Top 10 Active SWV Moments in 2017

The momentum continues to grow with more communities, schools, businesses, and government agencies recognizing the importance of physical activity. Here are the top 10 moments in 2017 nominated by our staff and attendees of the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards.

 

#10 Ribbon Cutting of Mount Hope Fitness Station and Trail

This ribbon cutting event in April brought a community together to celebrate the opening of the Phoenix Fitness Trail. Active SWV AmeriCorps VISTA, Andy Davis, spent the better part of 2016 working with ...

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November Community Captain of the Month

This month we are highlighting Kate Miller as the November Community Captain of the Month. Kate leads Indoor Fitness Bootcamp, a weekly program, at Ansted Middle School. She is a shinning example of what it means to be a Community Captain due to her positive attitude and encouragement to others to be physically active. Take a minute to read a little more about Kate and why she is an inspiration to others.

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Active SWV Family Triathlon 2017 Recap

Run, Bike, Paddle to a Healthier Southern WV

The Active Southern West Virginia Family Triathlon held at Summersville Lake was a true testament to the support families across our region have when wanting to pursue healthy lifestyles. Active SWV staff and volunteers partnered with the Army Corps at Summersville Lake and their volunteers for a safe and smooth venue. Thank you to the event sponsors; UniCare, Nicholas County Health Department, Army Corps at Summersville Lake, Marathon Bikes, Adventures on ...

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Grant Funding Expands Popular “Get Active in the Park” Program Volunteers Needed to Teach Outdoor Classes

Grant Funding Expands Popular “Get Active in the Park” Program

Active Southern West Virginia will partner with New River Gorge National River throughout the entire park for the entire year! The possibilities are endless on the adventures we will find. Everything will be introductory level and free.

Volunteers Needed to Teach Outdoor Classes

The National Park Service and Active Southern West Virginia have received a second year ...

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Active SWV Bridge Day 5K 2016 Recap

Active Southern West Virginia is proud to have hosted the first 5K running event across the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia. The Active SWV Bridge Day 5k, benefiting Active SWV Kids Running Clubs, took place on October 15, 2016.

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“Bridge Day, one of the largest extreme sports event in the world, is held ...

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Donate To Get Southern West Virginia Active!

Active Southern West Virginia has demonstrated consistent follow through by providing more opportunity for communities in southern West Virginia to be physically active. 

Donations are vital to sustaining and growing these programs.

Caring, confident volunteers have stepped up to commit their time to lead weekly programs across 4 counties. Businesses and organizations such as the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority and the New River Gorge National Park have opened their doors, provided resources, ...

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Active SWV Valley Elementary School Run Club

Active Southern West Virginia partners with Valley Elementary School, VES, once again to demonstrate how fun and rewarding school running clubs can be. With faculty support, VES has completed the second semester of the Active SWV Kids Run Club. For 6 weeks students have stayed after school for snacks, warm up, sprint games, running tips, distance running, and stretching all led by faculty and parent volunteers. Active SWV provides the coaches manual, coaches training, and race day support.

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New Year’s Eve Summit: Active SWV Community Captains

New Year’s eve day marks the end and the beginning. It feels like the summit of a great hike where you stop to appreciate the view. You glance back at the steps taken, boulders avoided, and distance accomplished through smooth and rough terrain. There is a great sense of pride from the view at the top, but as you look ahead at the next peak, and the peak after that, confidence is gained from this first journey.

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