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June 3, 2020

4/22/2020 2:12:00 PM
Move It 4 Jennings to help raise funds

The Jennings County Running Club has come up with a fitness challenge that will benefit local nonprofits.

Club members Anna and Jeff Walker explain that the club realized many local not-for-profits have had to cancel major fundraising events or shut down operations during COVID-19. As such, the club wanted to do something to help and came up with the idea of hosting a virtual fitness fundraiser for eight area not-for-profits over the next eight weeks.

The event is called Move It 4 Jennings! (#MI4JC).

Each week the club will feature one not-for-profit and people will have the opportunity to donate an amount of their choosing to that organization, perform a type of aerobic activity between Thursday and Saturday of that week, and post a post-activity selfie picture in our FB event group with their name, type and date of activity, and why they chose to donate. Aerobic activities include walking, running, hiking, swimming, virtual aerobic fitness classes/yoga, etc.
People can participate once, or all eight times if they would like, and all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate! Gift card prizes from local restaurants/businesses will be given each week in a drawing, and then all participants over the course of the eight weeks will be entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the event. Each week of participation will equal one entry, not to exceed 8 per person.

Donations will be collected in a pass-through fund at the Community Foundation through online giving or mailing a check to JCCF with the organization specified on the donation. At the end of the event, checks will be distributed to each of the organizations.

The event begins this week (Thursday-Saturday, the 23rd-25th) and will end the second week of June (Thursday-Saturday, the 11-13). You can find us on Facebook at Move It 4 Jennings!

"We would love to see our community come together to support our not-for-profits and enjoy some physical activity during these beautiful spring days.," says Anna.

As for now? Move It!

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