First, many thanks to all who have made financial contributions to PK Move’s Pop-Up Playground! We are thrilled to say we are very close to reaching our goal of $5000 for the Community Matching Fund Grant! We must close this deal in just two more weeks, so we are reaching out one more time for your support!
That’s right, only $960 needed! SO CLOSE!!
How can you help?
1. Make a direct tax-deductible donation using credit card or PayPal.
2. Write a tax-deductible check to PK Move and send it to PK Move, 805 N. Overlook Dr., Alexandria, VA 22305
3. Come by St. Elmo’s on June 1st between 6 – 8pm for Del Ray’s Wellness First Thursday! We will have an obstacle course and raffle available with GREAT prizes from our amazing wellness community, including Ease Yoga Café and Truly-Life.
4. Purchase a $30 Pop-Up t-shirt from us! Featuring the art work of Ivan Alkhovskiy, these shirts are hip and show your commitment to accessible play structures and movement education for all!
Please call contact us directly at info@pkmove,org or 703-216-0051 if you need more info!
PK Move is thrilled to announce that Jesse Danger – master parkour coach, stuntman, and co-founder of The Movement Creative – will be joining us on April 5th for our Parkour-A-thon! Don’t miss your chance to meet up with Jesse, play with PK Move, and make a donation to the Pop-Up! Tie optional. 😎
Check out this interview with Jesse with Pop-Up Sponsor American Parkour.
PK Move is very lucky to have a strong community of support. Cindy Cariens, along with her husband Rich, have been important behind-the-scenes supporters of PK Move from the beginning. In addition to generous financial donations, PK Move has received essential obstacle course equipment, including precision trainers and a vault box from Rich and Cindy. We cannot thank them enough, as this greatly enhanced our obstacle courses and demos.
Cindy, known especially for her amazing parkour rail skills, is an avid climber. She was recently featured in an article on Vertical Rock’s blog. In addition to being a badass in the gym, Cindy is a homeschooling mother of three wonderful people.
Our non-profit could not function with out the support of people like Cindy who lend a helping hand. In the face of many obstacles, she has also been an inspiration, continuing to move and challenge herself. In the article, Cindy says:
I’ve slowly progressed with climbing while minding a serious physical constraint, but I’ve also been able to keep pushing myself in a way no amount of squats in physical therapy can. Now my training is geared toward making me a better climber.
Her philosophy mirrors that of PK Move, which serves special populations. We emphasize gentle, steady progress and mindfulness of physical constraints, while training at the limits of abilities. We always encourage our participants to engage in whichever of our “sister” movement disciplines “speaks” to them: climb, dance, yoga, martial arts, tai chi, free weights, etc. Crosstraining makes our participants and our fitness community stronger. A central tenet of parkour is:
Be strong to be useful.
Many thanks to Cindy and Rich for their support. They make PK Move stronger which in turn allows us to be more useful and helpful to others.
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
Monday, 3/20, 7-9pm BEER BINGO at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub
Friday, 3/31, 6-9pm JOIN US 4 JUMPS at Flight Trampoline Park.
Wednesday, 4/5, 10am – 2pm SPRING2ACTION PARKOUR-A-THON at Hume Springs Park & Cora Kelly Rec Center for any or all of the following activities: PK Silver, Ninja Story Time, Demo & Mini-Classes
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.”
Beginning December 7, we will have only one PK Silver class per week. This class will meet on Wednesdays, 10am at Monarca in Flight, 3431-F Carlin Springs Rd, Falls Church. (Near REI & UltraZone, but around back/side of building.)
Many thanks to Aco and Monarca in Flight, a beautiful, new aerials studio in Northern Virginia, for being a PK Move sponsor and generously hosting us. Check out Monarca’s class offerings.
Tuesday, August 23rd, 10-11am: PK Silver will meet at the James M Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
Wednesday, August 24th, 10-11am: PK Silver will meet at the Ft Ward amphitheater, 4301 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304
Saturday, August 27th, 6-10pm: “PK Move Kick-Off Party” at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301. Please join us for a FUN evening of music, good food & drink, art, and more! Your ticket supports adapted parkour programs for special populations in Alexandria!