Outdoors = Active

Sequoia on trail 5th grade students at the Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School

On May 9th I w
ill be participating in the 2009 Human Race in Santa Cruz to benefit theEvery Child Outdoors Foundation
Every Child Outdoors is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is partnering with the Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School.  The mission of E.C.O is to provide outdoor science school tuition grants to schools in lower income communities.  We want to make it possible for EVERY child to spend time outdoors hiking, exploring and building connections with our natural world regardless of financial barriers.  To check out the Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School (my day job) click hereThe Every Child Outdoors website will be coming soon! 
Do you remember playing outside when you were a kid?  Freedom, running, exploring?  How much did that shape who you are?  How important were those experiences to shape you as an athlete today?  Many kids in our community never get the opportunity to explore safely outside.  By supporting Every Child Outdoors we are giving this opportunity to those that need it most.  
How will CrossFit Santa Cruz help?  
We are putting together a CrossFit Santa Cruz Championship Team to support E.C.O.  On race day we will REPRESENT CrossFit Santa Cruz with our T-Shirts and RUN for Every Child Outdoors.  The race is about 7 kilometers long, starts and ends at Natural Bridges and runs along Westcliff Drive.  BBQ and festivities after the race.  The 7K will be the WOD for the day.
Anyone can join the team.  The commitments include; participating in the race/event on May 9th and/or raising money and awareness for Every Child Outdoors (and CrossFit Santa Cruz).  Of course, even if you can't participate in the race, you can still help out by spreading the word and/or raising money!  The TOP TWO CFSC athletes who raise the MOST money will receive a FREE month membership to the gym.  There will be other prizes too.      
Other Details:
-To join the CFSC Championship Team CLICK HERE.  You will receive information on how to sign up.
-Pledge forms are available at the gym
-For more details or if you have questions email me at hmacdougall@santacruz.k12.ca.us
-If you can't join the Championship Team but would like to give something you can DONATE here (Click on "Sponsor Participant" and enter my name, Heather MacDougall).

Thank you to everyone who helps support our efforts to get every child outdoors!
-Heather Mac

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