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F.I.T Kids

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F.I.T Kids

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F.I.T. stands for Family In Training, an exciting physical conditioning program for kids 6-18 and their families. F.I.T. is a joint effort between Jackie Joyner-Kersee youth development and Schnucks, and is part of a broader fitness and nutrition initiative known as Get Fit With Five.

Legendary track coach and training expert Bob Kersee will design and oversee the F.I.T. program, with assistance from phys ed instructors and coaches from area schools.

The immediate goal of F.I.T is to prepare boys and girls to participate successfully in the 4th Annual Schnucks/JJK Bridge Run, a competitive and fun run slated for Saturday, October 15, 2005.

Youth from the cities of St. Louis and East St. Louis, as well as others from around the metro area, will enjoy a host of benefits by becoming F.I.T. Kids, all at no cost to the children or their families 

  • FREE training sessions from late spring through early fall
  • FREE runner’s log to record progress
  • Complimentary registration for the Bridge Run
  • Commemorative long-sleeved Nike running shirt
  • Medallion (after completing run)
  • Trophies to top age-group finishers 

Although improved fitness is a worthy goal in and of itself, we believe F.I.T Kids will benefit in ways that go well beyond conditioning alone. After several weeks of focused training, participating boys and girls will have learned in a very concrete manner the importance of consistent effort, setting and maintaining a schedule, and proceeding systematically toward a long-term goal. 

Better still, those who stick with the program will be rewarded on race day with the satisfaction and self-esteem that comes from having seen their training plans through to the finish. 

Corporate sponsorship of F.I.T. Kids is very affordable at just $500 and up. For that amount, your organization makes it possible for ten children to take part in the program, as well as their participation in the Bridge Run.               

In addition, your employees have the chance to participate in the Bridge Run for just $10 each, or half off the regular race-day registration of $20. What a great way to promote fitness and team-building for your people! 

To become an individual or corporate sponsor of F.I.T. Kids, contact Ms. Yvette Brown today!


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”To provide youth, adults and families with the resources to improve their quality of life and to enhance communities worldwide, with special attention directed to East St. Louis, Illinois.”

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Why support JJKF? Because we care for kids.

Donations to JJKF help provide care to Many Kids who need strong family values and educational structure in there lives.  JJKF and its member organizations offer education and hands-on services that can improve quality of life for kids in need and their families. Your support is critical to make a difference in a child's life at our center.

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