DCF to Recognize “Partners For Promise” Supporter for Service in Helping Young Adults Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Media Advisory:
November 27, 2012

Contact:
Paige Patterson-Hughes
Communications Director
(954) 410-3931

DCF to Recognize “Partners For Promise” Supporter for Service in Helping Young Adults Transitioning Out of Foster Care
Recognition Highlights Community Efforts Benefitting Palm Beach County Youth

PALM BEACH COUNTY – In the spirit of giving this holiday season, a Palm Beach County fitness center is being recognized by the Florida Department of Children and Families for its contribution in helping young adults transition out of foster care toward independence.

DCF Community Development Administrator Clay Walker will recognize CrossFit BGI for their efforts in donating free services to promote health and wellness for young adults who have been involved in Florida’s foster care.

“CrossFit BGI, one of our wonderful community partners, donated exercise classes and provided mentors to our youth in foster care and has had a tremendous and positive impact on the lives of these young adults,” Walker said. "CrossFit BGI’s efforts to help those in foster care has been outstanding, and they have helped change lives through their commitment to serving our community."

The recognition will take place on Wednesday, November 28, at 5 p.m. at CrossFit BGI at 7231 Haverhill Business Parkway, Suite 205, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407.

Walker, several of the young adults, and Lupe Dickens with CrossFit BGI, along with other youth advocates, will be available for interviews following the recognition.

Vita Nova Independent Living Services worked with the fitness facility to identify the young adults interested in participating in the program, and the CrossFit center has been donating these services to the young adults since August 2012. The memberships are valued at $150 each, and classes have increased from once a week to three times a week.

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