Athletes vs Epilepsy Kids Crew 10-Day Challenge
Join us on March 13, 2019
Athletes vs Epilepsy, 10-Day Challenge
Do your children like to participate in sports? Do you want them to eat healthily and be active? Well, now they can by earning the new Athletes vs Epilepsy Kids Crew pin by completing an activity that is a part of the Athletes vs Epilepsy 10-Day Challenge program. The challenge encourages them to be active and eat healthily.
Athletes vs Epilepsy is a program for athletes, coaches, volunteers, and fans to raise awareness and funds to help the Epilepsy Foundation support people all over the country. The initiative brings awareness to sports through participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as their supportive friends, family, and fans. Follow these steps to earn your pin:
Step One: Become an Epilepsy Foundation Kids Crew Member. The Kids Crew is for all kids 14 and under.
Step Two: Choose any or all of the kid-focused activities included in the 10-Day Challenge and mark them off on your printable completion sheet.
Step Three: After you complete your activities, email your signed 10-Day completion sheet to [email protected]and we will kick, throw, and run your Athletes vs Epilepsy pin to you!
Each day, pick at least one of these ways to earn your pin:
In this option, kids will be challenged to make healthy eating choices for 10 days by switching out a less healthy option with one that is more beneficial. Kids will log their choices in their completion sheet and parents will sign off.
- Water vs Soda: Choose water over other sugary drinks.
- Fruits and Veggies vs Sugary Snacks: Choose fruits and veggies over junk food.
- Make it a Meal: Making a healthy choice for your breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
2.Walk or Ride There
In this option, kids are challenged to replace inactivity during travel with exercise. Make it a walk, or ride your bike to:
- Get groceries with a guardian
- Sports Practice
- Music Lesson
- A friend’s house
- Pick up a sibling
- Visit a family member
Replace a TV show or Video Game with one of these activities– Try for 25 reps!
- Jumping Jacks
- Jumping Rope
- Walk the dog (around the block!)
**If your child is unable to complete these, feel free to modify to their needs
FUN-draising Ideas and Awareness - Optional
Support comes in many different forms. Parents will help their child to accomplish their 10-Day challenge and sign off on their accomplishments. You can also help by spreading the word about the efforts your child is making. If your child wants to fundraise along the way to help support programs, services, and research at the Epilepsy Foundation, you can create a fundraising page for them here. Tell everyone what they are doing to keep healthy and why!
Here are some examples of ways to share your message. Be sure to include a picture if you feel comfortable doing so.
“[Name of your child] is making healthy and active choices to help people with epilepsy!”
“[Name of your child] is working to reach his Athletes vs Epilepsy 10-Day Challenge as a member of the Kids Crew!”
“Help [Name of your child] by donating to her fundraising page to help people living with Epilepsy.”
“[Name of your child] is fundraising for the Athletes vs Epilepsy 10-Day Challenge to help people living with epilepsy.”
Use Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. They are the best ways to share your message with your friends and family about how your child is spreading awareness for epilepsy!
- Be sure to use the hashtag #AthletesvsEpilepsy and tag @epilepsyfdn
- Creating your fundraising page is easy. Register to fundraise here. Then, share your unique link with friends and family!
Try to complete the challenge 10 days in a row. If you get sick or something happens, that’s okay. Pick up where you left off.