Blog Entries - 2017

Coaching Female Athletes

June 23, 2017

This article was first published in Athletic Management Magazine in January of 2016 and highlights the Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP) organized  through Family Crisis Services based in Portland, ME which

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REI “Force of Nature” Fund

May 25, 2017

REI (Recreation Equipment Inc.) has been a leader in the outdoor recreation community for years. REI’s programs, such as the #OPTOUTSIDE initiative and the commitment to continue assisting in making the outdoors more

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National ParkRx Initiative: Using park prescriptions to encourage physical activity

April 8, 2017

According to the ParkRx initiative obesity costs the United States nearly $190 Billion per year. Roughly 29 million people in the United States are currently diagnosed with diabetes.  The National ParkRx initiative is

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The Nature Playbook: Strategies for facilitating experiences in Nature.

March 23, 2017

This year the Canadian Parks Council produced, “The Nature Playbook”, a fantastic resource for integrating nature into health, play, and physical activity. According to the Playbook, “Everyone involved in this

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The North Face Explore Fund Grant

March 2, 2017

The Explore Fund Grant is a grant program funded by the North Face. According to the Explore Fund website the grant’s purpose is to financially support 501(c)3 nonprofits that work to: Provide participants

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Grantee Highlight – Camp Joy

February 13, 2017    Grantee Highlight

This Grantee Highlight features Camp Joy, an organization that the NRF has been fortunate enough to work with on several granting projects. This post contains a paraphrased transcript of an interview that I had with

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