Turnstone receives grant from Fleet Feet & Balega

July 28th, 2016

This morning (07/28/16) at Kraeger Park, Fleet Feet presented Turnstone with a check for $2,500.  The award is part of the competitive national Fleet Feet Partner FITlanthropy grant program and was announced at their annual conference in July. The grant funds were provided by Balega, an international specialty running sock company.The award is part of the competitive national Fleet Feet Partner FITlanthropy grant program and was announced at their annual conference in July. The grant funds were provided by Balega, an international specialty running sock company.

Fleet Feet is in its second year of partnering with Turnstone to help children and adults with disabilities prepare to walk, run or roll in the Fort4Fitness fall Senior Marathon, 4-mile, 10k, and Half-Marathon races. Fleet Feet staff participates in the bi-weekly training sessions to encourage Turnstone clients throughout the training process while also providing expert advice.  

Kevin Croy, owner of Fleet Feet Sports said, “Our staff at Fleet Feet Sports feels so fortunate to have had the privilege of participating in Team Turnstone. As a participant, we saw firsthand that there is literally no limitation to what a person can accomplish once they put their mind to it.”

“We are very honored to support Kevin and his team in this initiative as he steps out into his community and makes a true difference.  That is what we strive to do at Balega every day,” says Bert Pictor ; senior VP at Implus Specialty Run Brands

“Turnstone is honored to be the recipient of the grant from Fleet Feet and proud to work with our local Fleet Feet store to help our clients train for the Fort4Fitness races,” said Mike Mushett, CEO Turnstone. “The continued race training and financial support is more than Turnstone and our clients could ever ask for.”

Turnstone has approximately 30 clients who train two or three days a week at local parks through the spring and summer to build their stamina and prepare them for the 4-mile, 10k, half marathon and this year, the full marathon events at Fort4Fitness. Community members participating in the Fort4Fitness fall event are encouraged to select Turnstone as their charity partner through Fort4Fitness registration. For more information, visit turnstone.org or call 260.483.2100.

Coverage from WANE.com


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