Athletic/Fitness Revolution Leominster Launches 3 Month Drive for Youk’s Kids

From April 16 to June 30, Athletic/Fitness Revolution Leominster will be hosting a fundraiser drive to benefit Youk’s Kids, as part of national fundraising campaign Revolution for a Cause.

The local youth fitness and adult personal training business will be joining dozens of other Athletic/Fitness Revolution locations nationwide for the 3 month charity drive.

Having helped numerous clients reach their health and fitness goals, AR/FR Leominster owner Jim Herrick has set his own goal to raise $1,000 in the next 75 days.

Jim stated, “While it’s an ambitious target, I’m confident that we can all pull together to help those in need, especially since it’s a cause that does so much good.”

Youk’s Kids was founded by Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox.  They are dedicated to helping children in need through their Athletes for Heroes program, plus their support of two other causes -  Josh Cares and the Italian Home for Children.

Athletes for Heroes brings together professional athletes from each of New England’s sports teams to support children of fallen or severely injured firefighters, police officers, military men and women as well as courageous citizens who risk their life to save another’s.  The Italian Home for Children helps better the lives of students who have encountered difficult life circumstances.  And Josh Cares, based in Kevin’s hometown of Cincinnati, provides companionship and comfort to children who are hospitalized at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

In addition to selling small items within the training facility, Jim has some bigger plans.

Throughout the month of April, adult boot camp 28-day memberships will be sold for $15. In May, Jim will be running a 1-day youth sports tournament for kids ages 10 to 18.  And in June, there will be a raffle held to win items donated from the foundation.   100% of all the proceeds will go to Youk’s Kids.

Jim explained that all events are open to the public.

“We’re going all-out to reach our goal, and we want both our members and our community to be able to have some fun in the process.”

Athletic/Fitness Revolution International has set a goal of raising $50,000 total in their nationwide Revolution for a Cause drive.

AR/FR President Nick Berry described the reasoning behind the fundraiser.

“We’ve grown so much over the last year that we wanted to leverage our contacts and do something truly great.

“We’re poised to make a difference. By setting such a lofty goal, I wanted to make sure we did.”

To find out more about how to help support any of these fundraising events, go to  http://athleticrevolutionleominster.com/revolution-for-a-cause/

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