The goal of the Challenge is to help support the 62nd Greater Flint Olympian games and the 61st CANUSA games as well as the expanding year round Flint Community Sports Program.
The Greater Flint Olympian/CANUSA games has a 60+ year history of summer sports benefiting athletes in Genesee County. CANUSA gathers more than 400 athletes yearly in friendly competitions with Hamilton, Ontario Canada athletes. CANUSA athletes have the opportunity to travel to Hamilton, Ontario every other year to experience the culture of Canada and experience the friendships made year after year between the two countries.
Each year the Crim’s Flint Community Sports Program serves more than 2000 student athletes participating in flag football, soccer, tennis, archery, baseball, basketball to name a few. The Sports Program runs year round, after school and encourages athletes to learn the fundamental skills of sports as well as how to become a leader on and off the field.
We ask you to join us in the Art Van Charity Challenge and support our Flint and Genesee County athletes. With your partnership, we hope to raise $100,000, which will allow us to strengthen and expand our sports programming for both the Greater Flint Olympian/ CANUSA Games and the Flint Community Sports Program. Every donation makes a difference, no matter how big or small!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING OUR YOUTH IN GENESEE COUNTY!
MISSION OF THE CRIM FITNESS FOUNDATION
The Crim Fitness Foundation nonprofit organization, cultivates accessible, vibrant communities in Flint and Genesee County that encourage people to lead healthy lifestyles by integrating physical activity, healthy eating, and mindfulness into their daily lives and mentors other communities to do the same. The Crim uses events, programs, and policy, systems, and environmental changes to transform the community. Year-round programs include races and events, mindfulness training for youth and adults, after school sports, community gardens, nutrition education and advocacy.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE CANUSA GAMES
The CANUSA Games believe that world peace and understanding among people must begin in their hearts, that neighbors must understand neighbors and that people must learn to live together in neighborhoods and cities before nations can understand nations, and that the world can live in peace. To this end, the CANUSA Games provide the opportunity at the grass roots level to learn to understand one another's problems, to work together and to find the mens to improve themselves and their cities.