Sports spon­sors for chil­dren

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL NEWS - By JO McKEN­ZIE-McLEAN

An Alexan­dra gym has started a sports fund for youth in the com­mu­nity to in­crease their in­volve­ment in sport.

Pulse Fit­ness Alexan­dra, is launch­ing its Pulse Fit­ness Sports Fund through a Cor­po­rate Tribe com­pe­ti­tion.

Owner Camille O’Con­nor said some of the funds raised in the event would go to­wards fi­nan­cially spon­sor­ing chil­dren within the com­mu­nity to help with their in­volve­ment in sport.

‘‘The idea came about through talk­ing with a num­ber of teach­ers from dif­fer­ent schools and dur­ing that I re­alised a lot of lo­cal chil­dren do not take part in sport be­cause their par­ents can’t af­ford the reg­is­tra­tion fees, equip­ment in­volved in the sport and trans­port costs. So we have de­cided to start a fund that schools can ap­ply to Pulse for fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to help out these chil­dren.’’

Businesses in­ter­ested in join­ing the event needed to put to­gether teams of three mem­bers for the six-week Tribe LIFE fit­ness chal­lenge, she said.

The chal­lenge would not only help lo­cal youth, but en­cour­aged staff team­work, im­prove in­di­vid­ual’s health and fit­ness and help build a sense of per­sonal achieve­ment.

To win the Cor­po­rate Tribe Chal­lenge in­di­vid­u­als would be tested at the start of the six weeks – start­ing June 16 – and then again at the end of the six weeks, O’Con­nor said.

The team that showed the great­est im­prove­ment in the fit­ness test, as well as re­sults in a team cor­po­rate chal­lenge that took place half way through the six-week pro­gramme would take the ti­tle, she said.

‘‘The fit­ness test will be a com­bi­na­tion of stamina, strength and core and you will work to­wards im­prov­ing all these as­pects.’’

Photo: JO McKEN­ZIE-McLEAN/FAIR­FAX NZ

Youth fit: Pulse Fit­ness Alexan­dra owner Camille O’Con­nor is launch­ing a sports fund for youth through a Cor­po­rate Tribe com­pe­ti­tion. What: Cor­po­rate Tribe Chal­lenge When: June 16-July 25 Where: Pulse Fit­ness, Alexan­dra Cost: $200 per per­son Con­tact: Camille O’Con­nor on 448 8149 or camille@puls­e­fit­ness .co.nz to reg­is­ter in­ter­est

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