For the third year in a row, Green Halloween raised funds in support of Treeswing, a Seattle-based nonprofit focused on preventing childhood obesity, as part of our not-for-profit initiative.
What does this mean, exactly?
It means that money raised above the cost of running Green Halloween (e.g. website and hosting, print materials, etc.) was donated as part of our vision to spread the “good.”
Why do we love Treeswing?
Here are just a few of their amazing programs:
Get Fit â€“ Get Smart!
Treeswingâ€™s flagship project “Get Fit – Get Smart!” is a research-based PE curriculum serving 46,000 students in grades K-12. Â Implemented in partnership with Seattle Public Schools, the curriculum incorporates health and nutrition concepts into PE classes and allows teachers to monitor their studentâ€™s fitness levels, wellness, and academic performance.
“JumpUp” is a partnership initiative between Treeswing and Seattle Childrenâ€™s Hospital to distribute jump ropes to 5,000 kindergarten students in Seattle Public Schools. Â The program is intended to get kids started early on the path to physical fitness and gives them a way to incorporate daily exercise at home.
Boardwalk 5K and Fitness Carnival
Treeswing sponsored the 4th Annual Boardwalk 5K Run and Fitness Carnival held at Husky Stadium on April 26th. Nearly 1000 runners turned out and another 300 kids and families participated in the free activity carnival held on the field (a 100% increase over the previous year.) The event raises money to support physical education programs in Seattle Public Schools.
Sammamish Splash â€“ â€œGet Out There and TRIâ€athlon
Treeswing was a lead partner in launching the Sammamish Splash, an event geared towards creating a positive, achievable triathlon experienceÂ for children and their families who want to give one a try. The Splash was held on August 23rd at Lake Sammamish State Park and included swimming, running and biking events for kids of all ages.Â The multi-sport event allowed kids to interact with others their age and helped them to develop a positive attitude about physical fitness. The Get Out There and TRI series is sponsored by Mary Meyer Life Fitness.
Treeswing relies on financial support from the community to help us improve the health of children in the Seattle area. If you or someone you know cares about childrenâ€™s wellness and would like to support Treeswing through sponsorships or contributions, please visit Treeswingâ€™s website at http://www.treeswing.org/understanding-the-problem to donate.