Second annual Children’s Champions set for Saturday, May 16 at Stanford Stadium
Fit Kids, founded by Atherton resident Ashley Riley, and the Wender Weis Foundation for Children (WWFC) present the second annual Children’s Champions at Stanford Stadium on Saturday, May 16, enabling kids to create lasting memories while also learning how to make fitness fun.
“We are honored to be working with Fit Kids for a second year in a row and are thrilled to see the excitement around the community for this special family event,” explains Amy Wender-Hoch, WWFC’s Founder. “It’s rare for two nonprofits to join forces in this way for one event, and we are thrilled to work together to make a difference in the lives of at-risk children.”
“We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to help kids discover fun ways to lead healthy, active lifestyles,” adds Ashley. “By combining our resources, WWFC and Fit Kids will sponsor 200 at-risk children and their families to attend this fun-filled, memorable afternoon at Stanford Stadium.” She notes that many of the children are residents of east Menlo Park, as well as East Palo Alto.
Kids of all ages will have the exclusive opportunity to meet Stanford and pro athletes, take photos with team mascots, create their own trading cards, and gain rare access to Stanford Stadium. Activities include sports drills with the Stanford athletes, lawn games such as three-legged races and obstacle courses, arts & crafts, and much more.
Children’s Champions activities begin at 10:00 am with an hour-long VIP Reception including a special Q&A session with Bay Area professional athletes, exclusive sports drills led by Stanford athletes, early access for autographs and photos, special breakfast, Fit Kids activities, crafts and more. The main event follows immediately at 11:00 am, concluding at 1:00 pm.
WWFC is planning to leverage funding from Children’s Champions to underwrite a summer camp for homeless children in San Francisco, enabling them to have a fun and positive summer experience. WWFC will provide 100% of the funding support for the upcoming program, which Compass Family Services will coordinate. Fit Kids will use the funds raised at Children’s Champions to continue its programs that support fitness activities, nutrition tips, and healthy, active lifestyles for at-risk children.