The InSports Foundation is excited to announce it's participation in Giving Hearts Day Thursday, February 11th, 2016. We are extremely thrilled be a part of Fargo/Moorhead's biggest day of giving to support the community and help those in need. Learn what Giving Hearts Day is all about and see how InSports plans to help kids get in the game!
What is giving hearts day?
Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour online charity event for non-profits to raise money towards their mission. It is a gateway for people to connect to causes they are passionate about doing good work for in the Fargo/Moorhead area.
Save the Date
On Thursday, February 11th our online page will be open for your charitable donations. In 2015 there were over 30,500 donations giving to 287 charities. The $6.96 million raised is now at work improving health, stocking pantry shelves for the hungry, providing shelter for the homeless, providing mentors for at-risk kids and, in countless other ways, making life richer for everyone in our region.
Life-Long Impact For Underprivileged Kids
InSports will be using the donations made on Giving Hearts Day towards the Zach Kraft Scholarship. Kraft was a hockey player in the Fargo/Moorhead area who was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme — an aggressive stage 4 brain cancer, in February 2014. Through this scholarship, Zach will inspire many kids to continue playing the game he was so passionate about. Hockey equipment alone can cost more than $500 a season, making it less affordable for underprivileged families. InSports will sponsor and mentor kids, making a long-life impact for their future. Helping kids participate in sports is what we are all about! Join us in our journey as we continue to impact kids in our community!
Bridget is our current Programs Chair and Board Member - also known as Innovatives own fashionista! She has been with the team for over a year now and has impacted many kids so far with no plans on stopping anytime soon. Growing up she was always passionate about sports and played on many teams, during her college years she was on the Concordia College Womens Baseketball team and continues to stay active every day!
What does InSports mean to you?
It means providing kids the opportunity to play sports. I learned so many life long lessons throughout my athletic career and I want to give kids a chance to get in the game!
What sports did you play Growing up?
I started playing sports when I could walk! I played volleyball, basketball, softball and dance.
What has been your favorite InSports memory?
There are so many, but I would have to say our Minnesota United FC InSports Day where we provided around 100 kids with the opportunity to play soccer and learn skills from a former professional player!
What do you like doing on your free time?
I love being active, traveling and hanging out with family and friends.
How do you stay active?
I incorporate fitness into my daily routine. I love training clients on the side and teaching company wellness.
If you had 1,000,000 dollars to give away, how would you do it?
I would give it to InSports!
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would travel to South America. I love the Hispanic culture and I absolutely love the ocean.
What makes you laugh?
It's not hard to make me laugh!
Who is your favorite professional sports team?
Name one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you.
I am a total band nerd!
If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only bring three items, what would they be?
Water bottle, Music and a Ball
In August, hundreds of football players laced up their cleats, put on their helmets and stepped foot on the field for pre-season. Winning the conference and playing in the state tournament was at the forefront for many determined athletes.
But there is more to football than just a winning record, state titles and stellar uniforms. It’s about being a dedicated team that works hard. Its about getting involved in the community. Its about molding athletes into successful individuals. Throughout the football season The InSports Foundation, Innovative and the Minnesota Vikings were searching for that unique Minnesota football program, and we found them! We had numerous applicants with incredible stories highlighting community involvement, teamwork and extreme dedication to the game of football, and all were deserving.
We are extremely excited to announce Caledonia Football Program as the Minnesota Football Program of the Year and the winner of the “In the Game Award for 2015.” They will be granted $10,000 with a portion of the funds going to a youth sports program to support the InSports Foundation’s mission of helping kids get in the game. Stay tuned for the town takeover this spring!
Click on the video below and watch the Caledonia Football story unfold!