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Operation Get Active announces continued support from the Volkswagen Workers Foundation

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Operation Get Active announces continued support from the Volkswagen Workers Foundation

Volkswagen Workers Foundation donates another $200,000 to support the grassroots youth soccer programme promoting healthy and active lifestyles among youth.

Operation Get Active is pleased to announce that the Volkswagen Workers Foundation is continuing its partnership with a $200,000 donation for 2019. Over the past four years, the foundation has contributed $700,000 to the grassroots soccer programme.

Operation Get Active (OGA), a programme of the Chattanooga Football Club Foundation, is a health initiative that encourages young people across Hamilton County to live active and healthy lifestyles. This is accomplished by introducing participants to soccer via an after-school programme that meets for 90-minute sessions two times per week over ten weeks in the fall and spring, and a summer programme that meets for 120-minute sessions once a week over seven weeks. This year, OGA will have reached over 5,000 youth since the programme began in 2016.

Since we launched in the spring of 2016, the Volkswagen Workers Foundation has been a huge supporter of Operation Get Active; their continued commitment is a testament to their dedication towards ensuring that we have a healthy community and inspire kids to be more physically active,” said Peter Woolcock, director of Operation Get Active. 

Congratulations to Peter and his team on the great success of Operation Get Active. Volkswagen Workers Foundation is very proud to support this great initiative now in its fourth year in a row,” said Matthias Erb, president of the Volkswagen Workers Foundation. 

The Volkswagen Workers Foundation, a charitable nonprofit organisation, is the American branch of the Volkswagen Employee Foundation, a German non-profit organisation that supports the education of children and young adults through improvement of their living conditions.

"Through its Workers Foundation and Operation Get Active, Volkswagen continues to invest in our community and to provide healthy and positive lifestyles for Chattanoogans," said Mayor of Chattanooga Andy Berke. 

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 14:42