Life Time Foundation Announces Commitment to Youth Movement with new “Get Kids Moving!” National Initiative
November 18, 2021
Life Time, Inc. commits $500,000 dollar-for-dollar Giving Tuesday match on Nov. 30; New fundraising opportunities for athletes
CHANHASSEN, Minn., Nov. 18, 2021 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Life Time Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable arm of Life Time (NYSE: LTH) today announced a massive commitment to improving children’s health with the launch of Get Kids Moving! The new youth movement focus will fund initiatives of schools and community organizations nationwide to create a future in which kids from all backgrounds can find their passion for lifelong physical activity.
To celebrate Get Kids Moving! and build the Foundation’s fund for Youth Movement, Life Time, Inc. has committed a dollar-for-dollar match for up to $500,000 of contributions raised through the Foundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign happening through November 30. Details on giving can be found here.
“Simply put, the statistics are staggering, and today’s youth are not getting enough exercise. Our Life Time Foundation is committed to changing this through Get Kids Moving!, and we know we can make a positive impact.” said Kimo Seymour, President of Events and Media at Life Time and Executive Director of the Life Time Foundation. “This new focus is an incredibly important—and needed—complement to our work in bettering children’s health by serving the most nourishing food possible in schools. These kids are our future, and we must make sure they’re developing lifelong, healthy values.”
The focus on youth movement is an addition to the Foundation’s 15-year commitment to improving children’s health by improving school food. To date, the Foundation has impacted more than 1.7 million students at 3,634 schools through 35 public school district partnerships. Through this grant, the Foundation will fund projects of school districts, school sites, and local non-profit organizations across the country that make safe, fun, enriching physical activity accessible for to all kids and support them, especially those from historically underserved communities, in developing healthy lifelong habits of physical activity.
To engage those wanting to support the work of the Life Time Foundation, a first-ever Life Time Foundation Team has launched, with applications now available to join the team for six of Life Time’s biggest athletic events. Those who commit to fundraising between $1,500 and $3,000 while training for and participating in a Life Time athletic event will have the reward of bypassing the registration lottery, receiving guaranteed entry, and wearing a Life Time Foundation branded cycle kit or running apparel during their event(s). The six events for 2022 are:
- UNBOUND Gravel 200-mile race, June 4
- The Lutsen 99er race, June 24
- The New York City Triathlon international distance, July 24
- The Leadville Trail 100-mile MTB race, Aug. 13
- The Leadville Trail 100-mile Run race, Aug. 20
- Big Sugar Gravel 100-mile race, October 22
Seymour continued, “Life Time’s cycle and triathlon events are the nation’s most epic, iconic, bucket-list worthy races, making this one of the most unique fundraising opportunities available. Members of the Life Time Foundation Team won’t just be competing for themselves but will be supporting life-changing programs that will inspire a future generation of athletes.”
To learn more about the Life Time Foundation’s work in nutrition and the new Get Kids Moving! program, or to apply to become a charity athlete, visit www.ltfoundation.org. For more information about becoming a school partner email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Life Time Foundation®
As a public charity created by Life Time (NYSE: LTH), the Life Time Foundation is committed to helping children grow up strong, smart and loved. We believe that for children to reach their full potential, they must have access to nourishing meals. We partner with schools to eliminate foods containing highly processed and artificial foods in favor of wholesome, real food alternatives. As of Fall 2021, the Life Time Foundation has benefitted more than 1.7 million students at 3,634 schools through 35 public school district partnerships. 100% of every dollar donated to the Life Time Foundation directly supports its mission because all administrative costs are contributed by Life Time, Inc. For more information, visit www.ltfoundation.org.
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