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Happy Holidays

We believe no kid should be denied the opportunity to create memorable childhood experiences.

Holiday assistance is available.

Application deadline is December 20, 2021

Our Why

This initiative was inspired by my 10 year old daughter, Tamerah. During the height of the pandemic, April 2020, Tamerah received a new bike from her grandma as way to uplift her spirits. By this time Tamerah was really missing her teacher, friends, and other school staff with the sudden change from in-person to virtual learning. Excited and eager, she rode her bike everyday. I noticed an immediate positive change in her mood and her bike riding even became a part of her daily P.E. activity.

From there Tamerah asked if we could invite other kids to ride with us. This lead to Tamerah's Family Bike Ride in June 2020. Approximately 20 friends and family members gathered at Mt. Trashmore park and rode their bikes for about an hour. Her next idea came during a meeting with the Newport News Police Department. Tamerah spoke up and pitched the idea to Police Chief Drew to ride bikes with officers during a time of social unrest. That too was a success. In September 2020 close to 50 riders, participated in the bike ride and ejoyed lunch issued by the Newport News Police department.

In 2019 Tamerah was diagnosed with a rare health condition that compromises her immune system and other parts of her body. We believe it has been the regular activity with bike riding, healthier eating, and staying in good spirits that plays a major role in the great reports we continue to receive from her doctors.

 

Seeing first hand how grandma's gift impacted Tamerah, we wanted to extend that same feeling to other children. Last year we collected 30 new bikes & helmets in 30 days and helped families who were facing financial hardship due to the pandemic.

 

This year our goal is to collect 300 new bikes and helmets as families are still facing hard times.

NewMan Fitness Foundation is comitted to providing Simple Solutions that contribute to improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve.

Tanecia Newman

Founder & Executive Director

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Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday.