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Richie and Armida Costa

The Ninth Annual Meeting was held on September 27th at the beautiful home of our Board Chairman, Erin Murphy-Goodman. We had a successful event to celebrate the conclusion of our 9th year providing a healthier lifestyle to our deserving youth, raising $20,000! One of the DFF scholarship recipients, Richie, attended and wanted everyone to know how much he loves gymnastics classes!

Thank you to all of our donors, sponsors and volunteers for making this such a successful event!

A special thank you to Erin and Justin Goodman for the incredible event venue!

Board Chair Erin Goodman and Justin Goodman
Executive Director Carly Markesich, Dan Shedd, Sarah Miller and John Petersen
Joshua Hogue and Board Member Claudia Houge
Board Member Priscilla Blossom, Super Supporter Francisco Acuna and Patrick Blossom
Board Members Priscilla Blossom and Svetlana Boguinskaia

"Bryce really enjoys going to gymnastics every week. The biggest improvement we've seen due to gymnastics is improvement in depth perception. Bryce used to hesitate jumping down off of things, but now it's no problem. We have also noticed improvement in upper body strength and balance. Thank you Discover Fitness Foundation!" - Bryce's Mother

Read more testimonials Here
donation Donation Received!

The Discover Fitness Foundation received a $2,000 donation! Thank you for helping the DFF to change children's lives!
                       Coaches Clinic
Comprehensive Course on Human Development and Early Childhood
A course specifically for Preschool and Special Needs coaches 
National Clinician: Beth Gardner 
Hosted by: Discover Fitness Foundation

Two Day Clinic:

Saturday November 9th, 1:00pm-7:00pm
A dynamic classroom lecture on Human Development

Sunday November 10th, 11:00am-3:00pm
1 ½ hours - setting up effective learning stations at every gymnastics event
1 hour - hands on training using all of the stations
1 ½ hours - Summary, Class room management, and Q&A

Lunch and refreshments included both days

Price: Training free for current, previous and future DFF gyms. All others - $25.00 per person donation to the DFF

Location: Discover Gymnastics, 747 N Shepherd Dr. #400, Houston, TX 77007

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 4th
Register by email to:
Pay at the door  

Walk or Run With Us on November 10th!

  • Run or walk a Kids 1K, 5K or half marathon
  • Sunday, November 10, 2019 - Register early for a discount!
It's easy to join Team DFF:
1. Register for the event click   here 
2. Set up and share your personal  story/fundraising page  

*The registration fee only applies to the event, it does not benefit the DFF.  

For help setting-up your page contact: Shannon Harlan at 713-680-0045 or

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*For every  customer  that signs-up, the DFF will receive a donation when you mention the DFF on your application!
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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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 October 2019

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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