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KRPA Announces $25,000 Grants and Partnership with National Fitness Campaign to Improve Quality of Life Across Kansas

05 Oct 2020 2:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Lawrence, KS (October 5th, 2020) – Today, the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) announces that $25,000 Grants are now available to five KRPA member organizations in 2020 to support them in joining the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) and expanding the campaign across Kansas. 

NFC delivers a comprehensive fitness and wellness ecosystem built around their highly acclaimed digital Fitness Court®. This award-winning initiative is now supporting more than one hundred and fifty cities across America. The program is poised to deliver important outdoor wellness infrastructure to help communities stay active across the state of Kansas, improving health outcomes and quality of life.

Fitness Courts® are becoming one of America’s most valuable park resources because they bring people outdoors to engage in functional fitness on the world’s best outdoor gym, featuring an exciting series of seven minute workouts. Community members enjoy the benefits of digital coaching on the free Fitness Court® App, which delivers regular content to keep fitness training fun for adults of all ages and fitness levels. NFC trains and certifies local ambassadors as part of the campaign, so local experts can build engagement and usage.

This state-wide grant program includes exclusive funding opportunities for KRPA members to join the campaign and launch the Fitness Court® and NFC initiative, continuing education regarding implementation of healthy infrastructure and pedestrian oriented planning principles, and a comprehensive suite of tools, fitness classes and programs designed to build a wellness culture in communities across Kansas. Grant funding represents an important share of the funding required to adopt and launch the program, with cities and local sponsors bringing remaining funds together to build NFC partnerships across the state.

Thirty remote program briefing slots have been made available between October 19th and November 6th on a first come, first serve basis to KRPA members interested in qualifying during the early application period for funding. Briefings must be attended by the Parks and Recreation Director of a member agency to qualify. Members can request a briefing by contacting Jamie Reed at jamie@krpa.org. Early Application Period Grant Applications are due on December 4th at 5pm PST, and awards will be announced December 14th. An Open Application period will follow if funding is still available in early 2021.



National Fitness Campaign (NFC) is a social enterprise – founded in San Francisco, California in 1979 – that offers grant funding, project management and master planning services to cities, schools and sponsors to build the world’s largest network of outdoor gyms. The Fitness Court® is a trademarked system created by NFC Founder, Mitch Menaged, that was designed to be the world’s best outdoor gym. NFC’s mission is to design healthy infrastructure for cities to improve the quality of life for people. Learn more about NFC at www.nationalfitnesscampaign.com.

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