Red Laces Program to Fight Childhood Obesity

Posted on January 2, 2007

Stride Rite and Saucony Announce Red Laces Program to Fight Childhood Obesity
Deadline: March 30, 2007

Saucony (<a href="http://www.saucony.com/">http://www.saucony.com/</a>), a subsidiary of the Stride Rite Corporation (<a href="http://www.striderite.com/">http://www.striderite.com/</a>), is committed to addressing the national epidemic of childhood obesity by cultivating a new wave of young runners. As part of this commitment, the company has partnered with Runner’s World magazine to launch the Saucony Run For Good Red Laces Program, which provides grants to communities and nonprofit organizations that support after-school running and physical fitness programs for kids.

All proposals must demonstrate that the grantee will conduct programs which increase participation in running in order to positively impact the lives of participants. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger, and applicant organizations must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

The selection of grant recipients will be based on the following: utilization of running participation for enhanced health and/or well-being in children; ability to serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs; and the ability to demonstrate support and inspiration in creating a program that exemplifies the Saucony Run For Good Program’s mission of inspiring the community of runners.

Visit the program’s Web site for program guidelines and application materials.

RFP Link: <a href="http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/10005545/sauconyrunforgood">http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/10005545/sauconyrunforgood</a>

For additional RFPs in Children and Youth, visit: <a href="http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_children.jhtml">http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_children.jhtml</a>


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