One of the organizations to partner with Fit Kids most recently is the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation, which will use our resources for youth fitness training. Founded by four-time PGA Tour event winner and former Stanford University golfer Notah Begay III, the NB3 Foundation is changing the lives of Native American children by supporting and funding Native-driven, culturally centered programs and by providing direct opportunities for Native youth to live healthy, active lives.
NB3 Foundation serves roughly 568 youth, primarily in the Albuquerque, NM area, said Clint Begay, director of NB3FIT, the foundation’s physical activity component. NB3 Foundation will use the Fit Kids programs to enhance its offerings in golf, cross country, and soccer and to complement curriculum in nutrition and leadership development.
“When we looked at the Fit Kids website, the work was inspiring,” Clint Begay said. “The Fit Kids curriculum is great and easy to follow. I liked the clean-ness of it and the way it looked, and it’s easy to find what we need. It was a no-brainer for us to partner with Fit Kids. We’re not trying to build athletes but health-conscious leaders, who could grow up into government officials or spiritual leaders. When we get back to face-to-face activity, we’ll use even more of what Fit Kids has to offer.”
Added Fit Kids Founder Ashley Hunter: “We are thrilled to work with the NB3 Foundation, as we continue to grow from our roots in the Bay Area. It is particularly exciting to partner with a like-minded group that recognizes the importance of physical activity in developing all facets of young lives.”