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Blues participate in 30 for the Kids Challenge for Haiti

Sean Ferrell, Chris Kerber and Joey Vitale pledge to workout for 30 days to raise money for kids in Haiti

by Magali Valiente / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Blues Video Coach Sean Ferrell and Blues radio broadcasters Chris Kerber and Joey Vitale are taking the 30 For The Kids Fitness Challenge to benefit IDADEE and the children of Haiti.

For Ferrell, it's another way to help after taking a humanitarian trip to Haiti last summer with former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle McCellan and his charitable foundation, Brace for Impact 46.

Organized by health company 1st Phorm, the 30 For The Kids Challenge supports the IDADEE children of Haiti and starts with a $30 donation and a commitment to workout for at least 30 minutes a day for 30 consecutive days. Participants are required to complete one of five workouts each day, and if a workout is skipped, a $5 penalty donation is required.

Together, Ferrell, Kerber and Vitale are holding each other accountable for the people in Haiti who are less fortunate and unable to provide for themselves.

"It's moving to know the help that you're giving those kids down there," Ferrell told "We take for granted so many things, and the fact that they're worried about food, shelter, clothing and medical supplies puts things into perspective."

This is Ferrell's second year participating in the challenge.

Vitale, who visited the children of IDADEE as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, was happy to join.

"I've seen the poverty disparity first hand, and the fact that this challenge is combining to help a good cause while helping your health is a good combination," Vitale said. "It's a lot of fun and a great way to share the mission with others when they ask you why you're sore."

While Ferrell, Kerber and Vitale have already started the challenge, all members of the Blues community are invited to support the program and participate to help the kids and families in Haiti. For more information about the 30 For The Kids challenge and to register, visit

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