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Help to Fight Childhood Obesity

It seems like every day we read another article about the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and the challenges we, as a country, have in reversing it. Earlier this year Step2 partnered with the ‘nPlay Foundation to help join the fight. ‘nPlay is a non-profit made up of 40 professional athletes from 17 sports.

‘Nplay’s mission is to provide every child the opportunity to play and be active on a daily basis.  They have combined forces with schools to put their mission statement into action.  This summer, Step2 donated  toys focused on active play to an elementary school in Mounds Bayou, Mississippi through their partnership with the ‘nplay Foundation.

Step2 invites you to join us in the support of this Foundation and its call to end childhood obesity. You can easily show your support by casting a vote for ‘nplay in the annual Chase Community Giving Program.  Through this program, Chase Bank will award $5,000,000 to charities receiving the most votes between now and September 19th, 2012. Voting is easy.

Click Here to be taken the Facebook Voting. Type nplay into the search charities box and cast your vote. This is a simple way to make a difference without leaving your chair.

Supporting the Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio

The Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success.  It includes K-12 programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential. The Junior Achievement conducts online auctions to help support their programs in North Central Ohio.

For their most recent event, Bikes for Kids, Step2 has donated the Extreme Coaster to the Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio.

The Extreme Coaster is for ages 3 and up. It features rugged double-wall construction and wide built-in steps for stability. The Extreme Coaster features:

  • Extreme colors and styling
  • Non-slip step ramp allows children to push the car to the platform peak all by themselves
  • Easy-entry car allows for balanced mounting and riding
  • Smooth transition track simulates a real roller coaster hill

You can bid of Extreme Coaster from Step2 by clicking here: http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=176602874

Hundreds Raised for United Way in First Annual Golf Outing

Step2 held its first annual United Way Golf Outing at Raccoon Hills Golf Club Friday, June 8. The event was followed by dinner and a 50-50 raffle. A total of 36 players participated resulting in over $400 raised for the Step2 2012 United Way campaign.

CEO Jack Vresics awarded Bonnie Aquino the prize for longest drive. Jared Atkins won the closest to the pin. The winning team with a 3 under total of 33 was comprised of Matt Hellerman, John Bauman, Josh Laston and Jeff Strawn.

Special thanks to all who played and contributed to the United Way.