SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—The California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has selected Trips for Kids (TFK) as its 2009 Non-Profit Organization of the Year from more than 700 nominees.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Anthem Blue Cross Foundation presented the award to TFK with a gold medal on September 16 at the Fourth Annual Spotlight Awards ceremony in Sacramento.
As part of the award, Trips for Kids will receive a Spolight Award $10,000 donation at a special ceremony in San Rafael, California, on November 19.
"Trips for Kids is overjoyed to be the recipient of this prestigious award," said Marilyn Price, founding director of TFK. "Recognition from the Spotlight Awards will significantly boost our visibility and encourage more people to sign up as Trips for Kids chapters. The prize will really help us give underserved youth an opportunity to be active through our mountain bikes rides."
The California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting physical activity for all Californians with an emphasis on children and youth. Anthem Blue Cross Foundation has granted more than $1.75 million to the Council over the last five years.
"I congratulate all of this year's Gold Medal winners," Schwarzenegger said.
Council chairman Jake Steinfeld, founder of Major League Lacrosse and Exercise TV said, "We're proud to shine a spotlight on each of our award [winners] because they are each doing something amazing to help California's children."