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NOW to Support Child Abuse Prevention with Free Training for Area Coaches

by Sarah Mortensen

Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. (NOW) will offer free training to area youth sports organizations in the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children program over the spring and fall sports seasons. The program, which teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, is designed for individuals concerned about the safety […]

NOW & Quinebaug Valley Youth Lacrosse Host Clinic

by Sarah Mortensen

On Sunday, March 26th NOW and Quinebaug Valley Youth Lacrosse hosted a free lacrosse clinic at the Woodstock Academy Fieldhouse. The event was open to a broad range of ages with children aged 4 through 14 attending and learning a variety of skills. Over 75 children attended and rotated through stations focused on passing, shooting, […]

3rd Annual NOW Paint for a Purpose raises $840 for NOW Book Awards

by Sarah Mortensen

On Saturday, March 25, 2017 NOW held two fundraising paint events with Artique at their new location at 135 Main Street in Putnam. Both events were sold out, with 84 people attending in total. Friendly Spirits donated beer and wine for both events, with light appetizers and desserts donated by The Lunch Box Catering Co. […]

NOW Hosts 2nd Annual Running Clinic at Tourtellotte Memorial High School

by Sarah Mortensen

On Sunday, March 5th Northeast Opportunities for Wellness (NOW), held a youth sports clinic focused on track & field skills at Tourtellotte Memorial High School in Thompson. The clinic saw volunteer coaches and student athletes from Tourtellotte working with 50 children ages 6 to 13 on a variety of skills, including: sprinting, distance, jumping, throwing, […]

Kerri Murphy Spin for NOW Celebrates 6th Year

by Sarah Mortensen

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, 35 people gathered at The Fitness Studio in Dudley, MA to continue an annual winter tradition focused on fitness and fundraising. Pedaling on stationary bikes for a marathon three-hours, participants of the Annual Kerri Murphy Spin for NOW found their stamina tested with a high-intensity spin class, all in the […]

NOW Looks for Support on Giving Tuesday – November 29th 2016

by Kim Rosebrooks

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Please consider supporting Northeast Opportunities for Wellness on Giving Tuesday, as every gift we receive will help us continue to provide scholarship opportunities and […]

We’re Hiring a Programming Coordinator

by Kim Rosebrooks

NOW Programming Coordinator Description: Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides opportunities in sports, fitness, and nutrition for children ages 3-14 who otherwise may not be able to afford such opportunities, is seeking a part-time Programming Coordinator to manage NOW’s Fitness & Nutrition programs, education and community outreach. Compensation: $13.00-$17.00 per […]