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February 2023 AFH Fit Recap

Each month AFH Athletes are connected to schools and after-school programs where they teach the next generation critical leadership skills through our C.H.A.M.P.S Curriculum and the importance of living an active lifestyle during an in-person or vritual visit.

February’s word of the month was mindfulness. Our AFH Fit partners across the country learned how to be aware of their thoughts, feelings, and the people around them.

Our student-athletes and professional athletes had so much fun this month educating and engaing with their classes!

Los Amigos Elementary School

A team of six student-athletes led by Brandon Bounds from the University of Arizona Track and Field team visited Los Amigos Elementary School for an in-person AFH Fit Visit! The visit included an interactive discussion about courage as well as games and finished with a Q&A session with the student-athlete role models.

Get Active With Us!

Our AFH Fit videos are free to everyone to view! This month, hear from Denver Broncos Dalton Risner and professional beach volleyball player Katie Dickens on the importance of mindfulness and take part in our C.H.A.M.P.S. Challenge at the end of each video.

AFH Fit Mindfulness Video #1: Click Here

AFH Fit Mindfulness Video #2: Click Here

Palm Beach County Schools

As a part of our new AFH Fit pilot program that explores AFH Fit visits with an entire school district at a time, Palm Beach County Schools (PBCS) word of the month was accountability.

During February, our AFH Fit partners in the PBCS district learned how to be accountable for your words and actions.

Our PBCS had a great virtual visit with NFL Detroit Lions linebacker Alex Anzalone. Alex spoke to the kids about being accountable for what they say and do, using personal examples of accountability that has allowed Alex to play football at the professional level.

Get Active With Us!

Our AFH Fit videos are free to everyone to view! This month, hear from former Team USA softball player Monica Abbott on the importance of accountability and take part in our C.H.A.M.P.S. Challenge at the end of the video.

AFH Fit Accountability Video #1: Click Here

Detroit Lions Bring Joy to Children’s Hospital

Making kids smile! What could be a better mission than that? That’s exactly what the Detroit Lions players set out to do this week at St. John’s Children’s Hospital. Teammates Nick Bawden, Leo Koloamatangi , Trevor Bates, Jamil Demby, Brandon Powell spent the afternoon playing with the kids in the Children’s Play Room and walking room to room to meet with kids who were unable to leave their beds. A visit from an NFL Football player can really make the day of a child too sick to play and go to school. We thank the Lions players for giving back to the Detroit community.

When an athlete wants to make a hospital visit and they call Athletes for Hope they are often connected to a children’s hospital in the Starlight Children’s Foundation network. Starlight Children’s works within hospitals to bring moments of joy and comfort to hospitalized children and their families. They do this through several programs that provide crafts and games, fun and soft character gowns, playground equipment and fun toys within the hospital setting and now through a new program called Starlight Xperience. This virtual reality experience transports hospitalized kids virtually anywhere.

Athletes for Hope is a proud partner of Starlight Children’s Foundation and we hope to connect even more athletes to kids in hospitals all over the country. If you are an athlete and are interested in this opportunity, please contact our team. We will be glad to make a connection for you!