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meetingSeventh Annual Meeting!

The Seventh Annual Meeting was held on September 29th at the Leonel Castillo Community Center. We had an extremely successful event with an incredible turn out to celebrate the conclusion of our 7th year providing a healthier lifestyle to our deserving youth, raising $35,170! One of the DFF scholarship recipients from Next Step Academy, Zachary, read a letter he had written describing how much he enjoys his gymnastic classes. Thank you Zachary for your touching presentation!

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

Click here to view more pictures from the evening.
Executive Director Carly Markesich, NSA Teacher Michael Porter, Board Secretary Shirley Ronquillo, Board Chairman Philip Golden, NSA student Zachery and mother Dana, Former Board Chairman Jill Campbell, Board Treasurer Stephanie Pollock, Board member Donald Anderson, Board Vice Chairman Travis Sheffield and staff member Shannon Harlan
Board Chairman Philip Golden, Erin Murphy-Goodman, Justin Goodman and Executive Director Carly Markesich 
Board Vice Chairman Travis Sheffield, Mark Browne, Maureen McNamara, Board Treasurer Stephanie Pollock, Carly Browne and Former Board Member Ann Hester
DFF Spokesperson Svetlana Boguinskaia and her husband William Yee, and TX Classic Partner Pat Ethredge
Joshua and Claudia Hogue, Former Board Chairman Jill Campbell, Reese Campbell and DFF Super Supporter Francisco Acuna

 - One of our Talent Scholarship Recipients  
"I am very grateful to Discover Fitness Foundation for presenting my daughter, Berlin, with a scholarship. This scholarship will definitely widen her horizons with gymnastics, it will prompt her to continue practicing as well as loving what she loves most. As a parent with limited resources this gives me a sigh of relief knowing that Berlin will get qualifying training and continue improving her talent. This particular scholarship gave her a lot of exposure to gymnastics. She is truly excited about her participation with Discover. She is so talented and continues to work hard improving her skills. I am currently elated and want to thank Discover Fitness Foundation, Donors and personnel for this scholarship!" - Berlin's Family 

Texas Classic 2017  Sponsorship's

Support the DFF and purchase a sponsorship or sign up to volunteer!

Join Team DFF for the Cypress Kids 1k, 5k or half marathon!

  • Run or walk a Kids 1K, 5K or half marathon
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 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 shannon@discoverfitnessfoundation.org

How you can get involved and help grow the Discover Fitness Foundation:
To get involved click the links above or contact 
Shannon Harlan at 713-680-0045 or Shannon@DiscoverFitnessFoundation.org


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 October  2017
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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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