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Eighth Annual Meeting!
Louie Ruffino, Chloe Ruffino, Cherie Ruffino and Angel (labradoodle)

The Eighth Annual Meeting was held on September 28th at the beautiful home of our Board Chairman, Erin Murphy-Goodman. We had an extremely successful event with an incredible turn out to celebrate the conclusion of our 8th year providing a healthier lifestyle to our deserving youth, raising $40,898! One of the DFF scholarship recipients, Chloe, read a letter she had written describing how much she enjoys her gymnastic classes. Thank you Chloe for your touching presentation!

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!

Justin Goodman and Board Chairman Erin Goodman

Board Chairman Erin Goodman, Executive Director Carly Markesich and Frank Simonton III

Former Board Members Ann Hester and Stephanie Pollock, Carolyn Markesich and Maureen McNammara
Reese Campbell, Former Board Chairman Jill Campbell, Board members Anissia Pullam, Kay Leaming-Van Zandt
Joshua Houge, Board Member Claudia Houge, Super Supporter Francisco Acuna, Kristen Frankiewicz and Jim Seamans Jr. 
Clemente Martinez Elementary

We would like to welcome Clemente Martinez Elementary School to the Discover Fitness Foundation! Thanks to a generous grant we received we are able to provide transportation and weekly classes to all 2nd graders! We are looking forward to a great year helping to change children's lives!

miyanaMiyana - One of our talent students
" It is with greatest and deepest appreciation I say thank you to Discover Fitness Foundation for selecting Miyana as a scholarship recipient. Because of your financial assistance, Miyana practice, and continue doing what she love. It brings me joy to know a wonderful organization sees her potential and believes in her future as a gymnast. Miyana has been a competitive gymnast at Discover Gymnastics since she was 6, and now that she is 10 years old, she is currently training to Level 7 Competitive Team. Miyana has gained several medals, but after finishing level 4 season and skipping level 5 she began to compete as a level 6 gymnast one month after level 4. Miyana was very proud to have been able to accomplish getting 3 Gold medals for her floor events as a Level 6 gymnast at Svetlana (9.775 1), Woga Classic (9.600 1), and Metroplex (9.700 1 ). as a parent with limited resources Discover has been a blessing and we are very thankful for everything, Thank you Discover Fitness Foundation and Discover Gymanstics." - Miyana's Mother

A note from Miyana:
" Thank you so much Discover Fitness Foundation for selecting me for the scholarship! I am so thankful & blessed, and for helping me be able to succeed. This scholarship will help me financially with my future of becoming better in gymnastics! I hope that I can make you all proud this year since you choose to support me. I promise to do my best, and work to the best of my abilities. Once again I thank you for your support!

Read more testimonials Here
Walk with us on November 11th! 

  • Run or walk a Kids 1K, 5K or half marathon
  • Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 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

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   2018

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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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