The Fourth Avenue Gym Athletic Foundation was created in 2017 by 4th Avenue Gym owner Justin Haile. The foundation mission is to provide athletic equipment and needed resources to Yuma County High School sports programs in Yuma Arizona.
4th Avenue Gym donates $1.00 from every shirt and day pass sold at the facility in addition to the generous yearly donations from local businesses & patrons.
The first year 2018 our fundraising raised $12,000 for area schools, year two 2019 raised $20,000, year three 2020 raised $30,000 and as of August 2020 the fund has raised $24,000 in 4 months. We have been working very hard during the Covid closure to make this the biggest year of fundraising for our Yuma Youth! With 8 more months of fundraising to go we have almost exceeded last years total in just the first 4 months.
Join us and donate to help make our high school sports programs the best they can be!
To learn more about 4th Avenue Gym, visit FourthAvenueGym.com
how it works.
The fundraising begins May of each year and lasts until the following May.
In May, the local high schools are given a budget based on the total amount raised that year.
For instance, in 2020 each school was given $5,000 budget to create their wish list with.
100% of the funds raised each year are given to local high schools.
The fund starts again at ZERO each season.
The schools then give their wish list of equipment/items to Justin Haile at 4th Avenue Gym.
Justin takes the wish list and uses his over 25 years of experience and contacts in the gym industry to procure the best prices & deals for the schools, maximizing their budget.
After ordering every item personally, Justin and 4th Avenue Gym staff members hand deliver and, if needed, install the equipment at each high school prior to the start of
Fall semester each year.