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Day Nursery receives CHAMPS grant for summer program

Day Nursery Association is one of fifteen youth-serving organizations throughout Indiana to have been selected as a CHAMPS (Champions in Life) Grant recipient, which is awarded annually by Indiana Sports Corporation.

CHAMPS Grants support organizations that provide underserved youth with the opportunity to participate in sports and fitness activities and teach life skills. The CHAMPS Grants are funded by net proceeds of the annual Youthlinks Indiana Charity Golf Tournament as well as direct contributions from many generous organizations like Community Health Network Foundation, Conseco and Samerian Foundation.

Day Nursery’s Summer Health and Water Safety Program will benefit from the Samerian Foundation CHAMPS Grant. This program promotes healthy physical activities and nutrition combined with self empowerment for the children enrolled at Day Nursery’s seven centers and includes swimming lessons.  All participants will be exposed to healthy eating choices with fresh produce providing long term influence on the children.  Swim lessons will be held at the IUPUI Natatorium and begin the week of May 17.

“It is truly an honor for Indiana Sports Corporation to again present CHAMPS Grants to deserving organizations who provide such wonderful programming for youth,” Indiana Sports Corp President Susan Williams said. “Each of these groups is investing in the future health and success of young people throughout Indiana. The youth participating with these 15 organizations are receiving this extra financial boost as a result of the generosity of the companies who participated in Youthlinks in 2009. We congratulate each of these amazing organizations for their service to youth.”

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