Guys, just a massive thank you again for those who attended our July 29th workout at Trinity Bellwoods Park, led by drillmaster Satch and myself. We collected $50 from participants and matched them for a total donation of $100 for Right to Play.
We had a lot of competition that weekend, with Beerfest and Wayhome, among a million other things our lovely city has going on in the summer. So those of you who sacrificed an hour of your Saturday morning (and a few who busted through their hangovers!) we really appreciate it!
We chose Right to Play for July's charity workout because as we are setting out to emphasize the importance of activity and its connection to bettering our society, Right to Play's efforts showcase this very thing. Also, we have been choosing organizations that mean something to YOU, our participants and readers. Thank you for joining us on July 29th!
Here are some words about this organization, by this organization:
Right To Play protects, educates and empowers children through the power of play.
A global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty, Right To Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development that uses play in all of its forms – games, creative play, sport, free play – to engage children in programs that focus on making a positive impact in quality education, health and well-being, gender equality, child protection and building peaceful communities. Led by 70,000 trained local teachers and volunteer Coaches, Right To Play’s cost-effective, sustainable, and life-changing programs reach more than one million children worldwide each week.
In Canada, programming includes Youth To Youth (Y2Y), a Toronto-based peer-to-peer youth leadership program, and the Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program, which partners with more than 85 Indigenous communities and urban organizations across Canada to co-develop play-based youth programs and focusses on improved health, education, resiliency, and employability.
Stay tuned for information about our next charity sweat, scheduled for Aug26th.
Satch and I are welcoming feedback on desired times (weekday evening instead?) and charities that matter to you, for our future events. We are launching these fun, community-building and benefitting workouts indefinitely, and would LOVE to see you out at one!