VIDEO: Spin4Kids Raises Thousands for Area Programs
Windsor is putting in some sweat equity in support of children with special needs.
The annual Spin4Kids Fitness Fundraiser hit the GoodLife Fitness club on Dougall Avenue Saturday.
Proceeds from the event, created by the GoodLife Kids Foundation, are applied locally through Family Respite Services of Windsor-Essex.
Family Respite Service's Alexandria Fischer tells CTV News the event is expected to reach its fundraising goal of $7,500.
She says every penny will go to good use.
"Making sure that children with disabilities can be active, they can be included, learn fundamental movement skills, develop friendships while they're participating in sports and recreation," she says. "It's a phenomenal strategy that GoodLife Kids Foundation has implemented."
Fischer says the funding translates into direct support for children with disabilities.
"The staff ensures the activities are modified and accommodating to meet the needs of each individual child that is registered at the camp," says Fischer.
Sammy has been attending day camps for the past five-years.
"I really enjoy it because it gets me out away from my parents for a couple hours. I learn how to play sports and have fun with my friends that I never get to see at school that I know from the day camps," he says.
GoodLife's across Canada held events simultaneously Saturday.
The overall goal is to raise $1-million to make sure kids with disabilities have the tools they need to stay active.
GoodLife Fitness covers the cost of holding the event to make sure all money raised goes to organizations in need.
— with files from CTV Windsor