Two Students Receive F.I.T. Sponsorship Award
First year students Ryan Johnson and Brent Huber are the recipients of the Forest Institute Training (FIT) Sponsorship Award.
The award started by the Society of Sports Psychology at Forest was started to help encourage and support students, staff, and faculty members of Forest Institute that compete in physical activities/events (i.e. 5K, 10K, marathons, triathlons) that support charitable causes – especially ones that are related to the mental health field or to help the underprivileged.
The rationale is simple: help cover the fees (sponsor) runners/athletes who partake in events that support charitable causes. The Sponsorship Award is able to simultaneously help support runners/athletes who often incur fees for their participation in the above mentioned events while donating money to good causes.
Johnson and Huber both received 15 dollars to participate in the Pitter Patter 5K/10K/ Run/Walk on March 31, 2012.
Proceeds from the event benefit the local children's charities of Junior League of Springfield, including its Signature Project: Isabel's House, the Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks.
There is still one more FIT award available for Spring 2012. Anyone interested should contact the Society of Sports Psychology.