The U-District Foundation was established as way for us to give back to the Spokane community. Our goal is to encourage kids to live healthy lives and inspire them to dream great dreams! We offer free youth fitness camps, sports training scholarships for individuals and teams, and provide assistance to local schools’ physical education programs.
Fitness & Fun Camp
Our Fitness & Fun Camp was designed to teach kids healthy eating habits, cardiovascular & strengthening exercises, goal setting and teamwork, all while having a lot of FUN! The camp is run by our team of physical therapists, strength & conditioning coaches, personal trainers, ATCs, friends, and family. We send out scholarships to all the local community centers, boys & girls clubs, Morning Star Boys Ranch and Title 1 schools so that the kids are able to come totally free of charge. The goal of camp is to love & encourage kids so that they will link health & fitness with fun and success. Camps run Monday thru Thursday during spring, summer, and winter breaks.
CLICK HERE to see a video of our campers talking about their dreams!
We know the importance of physical activity and the role it plays in contributing to a healthy mind and spirit. Through the U-District Foundation, we are able to donate our certified strength & conditioning coaches’ time to local schools so that they can assist in their PE programs. Because of budgetary reasons, some schools in Spokane have cut their PE programs and we have been able to step in and make sure that kids are still getting out and playing.
After training hundreds of athletes in the Spokane area and seeing a wide range of athleticism and effort, we noticed that every athlete had one thing in common… they could afford it. We want to make sure that all motivated athletes who are hungry to better themselves have an opportunity to be coached by qualified trainers who really care about them. Our scholarship program has an application process that requires the athlete to reflect upon their goals and what they want to get out of their training. If they are selected, they have the opportunity to “pay it forward” by donating their time at our Fitness & Fun Camp and teaching other athletes the same skills they learned during their individual training.
The family Challenge is designed for children ages 8-14 who are obese or at risk for obesity related health conditions.
12 Week Program that Includes:
* Two one hour workout sessions per week
* At least one family member is required to participate in all sessions, all family members are welcome and encouraged to participate.
* Group and individual nutritional consultations
* Encouraging environment with positive results
* Continued mentorship available
There is a $50 fee per family that will be donated to the U*District Foundation Fund
The U-District Foundation Mentoring Program has been established now for 18 months. We have 11 matches meeting regularly. Our student’s horizons are being broadened with new experiences. Our mentors, students and parents report trusting, growing and fun relationships.
We are recruiting now for our third wave of mentors. The commitment level is very achievable for almost anyone. Just two outings per month for two hours each outing. Most of our mentors and students find this level of commitment easy and rewarding.
If you or someone you know is interested, contact Mike Sacco at 509-953-0138 or at MikeS@UdistrictPT.com.
SUMMER SERIES FUN RUN
Our annual fun run 5K series takes place three weekdays in July. Curt Kinghorn from Runner’s Soul brings a team of volunteers to help time and record runners times. David’s Pizza also comes and makes fresh pizza from his pizza truck for all of the racers. This race is free from kids and only $5 per race for adults.