On Your Mark, Get Set, Donate!
Supporting Our Local Track & Field Team
Your Donations Help to:
- Purchase equipment (javelins, shot puts, landing mats, etc)
- Provide special shoes & uniforms
- Provide snacks & hydration at meets
- Replace small gear (relay batons, tape for marking steps, spikes)
How to Donate
Three Ways to Contribute
Write a check to Taos Municipal Schools with the Memo reading Taos High Boys & Girls Track Team and bring or mail it to the studio.
Bring your cash contribution to the studio.
Click the button below and make a contribution via our PayPal (a 3% fee will be deducted). Please note that it is a Track & Field Donation.
Donate Before Feb. 29th
Please make your donations before the end of this month. We will make sure your contribution goes directly to Coach Mitchell and provide you with a receipt.
If you donate at least $25 Aura will send you a promo code for a FREE CLASS that you can use in person or online.
Our mailing address: Aurafitness 1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite S, Taos, NM 87571
A Message from Aura
I have a very special connection with the sport of Track & Field. I was a high jumper from the tiny town of Questa, NM, and being an athlete was a ticket to college for me. I earned a scholarship from the University of New Mexico Track and Field program that helped pay my way through school so I could earn my degree (which is in Political Science, but that's another story).
Being an athlete at that level allowed me to travel and meet people on an international scale, pursue my education, and broaden my experience way beyond New Mexico! Track & Field was not only a way to support my larger dreams and education goals, but also a way to find my sense of self, my capability, and strength of spirit as well as strength of body. I didn't realize it until later, but all of that experience with training, injury, healing, and coaching was the beginning of this career that I love so much! You could say that Aurafitness is here today, because of those years as a field athlete.
Track & Field, in particular, is such a beautiful sport that supports both individual development and teamwork. It teaches life skills way beyond what's required physically like self-discipline, intentional mindset, belief in oneself, and resilience. A few years back, I had the opportunity to help out coaching our local Taos High School team under the leadership of Head Coach Benny Mitchell. I was able to see how Benny and his coaches support these kids in so many ways and give a HUGE amount of their hearts (and time) to them. They teach leadership, collaboration, sportsmanship, focus, camaraderie, and so much more. Track & Field is co-ed and embraces a huge variety of skill levels and individuals. It is also a sport that is perpetually in need of funding because it is not one of the more popular sports (like football or basketball) with lots of spectator revenue.
I believe that investing in youth sports is an investment in our future on many levels. I deeply appreciate the investment that was made in me all those years ago. Getting our kids to move is part of mental health (we feel this in our own bodies, right?). For some of our kids, their team after school is all they have. When we support our young student-athletes, we ignite their potential to be and do so much more. The Aurafitness community has come together before to support local, youth initiatives and once again, we'd love to make a meaningful contribution to our kids and their growth. I'd like to personally ask you to contribute to our Taos High Track & Field program because they've asked for our help. Because without small townTrack & Field, this studio wouldn't be here. Because this is our small town and we can make a difference!
Aura (I found the old black & white below of me jumping in 1993 - ah youth!!)
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