Todd Elsworth, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Recreation Northwest to Host Breakfast of Champions! at Boundary Bay
Celebrating our Community of Outdoor Recreation Champions
BELLINGHAM, WA., September 21st, 2016
Recreation Northwest, known for putting on fun community events like the Bellingham Traverse and the Recreation Northwest EXPO & SUMMIT, is hosting a new event on Tuesday, October 4th at Boundary Bay Brewery. Hosted by the Board of Directors, the Breakfast of Champions! will be held from 7:30 am – 9:00 am. Guests will enjoy a hearty local breakfast with fellow Outdoor Recreation Champions.
“We are bringing the recreation community together to celebrate our collective accomplishments and learn what’s in the hopper for next year,” explains April Claxton, Program Director. After breakfast, staff and board members will describe how people can be a part of Recreation Northwest’s new program to work with healthcare providers. The goal is to get more people outside to create a Healthy Whatcom by implementing a local Park Prescriptions program in Whatcom County.
According to the WA State Dept. of Health, 29% of Whatcom residents 18 and older report their activity is limited by their physical or mental health. Based on a growing consensus that time in nature has many health benefits, both physical and mental, Recreation Northwest is developing a new program in partnership with local parks departments and health practitioners to prescribe active time outside.
“Whatcom County has a strong network of parks and trails and many robust outdoor programs for Recreation Northwest to utilize and grow the number of people spending active time outside,” explains April Claxton, Parks Prescriptions program lead.
Win a package of Outdoor Recreation FUN! Items donated by Mt Baker Mountain Guides, Seattle Manufacturing Co (SMC), Thousand Trails, WMBC, The YMCA, Adventures NW Magazine, the Community Boating Center and other favorites.
Recreation Northwest’s Board of Directors: Kurt Baumgarten, President; David Laws, Vice President; Treasurer; Dean Fearing, Secretary; Pamela Jull; Erin McCain-Anderson, Brian Roche, Nikki Quinn, Al Ragan, Adam Lent, and Mike McAuley.
Tickets for the Breakfast of Champions can be purchased at: https://www.recreationnorthwest.org/events/breakfast-of-champions/
About Recreation Northwest
Recreation Northwest is a Bellingham, Washington–based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting outdoor recreation, and bringing people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. For more information, to become a sponsor or to volunteer, visit RecreationNorthwest.org.