PK Move’s Ninja Reading Hour was amazing! We were excited to welcome 10 children and 7 adults for this interactive, movement-inspired literacy event which included songs, Story Time, ninja movement and parkour culture.
Favorite quote: “My son is very shy. I have never seen him get this excited and participate in a reading program before. He loved it!”
Many thanks to St Elmo’s Coffee Pub for hosting us. We’ll see you next month for more ninja magic!
PK Move has a number of upcoming events to raise moola for a our Community Matching Fund Project: a pop-up parkour playground and three years of FREE-to-the-public parkour lessons. Come to one or all of these events to support our project which will bring the power of play to people of all ages and abilities. Direct donations of any amount from individuals/families are greatly appreciated. We are also looking for corporate sponsors… and for a $5000 donation the playground can be named after YOUR company or organization! Click on the highlighted text to register. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Monday, 3/20, 7-9pmBEER BINGO at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub
PK is an abbreviation for the word parkour. Hence our name, PK Move. Parkour is a French word which could be translated as “obstacle course running.” Our definition? Parkour is moving through your environment in a fluid, efficient manner. This month, we are telling you why we love parkour. Listen to PK Silver participant Colin. He says, “This is fun. It’s outdoors. And it’s good for you.”
… it is worth going because you get to meet so many AMAZING individuals! Even though we’d rather be out playing parkour with YOU, we must keep making new contacts and partnerships, explore opportunities, promote awareness of our services and keep critical financial & community support coming in! This week we had several great meetings. We got up to speed on disrupting the status quo in senior care/services with journalist Meg LaPorte and also learned about Spring2Action fundraising with ACT in Alexandria and Razoo Giving. We met boatloads of wonderful people who are doing the most important work right here in our community and the wider DMV.
At PK Move, we offer no or low-cost functional fitness classes to those who could otherwise not afford them. Our parkour-based program aims to build strength of body and mind, improve balance, flexibly and coordination, reconnect our participants with nature, and increase their confidence and creativity in a supportive environment. We’ve only been active in Alexandria for three months, yet so far, through community partnerships, we have been able to offer the following programs:
Two PK Silver classes per week (functional fitness classes for seniors) Our PK School program assisted with parkour classes at the Wellness Day event at GWMS PK Pink serves Breast cancer survivors with an exercise and support meet-up
Money-wise, our budgetary needs are relatively low, and with your support, we can largely cover our program costs with our August 27th “PKMove Kick-Off” fundraising event.
For $30 per person, we’re offering you a night out on the town with two drinks (beer/wine/soft drinks), delicious food, live music from the Delaney Hall Band, an art exhibit, and more! We only need 200 friends to purchase tickets and join us for a FUN night out. This will help us meet our budget, allowing us to continue to share the transformative power of parkour with those in our community who would benefit the most. Please join us to build a healthier, stronger Alexandria. Purchase your tickets today and share with friends and bring a group. We are very grateful and thank you for your support! This thermometer graphic shows our progress toward our goals!