By TMoM Team Member Katie Moosbrugger

Don’t miss out on these exciting family events and ideas, plus a Back-to-School shopping giveaway, compliments of Noble Academy! Today we’re featuring…

~ Brenner Fit 5K Challenge
~ Winston-Salem Open & Brenner Kids’ Day
~ Disney Junior Live on Tour
~ Arts for Life Family Event
~ Swim Fanatics Swim Club and Camps
~ A Chance to Win a $100 Back-to-School Shopping Spree
~ The Winner of YMCA Giveaway Revealed

Brenner Children’s Hospital Brenner FIT 5K Challenge

Put on your running shoes, get your friends and family together as Brenner Children’s Hospital kicks off the fall season with a 5K run/walk and FIT Fun Run. The 4th annual Brenner FIT 5K Challenge will be on Friday, September 12, at 6:30pm at WFU Deacon Tower. The 5K run/walk will start at 6:30pm with the FIT Fun Run starting 6:45pm.

The Brenner FIT Challenge will benefit the Brenner FIT (Families in Training) Program. Brenner FIT is a  family-centered, evidence-based approach to weight management that uses the latest in research-proven methods to improve the weight and health of children and their families. We include the whole family in the treatment process, and focus on changing habits and behaviors, rather than restrictive diets and harsh exercises. Register HERE.

Tennis Comes Back to Town!

Winston-Salem Open Returns August 16-23, 2014; Brenner Kids’ Day August 16

Back for the fourth year, the Winston-Salem Open will start serving up fun this year on Saturday, August 16. As always, there will be plenty of fun for the whole family throughout the week, and Brenner Children’s Hospital will kick off festivities on the 16th with Brenner Kids’ Day. USTA North Carolina will be on hand to run age-appropriate tennis activities for 6-8 year old participants from 9:30-11:00 am and for 9-12 year olds from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center.

Brenner Kids’ Day is a free event that also includes lunch from Chick-fil-A as well as a Brenner Kids’ Day t-shirt and admission to session one (1) of the Winston-Salem Open. Space is limited to 150 participants and online pre-registration is required. Visit for more information and to register.

Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure

Join the fun for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure.  A never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Playing at War Memorial Auditorium Sat. July 19th.

In this event, Sofia prepares for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the meaning of being a true princess with a special appearance by Cinderella. Then it’s off to Never Land where Jake, Izzy, and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to find treasure in a mysterious volcano. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your family will sing, shout, & soar into the action!

Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show!  You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders.

Outside the Box: Re-purposing Cardboard for Creative Pursuits

What are you looking forward to today? For the patients at Brenner Children’s Hospital, it’s theArts For Life craft table. A place to manifest their imagination. Now, you have the opportunity to experience it yourself!

With an opening reception on Thursday, July 17th from 5 to 8 pm at SEECA, Arts For Life students from Brenner Children’s Hospital present: Outside the Box: Re-Purposing Cardboard for Creative Pursuits, on exhibit at SECCA (750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem) for FREE, until August 8th. The Winston-Salem contemporary museum will be filled with larger-than-life cardboard instillations, a movie written and starred in by Brenner’s pediatric patients and siblings, even hands-on art actives for the families.

Arts For Life (AFL), a non-profit arts education program, focuses on improving pediatric patient care across North Carolina. Our creative initiatives help patients cope with their medical treatments and hospital stays, decrease stress and anxiety, and keep patients active and engaged.

Swim Fanatics Swim Club

Celebrating 15 years of quality swim programming in the Triad, Swim Fanatics Swim Club offers an array of aquatic classes for children ages 4 months to 100 years old! Swim Fanatics team of instructors use developmentally age-appropriate curriculum based off the philosophies of USA-Swimming & local swim guru, Anitra Fulton (TMOM 2014 Favorite Mompreneur Winner!)

SFSC’s summer swim camps have been a local favorite since 2007 and they now offer both half & full day camps for kids 2 & up. Contact Swim Fanatics today to register your little water bug for swim lessons, swim team, summer camps and more! All Triad Moms on Main subscribers will receive $30 off any summer camp! For more information,, call 336-287-6109 or email at

Win a $100 in Back-To-School Shopping from Noble Academy!

Back to School!  Yes – believe it or not – August is just around the corner!  EnterHERE to win a $100 gift card from Target, courtesy of Noble Academy located in Greensboro.  Plan that wonderful shopping trip with your beloved children to purchase their school supplies.  Yes – it will be a shopping treat for you knowing they will be heading back to school in just a few short weeks.  Summer is over kids, time to hit the books!

Noble Academy offers students with learning differences a comprehensive educational experience in a supportive environment where they can achieve their highest potential.  For information on the admissions process, please visit their website at or stop by the Academy at 3310 Horse Pen Creek Road.

And the Winner of the $150 Gift Card to the NW YMCA Is…

Lauren Ashby! Congrats, Lauren! Please check your email to find out how to claim this prize. Many thanks to the YMCA for this generous prize!

At the YMCA, they know being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. When you are part of the Y, you’re joining a nonprofit that works to make our community stronger. The Y offers boot camps and personal training, as well as youth programs including summer camp, sports, and more. If you did not win this prize, we highly encourage you visit a branch close to you to find out all the benefits of a YMCA membership!