Friends of NB3 Youth Health support the NB3 Foundation and NB3FIT WEEK

Caring companies come together to create Friends of NB3 Youth Health and support the NB3 Foundation and NB3FIT WEEK.


SANTA ANA PUEBLO, New Mexico (July 17, 2017) − NB3FIT WEEK is excited to announce its new Diamond Sponsor − Friends of NB3 Youth HealthFriends of NB3 Youth Health is a group of caring companies that have come together in support of the Notah Begay III Foundation and its important work in addressing the health and fitness of Native American youth. With their generous $15,000 sponsorship, they will help make NB3FIT Week the largest national Native youth health and fitness event in the country! Together, we will reach our goal of engaging 12,000 Native American youth in health and physical activity nationwide during the week of November 5th through 11th, 2017.

Friends of NB3 Youth Health are: Catalyst Marketing Company; Encompass Develop, Design, & Construc LLC; MM/R/C; mark-it Smart, Inc.; Finley & Cook; Blue Lake Casino & Hotel; and Raving Consulting Company. Not only has each company made a significant dollar contribution in support of NB3FIT Week and other NB3F activities, but the individual senior executives of Friends of NB3 Youth Health have made personal commitments as well – exercising at Native youth fitness activities; attending important Native health conferences, getting the word out among their colleagues and friends, and personally attending (and supporting) numerous fundraisers for NB3F.

Dennis Conrad, President, Raving Consulting Company, shared the following:

“I want to personally thank all of my colleagues who have generously become the charter members of Friends of NB3 Youth Health – Mark Astone of Catalyst, John Stewart of Encompass, Mike Meczka of MM/R/C, Mark Ditteaux of mark-it Smart, Kevin Huddleston of Finley & Cook, and Sam Wedll of Blue Lake Casino & Hotel – not just for their dollars, but for their commitment to the health of Native youth. “

“We are delighted for the support, encouragement and genuine interest by these exemplary companies. They understand the need, but more importantly the vision and promise of Native youth,” said Justin Huenemann, President and CEO of NB3 Foundation.

Thank you Friends of NB3 Youth Health for your ongoing support of Native American youth and the NB3 Foundation!

To learn more about NB3FIT Week and to register your community youth activity, please visit

About the Notah Begay III Foundation

The NB3 Foundation is a national, award-winning Native American nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing Native American childhood obesity and type-2 diabetes. The NB3 Foundation invests in evidence-based, community-driven and culturally relevant programs that promote health, physical activity and nutrition, ensuring healthy futures for Native American children and their communities. We are committed to ensuring that all Native American youth live healthy, happy and fulfilled lives. (

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