Spin4Kids fitness fundraiser helps kids with autism, intellectual disabilities get active

Day-long Spin4Kids events are happening across Canada to raise money that will support physical activity programs for kids with intellectual disabilities and autism. GoodLife Fitness on Carp Road is participating in this Canada wide event on November 16. There will be spinning, group fitness classes and even powerlifting competitions. The goal is to raise $1 million to help kids with special needs get physically active as the nine provinces participating in Spin4Kids Day sweat their way to reach the goal.

Spin4Kids is an annual fitness fundraiser for the GoodLife Kids Foundation. The foundation distributes grants of up to $10,000 to registered charities across Canada that offer physical activity programs for children with intellectual disabilities and autism.

“For kids with special needs, the path to getting active isn’t always as simple as joining the local sports team or signing up for lessons around the corner,” said Lisa Burrows, Executive Director, GoodLife Kids Foundation. “They might need adapted equipment or additional support and supervision. We want to help remove some of those barriers preventing children from living active lives.”

Spin4Kids participants will ride indoor spin bikes or take part in group fitness classes and lifting competitions for an hour or more throughout the day. Spin4Kids events feature great music, special guests, silent auctions, prizes, decorations, and costumes. Participants do not have to be members of GoodLife Fitness, and registration is FREE.

Since 2012, Spin4Kids has raised more than $5.2 million. Funds have helped organizations across Canada offer adapted sports like sledge hockey, purchase modified exercise equipment, and provide one-on-one supervision to help kids with special needs feel comfortable and succeed.

To register for the November 16 Stittsville GoodLife Fitness Spin4Kids, this convenient link will take you there:  https://goodlifekids.akaraisin.com/ui/spin4kids/g/21727. If you wish to register for the Lift for Kids taking place on the same day at GoodLife Fitness on Carp Road, here is the link:  https://goodlifekids.akaraisin.com/ui/spin4kids/g/22015.

          

The path to getting active isn’t always as simple as joining the local sports team or signing up for lessons around the corner for children with special needs. Goodlife’s Grant Program provides up to $10,000 to support ongoing physical activity opportunities for children with special needs. Grants improve community access and help to remove some of the barriers preventing children from living active lives.

GoodLife Fitness Foundation is currently accepting applications until November 30 from organizations providing physical activity programs for children with intellectual disabilities and/or autism. To applyhttps://www.goodlifekids.com/the-grant-program.

More about GoodLife Kids Foundation

GoodLife Kids Foundation is a registered charity with a vision for kids with special needs to have equal opportunities to experience the joys and benefits of being active. To date, GoodLife Kids Foundation has impacted more than 254,000 Canadian children through physical activity opportunities. To learn more about GoodLife Kids Foundation, visit goodlifekids.com.

GoodLife Fitness covers 100% of GoodLife Kids Foundation’s administrative and operational expenses so that every dollar raised will make the biggest impact on the lives of Canadian kids.


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