Shoes For Kids Program Breaks Fundraising Record

The Shoes for Kids program, which donates free running shoes to kids in the Fargo-Moorhead community, raised a record total of more than $35,000 this year. This year $1 was donated from each Fargo Marathon Friday Night 5K registration. Friday Night 5K co-sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and Discovery Benefits and the…
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Three North Dakota Cities Receive Playful City USA Designation

By Ryan Schuster Bismarck, Fargo and West Fargo are three of 217 cities from 43 states that have received the 2013 Playful City USA designation to honor local commitment to play and physical activity. Playful City USA is a national recognition program from the nonprofit KaBOOM! group that promotes local policies and programs supporting physical…
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Bringing Recess To Work

By Ryan Schuster We’re serious about promoting healthy living, physical activity and healthy eating habits. How serious? A group of our customer service employees in Fargo took a short break during work this morning to get outside, get some light exercise and have fun. Don’t worry, we had enough other people working to answer the…
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New Fargo Mall Indoor Playground Brings Recess Back

By Ryan Schuster The sound of children playing has returned to the play area at West Acres Shopping Center in Fargo. After being closed for renovations, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota sponsored play area reopened on Friday as Recess West, a new brighter and more colorful redesigned space with more play options…
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Explore West Acres Mall Activities With Your Kids

By Ryan Schuster We are partnering with West Acres mall in Fargo to renovate the playland by the mall’s food court. A new, redesigned Recess West play area will open in the same location as the former dinosaur themed playland in early May. But you don’t have to wait until the new indoor playground opens…
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