Reading & Fitness Challenge

Reading & Fitness Challenge


When: Friday, March 8
Time: 12 p.m.
Where: Municipal Auditorium

Students who are in 3rd to 8th grade are invited to participate in the 2019 Reading & Fitness Challenge.

Each student will be asked to read 12 books and complete two fitness logs to participate.  All winners will receive fun prizes and admission to the 2019 MIAA Men’s Basketball Championship quarterfinal game held at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 8 at Municipal Auditorium in Downtown Kansas City, MO.

Schools, groups and individuals are all encouraged to participate!  Each year we look forward to the growth of this program and the betterment of the community.  Click here to learn how to get started.

Please contact Madi Osias via email at or call 816.474.0253 if you are interested in participating in this year’s challenge or have questions about the program.


reading_fitness_250wide“I have been involved in WIN for KC Reading and Fitness Challenge for 11 years.  In 2003, I attended the basketball games with only one student who completed the challenge.  I knew the benefits of this program and was dedicated to make it succeed in my schools.  In today’s society, children need something to work for.  Once they reaped the rewards for completing the fitness and reading challenge, they were eager to participate each year and motivated more students to get involved.  In turn, the students were becoming more physically fit and reading more without realizing it.  I ended my teaching career taking 69 students to the 2014 MIAA Basketball Tournament.  I believe in this program so much that I have become a volunteer.”

– Deborah Brown, Retired physical education teacher

pittstateteam_250wide“You hear a lot of talk about athletes “giving back” and reaching out to the community and becoming more involved with the youth as role models… Those comments are accurate, but the best part for our student-athletes is what we receive from the young students. We get as much out of laughing, cheering or just talking to the kids, as they do interacting with us. To see their smiles and watch them be themselves in this setting is a positive and memorable experience for the members of our team.”

– Kevin Muff, Head Basketball Coach, Pittsburg State University

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