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24 Hour Fitness and Good Sports Team Up for Charity

Photos courtesy of 24 Hour Fitness.

Photos courtesy of 24 Hour Fitness.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside, Calif., are $9,500 worth of sports equipment richer, thanks to 24 Hour Fitness and Good Sports.

The two organizations teamed up to donate more than 400 pieces of equipment to the Boys & Girls Clubs in Oceanside, including equipment for flag football and Wiffle ball, soccer balls, stopwatches, basketballs, volleyballs and jerseys. Personal trainers from 24 Hour Fitness helped teach kids child-friendly exercises after the donation presentation.

Good Sports is a national nonprofit that seeks to donate exercise equipment and apparel to at-risk youth around the country. The organization has donated almost $10 million of equipment to more than 1,000 programs since 2003.

“Our goal is to ensure all kids have the opportunity to engage in sports and fitness and are able to reap all the benefits that go along with those opportunities,” said Christy Keswick, the chief operating officer of Good Sports, in the release. “We are excited to partner with 24 Hour Fitness to make this donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside, as we believe it will give more kids a chance to participate and get in the game.”

The sports equipment donation is set to help 1,500 local at-risk kids who are a part of the local Boys and Girls Clubs. The Clubs have been a part of the Oceanside and greater San Diego communities since 1952, and seek to help children through fitness activities and academic programs. They are open every day after school and work to keep kids off the streets and out of trouble.

Oceanside’s grant coordinator for the Boys & Girls Clubs, Kristen Robinson, was thankful for the donations from 24 Hour Fitness and Good Sports that she hopes will better local children’s lives.

“Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside are so appreciative of the generosity of Good Sports and 24 Hour Fitness,” she said in the release. “We look forward to seeing increased involvement in our health and fitness programs with the implementation of such high-quality equipment. Our kids are so deserving of this amazing gift, and we are ecstatic to see their excitement.”

By Ashley Scoby

Rachel Zabonick-Chonko

Rachel Zabonick-Chonko is the editor-in-chief of Club Solutions Magazine. She can be reached at rachel@peakemedia.com.

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  1. Maria Bass November 6, 2013

    This collaboration is indeed so noble. I’m happy to know all this stuff. I’m pretty sure many kids would love this idea so much. Fitness and charity together means perfect. Thanks!


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