Apr 072016

DAVENPORT — A fitness festival of different physical activities and sports drills will be the newest fundraiser event for Project Renewal.

The Fit-Fest will be from 9-11 a.m. April 16 at Sr. Concetta Park.
The obstacle course event will consist of 10 challenges/obstacles to perform and complete with a partner, said Ann Schwickerath, director of Project Renewal. Volunteer partners will be available if needed. For the past few years Project Renewal held a walk/run.

“The obstacles will be a physical activity or sport drill with options for people of all abilities to participate,” she said. Examples of the types of activities are disc golf challenge, cross-fit activities, tae kwon do, volleyball and soccer. Additional activities in Sr. Concetta Park include zumba, archery, batter up and golf putting.
The events are open to everyone.

The goals of the event are to have a healthy, physical activity for kids and adults, provide opportunities that people may not typically be able to experience and raise funds to support Project Renewal’s youth program.
A traveling church trophy is up for grabs. When registering, please note your church membership.
One trophy goes to the church with the fastest time and another will go to the church with the most registered participants.

Schwickerath said Project Renewal provides educational and recreational activities for children during the school year and summer in a safe, loving environment. Staff and volunteers are positive role models for the children, reinforcing values needed in order to live healthy and productive lives. For many children, struggling with everyday issues, Project Renewal is one of the few anchors in their lives. Located in the central city, Project Renewal’s grassroots organization has been a stabilizing force in this fragile neighborhood since 1974.

To register for the Fit-Fest go to or print a form to mail in at Cost is $20 through April 14. Kids ages 12 and younger get free admittance.

For more information, to volunteer or to help Project Renewal, call Schwickerath at (563) 324-0800.

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