Step Up for Kids challenge to benefit YMCA

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – The YMCA and the Klobier Foundation are teaming up to walk, run and exercise to benefit the YMCA’s Efforts to Close the Education Gap.

In support of the YMCA’s out of school time programs, 6th District Councilmember David Kloiber will be participating in the Step Up for Kids 100K challenge. Those wanting to participate and help him complete 100,000 steps in one day can track their steps from anywhere or join him at the Whitaker Family YMCA on Saturday, Sept. 25 between 6 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.

“What happens beyond the school day can have a big impact on a child’s health and learning, said Paula Anderson, YMCA of Central Kentucky president and CEO. “We want to ensure that all youth reach their full potential by providing safe, engaging spaces for them to learn and grow outside of school.”

Participation is free for members and non-members for this fund-raising event. Sign up by Sept. 22 as an individual or team, secure some pledges and win some fun event swag. Show your support by making a donation to benefit kids in your community.

“We are excited to partner with the YMCA to raise funds and awareness for the YMCA and allow it to expand its after school programming for kids in our community,” said David Kloiber, president of the Kloiber Foundation. “The Kloiber Foundation is committed to providing students and educators with the necessary tools to improve success for our growing youths.”

For more information and to register, go to ymcacky.org/stepupforkids.

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