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Dearest Momentum Supporters and Friends,

It is hard to believe that MOMentum started when Hayden was a baby and I was walking the hills in my neighborhood with my co-founder Kelly Singer, trying to get the baby weight off. We came up with an idea to help moms in our community. We wanted healthy living to be accessible to everyone regardless of their financial situation. Our hearts were heavy for the moms who worked all day and had to choose between seeing their kids and exercising. We felt it was important not to have to choose. We wanted to help the moms who wanted to model healthy living to their families but were unsure how.

We saw a need in our community and decided not to look around to see who was going to step in and help. Why not us???

I started visiting parks and interviewing moms. I learned from some they didn’t feel safe going for walks in their neighborhoods. This particular interview at Powell Barnet Park in Seattle stayed with me. I made a promise to myself that day that I would make it happen for those women. It wasn’t the first park I installed, or even the third, but I got it done. It makes me so happy knowing the women I spoke to that day are able to go use the equipment.

We created MOMentum. We put exercise equipment in parks next to playgrounds so moms could exercise while watching their children. We believe it is a domino effect: healthy moms raise healthy families.

When we installed our first site in Les Gove Park in Auburn, this was a new concept. It was featured in the New York Times and many other newspapers. Luckily for us, it caught on quickly. We soon partnered with Seattle Parks Foundation and Trust for Public Land. I so enjoyed these partnerships. It was an honor to work alongside them. I also had the privilege to work with Seattle Parks Department and King County Parks.

I have heard amazing feedback over the years from senior citizen groups, moms on play dates, school groups, and your average parkgoer who uses the equipment regularly about how it has benefited their lives. This makes me so happy.

Over the last year or so, I started realizing that this idea has really taken off. Now when community groups ask for upgrades to their parks or playgrounds, they are asking for the equipment. The government is stepping in and helping them make this a reality.

This is a happy, sad reality for me. I have realized there isn’t really a need for MOMentum any longer. It is now a norm.

With that said, I am ready to close the doors to MOMentum and am ready to start a new chapter in my life. It has been an honor serving you and my community these seven years.

 

Here’s to a healthier community!

All my best,

Paige

 

With special thanks to:

My co-founder Kelly Singer

Seattle Parks Foundation

Trust for Public Land

Seattle Parks Department

King County Parks

Bellevue Parks Department

My board

Mario Bianchi and Lasher for legal services

Lisa Hess

Linda Nordstrom

Jay and Pam Green

Amelia for your help with the park in Bellevue

 

A big thank-you to all my generous donors. Without you there would be no equipment in these parks.

 

