On May 31, 2019, Northwestern Media’s KFNW/Fargo (Life 97.9) teamed up with TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics to collect new colored construction paper and glue bottles for the SOAR after school program.
In June 2006, TNT was designed as an inclusive space for physical activity to serve children with special needs as well as competitive athletes. TNT is just 1 of 2 gymnastics facilities in the entire country, a hidden gem that provides inclusive programs for multiple abilities.
SOAR (Students of All Abilities Respected) is an after school program that encourages physical activity and nutrition. Part of their program is craft time where the kids enjoy stretching their creativity.
Life 97.9 listeners were asked to drop off the donations at the Faith & Family Comedy Show at Bethel Church in Fargo, ND. The show included the original cast of “Triple Espresso” with Michael Pearce-Donley, Bob Stromberg, and Bill Arnold.
Jocelyn Kyllo, SOAR & Camp Lead from TNT said, “The generous donation from the community of colored construction paper and glue is going to be so exciting and helpful for our after school kiddos! They make weekly crafts and other creative pieces of art for our Kids’ Fitness Lounge. Having such a generous supply at our fingertips is so convenient and we are so grateful to Life 97.9 for their help!”
Left to Right in photo:
Life 97.9 Program Director, Jarrett Stevens; Life 97.9 Media Advancement Director, Steve Regner; TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics Xcel Coordinator, Tia Smith; Life 97.9 Office Coordinator, Karen Bland