Congratulations to Courtney Van Bussum and her EPICS team, Fit Start Kids, on becoming a semi-finalist in the Social Venture Partners (SVP) 2015 Fast Pitch Challenge.

SVP Fast Pitch Arizona is a two month communication skills building program and competition for innovative nonprofits in Maricopa County.  The program equips nonprofit leaders to communication their story powerfully and connects them with leaders of the business and funding communities who can help them create a significant community impact.

Fit Start Kids is an EPICS project that is working to encourage better exercise and health habits in elementary and middle school children.

The competition took place on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Among the 20 non-profit semi-finalists that participated, Van Bussum helped earn her team an award of $2,000!