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Charlotte Executive honored for his work in the community

Synders-Lance Executive, Sid Levy was honored as a community hero at The Chris Canty Foundation annual fundraisier in Charlotte, NC hosted The Chris Canty Foundation Board of Directors. More than 200 guests attended this year’s fundraising event, which was held on September 19, 2012 at Blue Restaurant. The Board of Directors welcomed guest to a semi-formal evening that featured heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, wine pairings, live music , and raffle drawings. A special thank you to all of our sponsors who helped make The Chris Canty Foundation Wine Tasting Benefit a success.

One hundred 5th graders join fight against obesity

On August 31st, The Chris Canty Foundation along with Fitness Gurus joined in to spread the spirit of Michelle Obama’s National “Let’s Move” Campaign. Over 100 5th graders were put to the test as they participated in a fun fitness challenge.
Fitness Experts in attendance were former NFL player Tony George/Owner of Heat Pro-Fitness, Sincier White of Superior Performance Training, Aly Faber of Peace In/Peace Out, and Sabrina Burns, “The Fitness Princess”. Activities included a 20 minute power yoga challenge with Aly Faber and her fitness team, an ultimate pushup challenge contest by Sabrina Burns, an inspiration speech about fighting obesity by Sincier White, and multiple challenging fitness activities by former NFL player Tony George. Working through his own struggles, Tony spoke to the crowd about conquering his battle with diabetes. “It doesn’t bother me at all, drafted in the fourth round by the Patriots. It’s just something that I have. To me it’s more of a reality check than anything else. It makes me more of a down to earth and a harder working person. Students enjoyed a free Chris Canty Foundation Kids On The Move T-shirt, a healthy snack, and special fitness awards. The day was topped off by a group chant of the National Let’s Move Pledge.

The Foundation goes to Nassau, Bahamas

Chris Canty, Founder of the Chris Canty Foundation, hosted the Foundation's first mission trip to the Bahamas on July 7, 2012. A reward for youth advocates who are commited to serving their communities, over 100 aspiring Bahamian football players were treated to a two day football camp facilitated by Chris Canty Foundation staff and volunteers from the United Methodist Church of North Carolina. In addition, 80 plus youth volunteers were on hand to work in the communities and schools of Nassau while lending their enthusiasm and support to the coaching staff during the football camp.

“I have worked with a lot of these young men and they are tremendously talented individuals. I'm just glad I am able to expose them to a few of the finer points of the sport while providing some life lessons in the process that they can take beyond the gridiron." - Chris Canty, Founder

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