Hey my name is Melissa and I am a Gazelle Sports Activator 2017 & 2018/19. It has been my goal over the past couple of years to share the the run LOVE with those around me. I coach cross country and volunteer with Girls on the Run. I have so much fun coaching, enouraging, and mentoring young runners. I also really enjoy running myself so that is a great way for me make a connection with these young runners/athletes.
One of my goals for 2019 was to see how much I could do to give back to the community through running. I recently did a fundraiser raising money through the MI RTS 10k to go the Helen Devos Childrens Hospital and it was so great to have those funds go to such a great organization. This money is going to be raised to go directly towards the Gazelle Sports Foundation.
The Gazelle Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports individuals and organizations that implement education, programs and activities involving movement and fitness. The focus of the grants will be towards groups that have barriers to integrate fitness in their lives. The Foundation will prioritize grants that include lower income individuals and families.
Thanks so Much