Move More and Move Better!
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:
Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
Conquest Health and Fitness Foundation
DART (Dewitt Area Running Team)
Friends of the Falling Waters Trail
Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails
Girls on the Run
Habitat for Humanity
Haslett HS Cross Country Team
Impression 5 Science Center
Lansing Promise Foundation
Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
Team Red White and Blue
Volunteers of America
Finally, we’d like to give thanks to all those who participated in our running and walking events. Your support and generosity is truly inspiring!
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 are interested in exploring the possibilities of working with the PFF, please contact us!
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 healthy lifestyle. The program is modeled after the successful Team Playmakers Couch to 5K program offered by Playmakers in Okemos.
The eight-week program includes two weekly one-hour sessions with certified Good Form Running and Walking coaches. Participants will receive a weekly e-newsletter with training and nutrition information. The 15 instructional sessions will lead up to an inclusive tri-county finale event and celebration at Hawk Island in Lansing on Sunday March 26, 2017.
The participating communities include Charlotte, Delta, Grand Ledge, Lansing, Meridian Township, Delhi, East Lansing and St. Johns.
Contact the PFF for more details about this fantastic program. Thank you Blue Cross!
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.
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 community by supporting the work of The Nature Conservancy.”
Playmakers is an award-winning footwear and apparel store which helps customers increase their fitness level. Besides the products we sell, Playmakers also promotes events and sponsors programs primarily for runners and walkers.