spoke from the podium to explain how Fit Kids and First Tee together bring opportunity to underserved youth.The crowd also enjoyed the Dryvebox mobile golf simulator, where they got to match shots at a virtual Pebble Beach 7th hole with members of the Stanford University Men’s Golf Team. The evening capped off with a concert by Alex Jordan and waves of warmth and goodwill among our communities.Thanks to all who donated and attended!”
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