Not surprisingly, one of our favourite movies of all time is Pay It Forward. In it, a school assignment requires a boy to come up with an idea to change the world & put the idea into action. He comes up with the notion of paying a favour not back, but forward – by repaying good deeds received by, in turn, doing good deeds for 3 other people.
We have chosen to adopt this “pay it forward” philosophy within SPARTA by committing to
donate $1 for every hour of training SPARTA provides.
So by hiring SPARTA, you are also helping someone else.
In 2011, SPARTA has chosen to support:
This charity should be close to the heart of anyone who has the gift of movement.
John Maclean was the first wheelchair athlete to finish the Hawaii Ironman & swim the English Channel (amongst many other achievements).
The John Maclean Foundation assists children who experience paraplegia, quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and similar conditions by providing financial assistance to purchase items such as new wheelchairs, vehicle & house modifications, surgery and medical assistance, computers, remedial aids & other items that improve the quality of life.
(2) Fit For Good
Fit For Good is a new initiative launched in 2011 by Australian Fitness Network with its launch partner Mission Australia to provide health & fitness opportunities to Australians in need.
Those of us who exercise on a regular basis know that physical fitness, regular exercise & a healthy diet can make a significant contribution towards improving mental life & outlook on life.
Fit for Good works with its partners to identify needs within the community & then fulfil those needs through volunteers, donated products and services, scholarships and, in time, financial contributions.
Check out Fit for Good’s Facebook page to see the great work that it is doing.
The charities that SPARTA supports over the years may change but our commitment to “paying it forward” will not.
Thanks to the support of SPARTA’s valued clients, a donation has already been made to both charities this year. We are very proud to be supporting these wonderful charities & we thank all of SPARTA’s clients for allowing us to do so.