Robert and Marcia Lewis

Louisa and Scott Malatos

Kim Richter

Pam and Joshua Green

Donald and Jo Anne Rosen

Seattle Foundation

Anonymous

Theodore and Iris Wagner

Terrance and Helen Gleason

Joshua Green Foundation

Jan Hendrickson

Kristi and Dave Buck

Wal-Mart Foundation

Kelly Singer

Paige Dunn

Connie Amundson

Sandra and Steven Cox

Jill Jackson

City of Auburn

Cori Kirkpatrick

Effie True

Shelley Pemberton and George Laramore

Elizabeth Lie

Carolyn Gladwell

Sally and Paul Kassab

Carol Kipling

Karen and Dennis Dunn

Mary and James Dunnam

Cynarah and Waruna Ellawala

Sarah and Mike Bruemmer

Lorna Kneeland

Stephanie Molta

Rue La La

Brown Paper Tickets

GiltCity

The Original Children’s Shop

Jessica Fleming

Andrew and Sarah Watts

Michele Rutherford

Anna and Jason McEvers

Joan Strecker

Veronique Hopkinson

Elizabeth Schiltz

Alicia and Michael Hatch

Negar Partovi

Catherine Gundlach

Sara Miller

Esther Haak

Lemurn Lok

Laura Wilson

Stephanie Duryea

Anne Bridgeland

Barre 3

Carolyn Robbs

Heidi Tranisi

Eliza Flug

Trea Diament

Soroptomist International of Auburn

Rick Starkenburg

Verity Credit Union

Central Market

Councilmember Raegan Dunn

Amanda Deardorff

Erik and Julie Nordstrom

Chelsea Mann

Brad and Merrie Schilperoort

Tory Burch, LLC

Laura Brisbane

Vivian Burnett

Patricia Barrier

Coca Cola

Natalie Wallace

Mary-Bridget Pehl

Kyleen Niccolls

Cathi Hatch

Elizabeth Parsons

Joan Brennan

Linda M. Kosin

Jen Harper

Sandra Spurlock

Rachel Schindler and Dan Woodman

Maria Fleuroq

Tristan Gary

Krista and Chug Grinstein

Kathi Green

Angelina and Ryan Olson

Lisa Hess

Amelia Vasudevan

Susie Naficy

Lisa Dingwall

Mary Pemberton

James and Mary Snelling

Chet Morgan

Elizabeth Cody

Juliet and Stephen Roger

Judith and Herbert Schwartz

Michael and Jennifer Hyde

Mrs. Sally and Kurt Feldman

Margaret and Robert Stickrod

Jennifer Porteous

JK Group

Maria Christofilis

King & Oliason PLLC

Serpentine Jewelry Design

Robert and Marcia Lewis

Louisa and Scott Malatos

Kim Richter

Pam and Joshua Green

Donald and Jo Anne Rosen

Seattle Foundation

Anonymous

Theodore and Iris Wagner

Terrance and Helen Gleason

Joshua Green Foundation

Jan Hendrickson

Kristi and Dave Buck

Wal-Mart Foundation

Kelly Singer

Paige Dunn

Connie Amundson

Sandra and Steven Cox

Jill Jackson

City of Auburn

Cori Kirkpatrick

Effie True

Shelley Pemberton and George Laramore

Elizabeth Lie

Carolyn Gladwell

Sally and Paul Kassab

Carol Kipling

Karen and Dennis Dunn

Mary and James Dunnam

Cynarah and Waruna Ellawala

Sarah and Mike Bruemmer

Lorna Kneeland

Stephanie Molta

Rue La La

Brown Paper Tickets

GiltCity

The Original Children’s Shop

Jessica Fleming

Andrew and Sarah Watts

Michele Rutherford

Anna and Jason McEvers

Joan Strecker

Veronique Hopkinson

Elizabeth Schiltz

Alicia and Michael Hatch

Negar Partovi

Catherine Gundlach

Sara Miller

Esther Haak

Lemurn Lok

Laura Wilson

Stephanie Duryea

Anne Bridgeland

Barre 3

Carolyn Robbs

Heidi Tranisi

Eliza Flug

Trea Diament

Soroptomist International of Auburn

Rick Starkenburg

Verity Credit Union

Central Market

Councilmember Regan Dunn

Amanda Deardorff

Erik and Julie Nordstrom

Chelsea Mann

Brad and Merrie Schilperoort

Tory Burch, LLC

Laura Brisbane

Vivian Burnett

Patricia Barrier

Coca Cola

Natalie Wallace

Mary-Bridget Pehl

Kyleen Niccolls

Cathi Hatch

Elizabeth Parsons

Joan Brennan

Linda M. Kosin

Jen Harper

Sandra Spurlock

Rachel Schindler and Dan Woodman

Maria Fleuroq

Tristan Gary

Krista and Chug Grinstein

Kathi Green

Angelina and Ryan Olson

Lisa Hess

Amelia Vasudevan

Susie Naficy

Lisa Dingwall

Mary Pemberton

James and Mary Snelling

Chet Morgan

Elizabeth Cody

Juliet and Stephen Roger

Judith and Herbert Schwartz

Michael and Jennifer Hyde

Mrs. Sally and Kurt Feldman

Margaret and Robert Stickrod

Jennifer Porteous

JK Group

Maria Christofilis

King & Oliason PLLC

Serpentine Jewelry Design

 

 

 

paige green

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