Children’s Fitness Fund

Description

In 1991, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners established the Children’s Fitness Fund to provide money for community endeavors that promote life-long fitness for children.  The programs funded by SAR focus on the development of healthy lifestyles for children, with emphasis on running related activities.  SAR seeks to fund programs that prepare children for a lifetime of individual exercise, regardless of physical condition or ability.  Each SAR race contributes approximately 10% of their profits to finance the Children’s Fitness Fund.

Proposal Requirements

Proposals must be submitted by August 1st, 2017 in order to be reviewed by the SAR board at the Annual Board Meeting in August.  We will reward grant recipients by mid-September. Historically, proposals have asked for $100-$1000.  Successful proposals should include the following elements:

  • A description of the scope of the project, including level of funding sought and description of organization
  • Line item budget of potential expenses
  • Description of beneficiaries
  • Materials required
  • Name and contact information for grant recipient
  • Proposals need not be more than 500 words

Submitting Proposals

  • Proposals can be submitted online by clicking here.
  • Proposals can be mailed to the following address:

Children’s Fitness Fund
Southern Arizona Roadrunners
PO Box 64215
Tucson, Az 85728-4215

Guidelines After Receiving Funds:

Approval and distribution of funds will occur by the mid September each year.  The funding is contingent upon all essential factors in the proposal remaining the same (i.e. activity, site, beneficiaries, duration, etc.).  SAR does not approve funding for administrative costs.  A thank you letter must be sent to SAR after the approved funds have been used to highlight the benefits brought to the recipients.  If the funding is used incorrectly, the program will not be able to submit proposals for future grant requests.

Questions?

Please email our Children’s Program Coordinator, Diane.

2016 Fund Recipients:

  • Borton Cross Country Team
  • Warren 5th grade fitness club
  • Myers Ganoung Elementary Cross Country
  • Desert Willow Mileage Club
  • Sewell Elementary Cross Country and Track & Field
  • Homer Davis Elementary - Running Club
  • Wheeler Elementary Track and Cross Country Program
  • Blenman Elementary School XC team
  • Fitness Funatics
  • TUSD XC meets/Lineweaver Elementary
  • Presidio Middle School Running Club
  • Team Hoyt Arizona

2015 Fund Recipients:

  • Cienega Highschool Cross Country Team
  • TUSD Elementary Cross Country Program
  • Lineweaver Elementary Cross Country Team
  • Presidio Running Club
  • Tucson J Youth Traithlon Team
  • Rich River Athletic Club
  • Max's Milers
  • Lulu Walker Fitness Funatics

2014 Fund Recipients:.

  • Flowing Wells Fit Feet
  • Copper Point School Mileage Club
  • TUSD Elementary Cross Country
  • John B. Wright Elementary Miler's Club
  • Catalina Cross Country
  • Safford K-8 PSPE
  • Desert Sonora Elementary: 
  • Blair Charity Group

2013 Fund Recipients:

  • Vesey Elementary Mileage Club
  • Friends of Saguaro National Park - Children’s Hiking Club
  • Gridley Middle School Cross Country Team
  • Sabino High School Cross Country Team
  • Girls on the Run - Canyon View Elementary
  • Angel Clinic for Children with Diabetes
  • Long Distance Lions & TUSD Elementary School Cross Country Program

2012 Fund Recipients:

  • Tucson Fire Department - Fired Up for Fitness Program
  • Special Olympics Arizona - Healthy Athletes Program
  • Walter Douglas Elementary School - Fit Kids Program
  • Tanque Verde Elementary School - Girls on the Run Program
  • Harelson Elementary School - Physical Education Program
  • Sunrise Drive Elementary School - Sunrise Steppers Program
  • Carden of Tucson - 100 Mile Club
  • Therapuetic Riding of Tucson
  • Estes Elementary School - Run Like a Girl Program
  • Borton Magnet School - Running Program
  • Girl Scout Troops 579 and 157 - Physical Fitness Program

2011 Fund Recipients:

  • Grow 2B Fit Foundation
  • Soleng Tom Elementary Running Program
  • Marana Running/Walking Club
  • Holaway Elementary
  • Cottonwood Elementary
  • Walter Douglas School
  • Project Fit4Life
  • Agua Caliente Elementary

2010 Fund Recipients:

  • Bloom Marathon Club
  • Lighthouse/City YMCA Itty Bitty Sports
  • Coyote Trail Milers Club (Coyote Trail Elementary)
  • Run Like a Girl
  • Hendricks Elementary
  • Girls on the Run of Tucson at TMC
  • Wright Elementary Milers Club

2009 Fund Recipients:

  • Accelerated Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Sahauro High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Team
  • Gridley Middle School Cross Country Team
  • Toto Thyme at Case Park
  • Lighthouse/City YMCA Itty Bitty Sports
  • AmericSchools Academy K-8 Charter School Walking Program
  • Valencia Middle School Cross Country Team

The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking.

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