Partner Events

Upcoming Events

Apr 26
CATCH Webinar: Improving Children’s Health in North Carolina: A Collaborative Approach » April 26, 2016, 11:00 AM CDT -

Join us on Tues, 4/26 at 11 AM CDT for a webinar with Richard Rairigh, Director of Be Active Kids. Richard will speak about collaborative approaches to child health, and sun safety in North Carolina! In this month’s webinar we will discuss: • The Be Active Kids Program; • How CATCH and Be Active Kids have collaborated to bring Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Curriculum for Preschoolers to North Carolina; and, • Current and future outcomes and impact around sun safety efforts across North Carolina.

May 10
10th Annual HealthCorps Gala, A Walk Through Our Rose Garden » May 10, 2016, 6:30 PM EST - 11:00 PM EST

Chelsea Piers, New York, NY b/w 22nd & 23rd Street at West Side Hwy After Party 11pm to 12:30am Black or Red Tie Affair: Hosted by co-founders Lisa & Mehmet Oz, M.D. The Garden Gala is HealthCorps' largest fundraiser to help us expand our reach to more high school students in our mission to fight childhood obesity. This year we celebrate HealthCorps' 10th Annual Gala with "A Walk Through Our Rose Garden."

Apr 13
April 13th is Community Day at Buffalo Wild Wings! » April 13, 2016 -

10% of total sales will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota and the KIDSTOP program. Thanks for helping our community's children! Club & KIDSTOP members will be at Buffalo Wild Wings playing Minute To Win It games and awarding prizes and swag from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. and 6 - 7 p.m.

Apr 23
Occoquan River Cleanup RESCHEDULED » April 23, 2016, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Help keep the Occoquan River and reservoir clean! Due to the chilly weather forecast for this weekend, we've rescheduled the annual spring cleanup to Saturday, April 23, 2016. As usual, we'll be working from multiple locations all along the river and reservoir. Volunteers will gather trash on shore and paddlers work from canoes and kayaks to retrieve trash from the water.

Jun 07
Lutheran Services in Iowa Global Greens CSA program » June 07, 2016 - October 04, 2016

Are you looking for a smart, easy way to eat healthy produce this summer? The Global Greens program grows local, sustainable food that invests in and enriches the lives of people in the community – it’s good food for a great cause! Each week from June 7 – October 4, you’ll pick up a basket of five to ten freshly harvested items grown by our refugee farmers in the Global Greens program.

Jun 01
Iowa Corporate Games » June 01, 2016 -

The inaugural Des Moines Corporate Games will take place in the Metro from June 1 through July 31. The program aims to enable and support teamwork, company pride, volunteerism and physical fitness through healthy competition. A variety of sports and events will be offered including basketball, golf, dodge-ball, track and field and yoga. Company registration deadline is April 8.

May 19
Healthiest State Initiative Annual Conference » May 19, 2016 -

Step it Up Iowa Save the date for the 2016 Healthiest State Initiative Annual Conference: Step It Up Iowa. On May 19 at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University, explore the health benefits of walking, strategies to improve walkability, and what’s happening in our state to create walkable neighborhoods. Everyone has an important role to play; come learn what you can do to help make walking easier for everyone!

Apr 26
Wellmark Grand Blue Mile » April 26, 2016 -

5,280 Feet to Fitness. It’s what the Grand Blue Mile is all about. This annual event brings friends and families together to celebrate wellness through a one-mile street run in downtown Des Moines suited for all ages and abilities. From competitive to recreational, there’s something for everyone at the Grand Blue Mile. Your Race. Your Pace. Your Mile.

Apr 20
PLAN(T)! » April 20, 2016, 5:00 PM - April 20, 2016, 6:30 PM

The Clive Greenbelt Master Plan open house will offer FREE saplings to guests in recognition of Earth Day. Please stop by to view idea boards, presentations, and plans for the Clive Greenbelt. April 20, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Clive Special Events Building - 1801 NW 114th Street.

Apr 01
Give Back Iowa Challenge » April 01, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Join us for the Give Back Iowa Challenge! It’s time to help make Iowa a leader in employer-organized volunteering. Register today and see the benefits employee volunteers can bring to your company.

Apr 05
Join us in Minneapolis April 5-9 for the 2016 SHAPE America National Convention! » April 05, 2016 - April 09, 2016

This year, Sportime is proud to commemorate 50 years serving physical education teachers, youth & recreation leaders, and child care providers with the most advanced, research-based physical activity products and resources. In recognition of this milestone, Sportime continues to expand its offering and build its partnership with the SPARK curriculum, launching the new "Sportime featuring SPARK" virtual storefront at Sportime.com.

Jul 07
2016 K-6 PE Level II SPARK Institute in San Diego: K-6 PE Institute » July 07, 2016, 8:00 AM - July 08, 2016, 3:00 PM

Location: The Dana on Mission Bay 1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 Registration Includes: Two fun and fantastic days with SPARK's top presenters and program authors. Delicious breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day. Complete handout packet and supplementary materials. Institute t-shirt and great raffle prizes.

