(A happily-sponsored post)
It may be Friday the 13th, but this is your lucky day, parents. Two Anchorage powerhouses of family fitness and community support have teamed up to offer kids a unique way to play outside every day this fall.
As our Alaska days grow shorter by leaps and bounds (we lost almost six minutes of daylight, today), kids are at risk of not being seen by cars, bikes, and even their parents as they shout across the neighborhood to call children inside for dinner. We want kids to head outdoors, but we also want them to be safe, and that’s where Kaladi’s and Skinny Raven Sports come in.
“Skinny,” as locals call the signature stores in Anchorage that sell top-line running/fitness apparel and shoes, knows how much Anchorage-ites love to run, even the youngsters.
Kaladi Brothers, a small chain of Alaskan-owned coffee houses and roasteries, loves to support worthy Alaska events. But who to support, and how?
Healthy Futures, that’s who. This statewide non-profit organization is everywhere, it seems. At local running events, fitness fairs, outdoor recreation shows; you name it, Program Director Cindy Norquest and her team are there. Kids know the Healthy Futures logo, and they know any item with the Healthy Futures logo on it is bound to be fun.
How about a shirt!? A bright green, ultra-cool, long-sleeved, kids’ only t-shirt, and it comes with a bonus:
Your kids will be seen, they’ll love the “Run with the Goat” mantra, AND parents, you’ll love the fact that the $15 you spend on one of these safety-green beauties will go to the Healthy Futures program so more children will have opportunities to learn why daily exercise and family fitness are important.
AK Kid has a shirt, and wore it proudly at the first Tuesday Night Race Series run at Kincaid Park. Everybody wanted one, and now, you can.
Where? Skinny Raven Sports, either downtown or on Dimond Boulevard. Not heading that way? I’m sure you can find a Kaladi Brothers cafe, because shirts are sold at most locations. If you are in doubt, hit up the Kaladi Flagship store on Brayton Drive.
How much? $15 per shirt. A small price to pay to assist Healthy Futures in reaching every kid in Alaska. HINT: AK Kid has a medium, and it is a teensy bit short (but don’t tell him that). He normally wears an 8 in kids’ clothing, as a guide for your own shopping.
How long? Until they’re gone, folks. And no one is saying when that’ll be. So you best hurry. I want to see a flock of green shirts at next week’s Tuesday Night Race!
Big AKontheGO thanks to both Kaladi Brothers and Skinny Raven Sports. We admire your commitment to our Alaska children. Rock on, Goat and Raven!