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PFF Helps Raise Over $90,000 for 2016 Charity Partners

Thursday, November 17, 2016
2016 marks another successful year of partnerships and fundraising for our deserving charity partners. Through events including our Brew Runs, Autumn Classic, Subway Summer Trail series, Playmakers Holiday Classic and the Capital City River Run, we’ve helped raise over $90,000 to support the work of local non-profit organizations. Before turning our attention to 2017, we’d like to acknowledge and thank our 2016 charity partners: ...

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'Tis The Season...For Partnerships

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
  It's that time of year when the Playmakers Fitness Foundation solidifies partnerships for 2017. We are very fortunate to team up with so many like minded companies to expand programming which meets our mission of helping the mid Michigan area Move More and Move Better! We have an exciting 2017 planned but there are a few programs that we're still looking for partners to help us provide opportunities for youth, seniors and adults. If you ...

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Blue Cross Blue Shield & PFF Partner Again for Winter Warm Up

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
                      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Playmakers Fitness Foundation are again joining forces in 2017 to offer communities the Blue Cross Winter Warm Up program. This free couch to 5K program is designed to motivate sedentary community members and families and give them a guided, structured opportunity to adopt a h...

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May is Good Form Month

Friday, April 15, 2016
May is National Good Form Month and you can celebrate where it all began....Playmakers! To spread the word of the benefits of Good Form, there will be additional in-store classes, clinics in the community, and a Good Form Fun Run. Good Form Running, Walking and Movement have had such a huge impact on so many people it truly is a reason to celebrate. For a more detailed look at the Good Form events scheduled in May, click here.

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The Nature Conservancy receives grant from Playmakers Fitness Foundation

Monday, July 13, 2015
The Playmakers Fitness Foundation (PFF) is pleased to announce it has donated a $1,500 grant to the Nature Conservancy of Michigan. These funds were made available by Patagonia, and will support and protect land and water in both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. Playmakers Fitness Foundation Executive Director Marcy Kinzer said, “The Playmakers Fitness Foundation is thankful Patagonia helps us ‘give back’ to our com...

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Subway signs on as title sponsor of Summer Trail Series

Sunday, March 1, 2015
The Subway Summer Trail Series is back and Subway has joined the FUN! Join Playmakers and Subway all summer long for three free fun runs/walks. Explore local parks and courses, Woldumar Nature Center, Falling Waters Trail and Haslett High School, and get out and stay healthy. Grab a friend and join the Subway Summer Trail Series Fun Run! Plus, complete all three Subway Summer Trail Series 5K's and you will receive an awesome gift from ...

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Kids Running Club Finale a Success

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Once again the PFF teamed up with Meridian Township to offer a Kids Running Club. This fall, participants in 3rd-6th grade learned Good Form Running and explored the trails around Nancy Moore Park in Okemos. The 10 session program culminated in the KRC 3k run where kids, parents, family and friends got to share in the joy of running. A special thanks goes out to Amanda Dean who lead the club and Carolina Urrea who was a fantastic help! &...

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PFF Benefits from the Glo-Run

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The national Glo-Run tour made its inaugural stop in Lansing on October 24th. 2200 runners enjoyed a great time on a cool fall night running in the dark at Hawk Island. Runners of all ages and abilities came with friends and family to experience the fun of running with glow sticks and glow glasses. As the designated charity partner of the Glo-Run, the PFF benefited from a monetary donation from the proceeds. In return the PFF helped out with o...

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Summer Kids Club Puts Their Best Foot Foward

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Over 100 kids, parents and families celebrated the end of a great summer program with a fun run/walk hosted by the PFF on August 21st at Edgewood elementary. Throughout the summer kids from K-5th grade were taught lessons from our Best Foot Forward program which is centered around developing healthy eating habits and active living with Good Form Running. Everyone was able to practice the lessons they learned on a beautiful night filled with gre...

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