On Monday, October 26 the Health, Outdoor, and Physical Education (HOPE) Student Association held a fund raiser Bike-a-thon to support Growing Young Movers (GYM) after school program. HOPE education students, along with Dr. Lee Schaefer, Dr. Sean Lessard, and Brian Lewis (co-founders of the GYM program), rode exercise bikes for donations. When a minimum of $5 was donated, donors could add their name in the draw for a bike. U of R Students’ Union President and Faculty of Education student, Devon Peters was the winner of the bike. Donors were also given a cheer from the HOPE students riding the exercise bikes. The fundraiser raised $1397.75, which will be given to the Growing Young Movers program.
Read more about the team of researchers who founded Growing Young Movers here.