Jul 14
SPARK Institutes in San Diego July 14-15, 2016: SPARKabc’s Institute » July 14, 2016, 8:00 AM - July 15, 2016, 3:00 PM

SPARKabc’s (Activity Break Choices) is a complete solution for providing enjoyable and engaging physical activity opportunities in the classroom. Content includes Classroom ASAP’s (Active Soon As Possible) as well as physical activities that support learning standards in Literacy/Language Arts, STEM, Social Studies, Nutrition Education, and the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Jul 25
2016 SPARK Institutes in San Diego: Middle School Institute » July 25, 2016 - July 26, 2016

Location: The Dana on Mission Bay 1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 Registration Includes: Two fun and fantastic days with SPARK's top presenters and program authors. Delicious breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day. Complete handout packet and supplementary materials. Institute t-shirt and great raffle prizes.

Jul 28
2016 SPARK Institutes in San Diego: High School Institute » July 28, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Location: The Dana on Mission Bay 1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 Registration Includes: Two fun and fantastic days with SPARK's top presenters and program authors. Delicious breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day. Complete handout packet and supplementary materials. Institute t-shirt and great raffle prizes.

Jun 13
2016 SPARK Institutes in San Diego: After School Institute » June 13, 2016, 8:00 AM - June 14, 2016, 3:00 PM

Location: The Dana on Mission Bay 1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 Registration Includes: Two fun and fantastic days with SPARK's top presenters and program authors. Delicious breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day. Complete handout packet and supplementary materials. Institute t-shirt and great raffle prizes.

Jun 16
2016 SPARK Institutes in San Diego: Early Childhood Institute » June 16, 2016 - June 17, 2016

Location: The Dana on Mission Bay 1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 Registration Includes: Two fun and fantastic days with SPARK's top presenters and program authors. Delicious breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day. Complete handout packet and supplementary materials. Institute t-shirt and great raffle prizes.

Jun 23
2016 SPARK PE Technology Institute in San Diego » June 23, 2016, 8:00 AM - June 24, 2016, 3:00 PM

PE Technology Institute: Using Technology in K-12 Physical Education. Where are you on the PE tech scale? Are you a 1: You think a gigabyte is an appetizer in a sports bar? Or a 5: You’re a PE Geek who has been integrating a variety of apps in your physical education classes for years? Wherever you are in your personal technology quest, if you teach K-12 physical education, this 2-day Institute is for you!

Jun 27
2016 SPARK Institutes in San Diego: K-2 PE Institute » June 27, 2016 - June 28, 2016

Location: The Dana on Mission Bay 1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 Registration Includes: Two fun and fantastic days with SPARK's top presenters and program authors. Delicious breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day. Complete handout packet and supplementary materials. Institute t-shirt and great raffle prizes.

Jun 30
2016 SPARK Institutes in San Diego: 3-6 PE Institute » June 30, 2016 - July 01, 2016

Location: The Dana on Mission Bay 1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 Registration Includes: Two fun and fantastic days with SPARK's top presenters and program authors. Delicious breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day. Complete handout packet and supplementary materials. Institute t-shirt and great raffle prizes.

May 11
Action for Healthy Kids: Wellness Wednesday: Creating Walk and Bike to School Programs that Engage » May 11, 2016, 4:00 ET, 3:00 CT, 2:00 MT, 1:00 PT - 4:30 ET, 3:30 CT, 2:30 MT, 1:30 PT

Join Action for Healthy Kids for our May Monthly AFHK Wellness Wednesday Webinar to learn about Walk and Bike to School programs that will get your kids moving, and help them start their day ready to learn. Walk and Bike to School programs are a great way to engage families and community members in your health and wellness efforts. For school health teams and wellness champions.

Apr 13
Action for Healthy Kids: Wellness Wednesday: Volunteer for Healthy Schools » April 13, 2016, 4:00 ET, 3:00 CT, 2:00 MT, 1:00 PT - April 13, 2016, 4:30 ET, 3:30 CT, 2:30 MT, 1:30 PT

Join Action for Healthy Kids for our April Wellness Wednesday Webinar to learn ways to integrate volunteers into your health and wellness initiatives at your school. Whether you currently have active volunteers or are looking to utilize the help of new volunteers you'll walk away with tips, tricks and ideas on how volunteers can provide an extra helping hand or a needed, valuable skill set when it comes to your health and wellness programming.

Apr 21
National CACFP Conference » April 21, 2016 - April 23, 2016

Join over 1,000 members of the child nutrition community for an incredible few days of training, networking, and learning opportunities! Presented by the National CACFP Sponsors Association in cooperation with the USDA & the National Professionals Association. The National CACFP Conference brings together a diverse group of child nutrition stakeholders including USDA, Family Child Care Sponsor, Child Care Center, Head Start, Tribal Agency, State or Federal Agency, Food Bank, Emergency Shelter, Anti-Hunger Advocate, At-Risk or After School Community, and Industry Partners.

Apr 22
Firefighter Throw-down 2016 Indianapolis, IN » April 22, 2016 - April 23, 2016

Go big or go home! Operations by Crossfit North Atlanta. This is the 5th Firefighter Throwdown and it’s the largest ever! FDIC folks, otherwise known as the biggest baddest fire tradeshow the country has to offer held on April 22 & 23, at the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN.

Sep 16
RRCA: RUN@WORK Day: RUN@School Day » September 16, 2016 -

A nationwide movement to inspire a culture of fitness at work and schools. On September 16, 2016 the RRCA will present the 10th Annual RUN@WORK Day and the 4th Annual RUN@School Day, nationwide fitness efforts. Company-based wellness programs, human resources departments, running clubs, running events, running shoe stores, teachers, coaches parents, and individuals nationwide are encouraged to plan fun runs and walks around the country with their employers or at local schools.