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Zumba-thon Benefits Local Students' Nonprofit

EvoFit Challenge created to help youth achieve dreams.

Three students held the inaugural fundraiser May 12 at for their new nonprofit EvoFit Challenge, which aims to help local young people achieves their dreams.

Seventh-graders Noelle Capone and Coco Ramgopal and fifth-grader Asia Cofield put on a Zumba-thon, in which participants performed the Latin dance-inspired fitness program.

“We want to get the whole community involved in changing the world,” said Asia. “We know that we can do this by helping our peers fulfill their dreams.”

Noelle will be the scholarship's first recipient, using a portion of the Zumba-thon's proceeds to participate as a delegate in the People to People Ambassador program, which sends American students abroad in groups to see the world.

“The People to People program offers Noelle an extraordinary, life-changing educational opportunity,” said Jason Cofield, Asia’s father and the owner of Evolution Fitness. “I am counting on her to use this experience to make the world a better place for future generations.”

The EvoFit Challenge scholarship is open to any student with dreams, big or small, as well as those who might need some extra help for educational or health programs.

Raffle sponsors included , , Smith, , , , Oakland’s Restaurant, Evolution Fitness, , “The Final Phase” a fashion show fundraiser, , and Private Swimming Lessons with Tom, the head coach of the East Hampton Hurricanes.

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