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As Christmas approaches, we ask that you remember the DFF in your holiday plans. While preparing for your holiday celebrations with friends and family, it's important to stop and reflect on the blessings in your own life while also being aware that not everyone is so fortunate. While shopping for gifts, please consider setting aside part of your budget to support the work of the DFF with a charitable donation.
ashlynnAshlenn - One of our talent students

" It is hard to put into words how much the Discover Fitness Foundation continues to do for your family! We are extremely thankful to the DFF for awarding Ashlenn with the scholarship. Allowing Ashlenn to participate in this experience has molded her sportsmanship, body awareness and discipline. She puts in the hard work and sees great rewards. None of this would be possible if it weren't for the scholarship so graciously given by DFF!" - Ashlenn's Mother

A note from Ashlenn:
" When I go to gymnastics I choose healthier eating habits and see my body growing, when I compete I get to see my hardworking pay off. Thank you donors for the great opportunity."

Read more testimonials Here

Volunteer Opportunity!

Please support the DFF and volunteer at the Texas Classic. It will be held at the Galveston Island Convention Center on December 7th-9th. We have several times slots available. 

DFF Training/Clinic 

National Clinician Beth Gardner and Executive Director Carly Markesich

The DFF hosted a two day clinic on November,10-11 for preschool and special needs coaches. The course instructor was National Clinician Beth Gardner. The first day consisted of a dynamic classroom lecture on human development and early childhood. The second day was a hands on training session in the gym. We had a great turn out with 5 gymnastics gyms in attendance. If you missed the clinic and would like to attend - don't worry we plan to hold another one in February! 

Cypress Fun Run
Devon Westerlund, Torbjorn Westerlund, Christopher Westerlund, Joanna Harlan, Shirley Ronquillo, Shannon Harlan, Justin Goodman, Haley Goodman and Francisco Acuna

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Discover Fitness Foundation participated in a 5K in Cypress,TX. Thank you for your support and donations to help make a difference in children's lives. All proceeds go directly to student scholarships. We had 8 participants raising money and DFF supporters impressively raised $9,983!! 

A special thank you to Super-supporter Coach Francisco Acuna for being the top fundraiser - raising $5,028! Way to go Francisco!

Thank you to everyone who donated to help make this such a successful event! 

To view more pictures click here

Coach Francisco Acuna - 1st place fundraiser! 

Shelia Crenshaw choose her own race and raised money for the DFF. She raised $400.00 on her own, that pays for one child for a whole year! Thank you Shelia, what you do for us makes a huge difference!!

You can join Team DFF for any race you choose. Below are a few upcoming races:

1/1/19 Sam Houston Race Park, 10K, 5K, 1K

2/2/19 Katy, Half Marathon, 5K, 1K

3/23/19 Minute Maid Park, 10K, 5K, 1K

4/14/19 Vintage Park, Half Marathon, 5K, 1K

Click Here to see more event options 

Make the Discover Fitness Foundation your reason to race!

How you can get involved and help us grow:
To get involved click the links above or contact 
Shannon Harlan at 713-680-0045 or

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 December   2018

Who We Are

Discover Fitness Foundation (DFF) is a  nonprofit corporation that centers in awarding athletic scholarships to children with special needs, fighting obesity, and talented athletes with financial struggles.

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