Introducing the Official Non-Profits of the FCFF
If you know much about us here at Fitness Festival Events, you know community is a big deal. And it’s not just about the fitness events in Fort Collins we put on, but about building lasting relationships. So many people and businesses in our community are involved in the Fort Collins Fitness Festival—city officials, vendors, sponsors, trainers, and of course attendees. We felt we would be missing a crucial part of our community and relationship building if we didn’t bring in a few non-profits to highlight the good they do for our community and bring awareness to their needs.
CASA for Children | Larimer County
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Their mission is to “be a voice in court for abused and neglected children and a safe place in the community for conflict free interactions.” Their two main programs are providing advocates for children in court, and maintaining and facilitating the Harmony House, a safe meeting place for children and their families.
CASA volunteers gave over 6,000 hours of their time in 2018. And as amazing as these volunteers are, there is a need for more! Of the 535 abuse and neglect cases that went to court in 2017, CASA was able to provide advocates for less than half of them.
If this is something that pulls at your heartstrings, we encourage you to figure out how you can get involved! We are amazed by this organization and all the work they do in Larimer County and want our friends to know about them too. You’ll be seeing CASA volunteers and staff at the Fort Collins Fitness Festival so drop by and say hello.
Kiwanis | Fort Collins
Kiwanis is a non-profit that brings people together to volunteer their time and their talents to the community, focusing on the needs of young people. They have a few different areas of reach. The first is their Literacy Legacy Program which provides books to children. Fort Collins Kiwanis currently works with students at O’Dea Elementary and plans to expand to three more elementary schools soon.
They also sponsor Key Club, a leadership club, at Liberty Common High School and Fossil Ridge High School. And lastly, they host an annual golf tournament to raise money for the Literacy Legacy Program. This non-profit does a great job of giving people a place to give their time and connecting funds to local schools that need them. We encourage to you get connected with the Fort Collins Kiwanis Club as well!
Expect to hear and see more from these two non-profits as we get closer to the Fort Collins Fitness Festival. We are excited to have them on board!