24 Hour Fitness Donation to Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii Benefits 10,000 Local Children

Fitness Club Leader Shows Appreciation to Community While Encouraging a Healthy and Active Lifestyle Among Youth


SAN RAMON, Calif. - May 23, 2012

In celebration of its 15-year history and commitment to the community of Hawaii, 24 Hour Fitness is pleased to announce a donation in partnership with Good Sports. On Wednesday, May 30, the fitness leader will present approximately 1000 pieces of sports and exercise equipment to five Boys & Girls Clubs on the island of Oahu. The generous donation will serve more than 10,000 local children.

“24 Hour Fitness has been committed to helping members of the Oahu community live healthier and more active lives since we opened our first clubs on the island more than 15 years ago. We are proud to give back to the community that has been so good to us,” said Dan Benning, division president, 24 Hour Fitness. “We want to do as much as we can to promote youth fitness and we believe this donation will help more kids get active and go outside and play.”

On May 30, 2012 – leaders from both 24 Hour Fitness and Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii will present the equipment to approximately 100 children at the Spalding Clubhouse. The kids will receive hundreds of jump ropes, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, pinnies, flag football belts, hula hoops, cones and t-shirts. Following the donation presentation, 24 Hour Fitness® Personal Trainers will also lead the children through a fun workout on the gym floor.  

24 Hour Fitness first opened its doors in Hawaii in 1996, with the opening of two clubs on Kapiolani Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue. Most recently, the company celebrated the grand re-opening of its 24 Hour Fitness Honolulu Super-Sport club. The newly remodeled facility, located at 1680 Kapiolani Boulevard, now features a variety of enhancements including TRX® Suspension Training, an upgraded Group X® room, dedicated Cycle room, new racquetball court, remodeled locker rooms, complimentary towel service and more.

For more information about 24 Hour Fitness or to find club locations in Honolulu, visit 24hourfitness.com.


About Boys and Girls Clubs of Hawaii

Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring Hawaii's youth to become responsible citizens. BGCH currently operates 11 sites on Oahu and Kauai, where BGCH members can access a multitude of programs and services.  “GREAT Futures” are built every day as BGCH's clubhouses and outreach sites provide guidance-oriented character development programs six days a week for children 7-17 years old. Key programs emphasize character and leadership development; education, technology and career development; health and life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness and recreation. Annual membership is $1. BGCH is a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and has been operating in Hawaii since 1976. The organization touches the lives of 8,000 members and provides services to an additional 3,500 youths each year, many from disadvantaged circumstances.

About Good Sports

Headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts, Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people, aged 5-18 years old, nationwide. Good Sports strives to make organized physical activity accessible to all of our nation’s kids—regardless of their ability to pay. The group serves organizations throughout the United States.

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