In this Newsletter:
sethSeth - A student from Next Step Academy

"Participating in gymnastics has such a positive impact on Seth. He very much looks forward to attending class each week. "Friday is gymnastics day!" he tells me with a huge grin. Seth is definitely a sensory seeker and he loves the swinging, bouncing, jumping and physical input that he gets from the class, but gymnastics is so much more than just FUN! Gymnastics has helped Seth to improve his social skills in and out of class. He has learned about taking turns, helping friends, cheering on friends' accomplishments, setting an example, being a leader and he is having a super fun time learning, which is so important! Attending gymnastics is such an amazing incentive for Seth and I am so grateful that he gets to be part of this class every week! Thank you!" - Seth's Mother

Read more testimonials Here

guildGrant Awarded!!

Guild Member and DFF Sponsor Jill, DFF Founder Carly Markesich, DFF Board Chairman Erin Murphy Goodman

We would like to extend a special thank you to the  Charity Guild of Catholic Women   for all the wonderful work they do in the community and for awarding the DFF with a $10,000 grant! We greatly appreciate your support!

texasTexas Classic Results!

The Texas Classic Gymnastics Invitational was held December 6-8 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. The Texas Classic attracts all levels of competition throughout Texas, surrounding States such as Louisiana and Oklahoma. There were 480 gymnasts, their families and friends in attendance. 80% of all profits go towards gymnastics scholarships! Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this event so successful! 
Pat Ethredge - TX Classic Founder, Carly Markesich - DFF Founder 

Amanda Morse - Meet Director 

Jan Eyman - Judge, and TX Classic quality control and resource 

Congratulations to Audrey from West Bank Gymnastics for winning the raffle at the Texas Classic! 
Welcome Back for Spring 2020 Clemente Martinez martinezElementary!

Clemente Martinez Elementary School is back for the Spring semester! The DFF  provides transportation and weekly classes to all 2nd graders! We are looking forward to a great Spring semester helping to change children's lives!

Make Discover Fitness Foundation your reason to race! You can join Team DFF for any race you choose. Below are a few upcoming races:

3/7/20 Minute Maid Park, 10K, 5K, 1K

4/19/20 Vintage Park, Half Marathon, 5K, 1K

5/31/20 Clear Lake, 10K, 5K, 1K

9/20/20 U of H Campus, 10K, 5K, 1K

Click Here to see more event options 

If you are interested in joining Team DFF contact:  Shannon
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Conserve Energy was established to compare thousands of electric plans for our customers. By using our Active Plan Manager, we do thousands of calculations to make the right choice for you, our customer. Imagine saving up to 20% - 50% on your electric bill! 
  • We analyze thousands of electricity plans.
  • We find the best plan for you for maximum savings.
  • We manage your plan & SAVE YOU MONEY - Every Month!
*For every  customer  that signs-up, the DFF will receive a donation when you mention the DFF on your application!
Kroger Shop at Kroger? 

Discover Fitness Foundation has been accepted into it's Community Rewards Program. Register your Kroger Rewards Card and attach our number BN290 to your card. It's easy to connect:
  • Simply register your Kroger Plus Card online at, by clicking on Enroll.  
  • Then by using our name and/or NPO number, you can link your Kroger Plus Card to the DFF.   
Once you link your card to the DFF, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! The more people that connect our number to their card, the more money the DFF will receive, so share with all your friends and family!

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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  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Discover Fitness Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
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 February 2020

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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