Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Colorado: Partnering to Make a Difference

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Colorado: Partnering to Make a Difference

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Recreation and health are vital components era fulfilled life. Without recreation, our lives would be less healthy, loss satisfying and, ultimately, less fulfilled. In Fort Collins. Colo., the Recreation Division has recognized the Poudre Valley Heath System's Healthy Kids Club with the Colorado Parks & Recreation Association's Outstanding Organization Citation Award.

Without the contributions of the Healthy Kids Club, the growth of the city of Fort Collins Recreation At Your Door (R.A.D) Van program would not be possible. As an after-school and summertime traveling "Recreation-At-Your-Door" service, R.A.D Van travels to eight economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Fort Collins, bringing with It recreational opportunities that would otherwise be non-existent. As a partner and co-sponsor in the R.A.D Van program since 1999, Poudre Valley Health System has provided an immense amount of time, money and staff support for the benefit of R.A.D Van. Healthy Kids Club provides weekly visits to R. …

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