Washington DC has the ninth-highest rate of adolescent obesity in the nation, with rates exceeding 50% in some low-income areas. And although youth inactivity is a prevalent health concern all year long, during the summer months kids gain weight up to three times faster than they do during the school year, in part due to a lack of free activities available to them. DC Scores provides children with after-school programming focused on physical activity and literacy, and during summer vacation the organization extends its efforts via free summer camps that offer kids safe, organized, healthy activities that help encourage fitness.
During a DC Scores summer camp, children from area elementary and middle schools can play, exercise, and build friendships through a variety of activities such as soccer, enjoying more than 15 hours of robust physical activity every week. DC Scores offers 10 weeks of camp throughout the summer, serving more than 200 children. Youth are provided a nutritious snack each day of participation and the combination of exercise and nutritious foods helps DC Scores campers enjoy a healthier summer. Like the summer program itself, snacks are provided free of charge.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help DC Scores provide nutritious snacks for their summer camp participants, and an anonymous donor will match your contribution, for a total donation of $20. If G-Team members raise $500, DC Scores can provide a week of healthy snacks for 50 campers. Each additional $10 raised will provide a week of healthy snacks for another camper. Donations will be matched up to a total of $500.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.
All donations will be matched up to a total of $500.