Chicago Tribune Highlights Redefined Giving Back Through Play

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Redefined Fitness Drew a Big Crowd Last Year for its Annual Giving Back Through Play Community Event

Check out our coverage in the Chicago Tribune for the annual “Giving Back Through Play” on Saturday, September 17 at Lovelace Park, 2740 Gross Point Rd., in Evanston, IL.

The annual event, held from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm, is billed as an afternoon of fun, fitness, food and friends to support children from shelters in Evanston, IL and Gary, Ind. Approximately 80 children, 40 adults and 50 volunteers are expected. Look for an afternoon of soccer, football, face painting, arts and crafts, carnival games, fishing and more.

Who Attends This Redefined Fitness Event?

In addition to clients, Redefined Fitness has invited children from shelters in Evanston and Gary, Ind. There also will be guests from community organizations that support the homeless and underprivileged. This year’s guests will be from Connections for the Homeless and Family Focus, both of Evanston, and the Ark Shelter, a long-term transitional facility in Gary, Ind. for homeless women and their children.

“We want Redefined Fitness to be the liaison between the fortunate and less fortunate,” said Eric Smoot, who along with Silviu Gansca founded Redefined Fitness. “We want to be the bridge of hope.”

Stop by and have some fun. It’s a great way to give back….and play!