About the Foundation

The Gazelle Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports individuals and organizations that implement education, programs and activities involving movement and fitness. The focus of the grants will be towards groups that have barriers to integrate fitness in their lives. The Foundation will prioritize grants that include lower income individuals and families.

Meet our Board Members

Sandy Barry-Loken

Sandy Barry-Loken earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism and a Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University.  Sandy is a Community Investment Manager at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Prior to her work at the CommunityFoundation, she served as the Director of the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run. Sandy began running when she was a junior in high school, but first found a real passion for running when she was an adult. Sandy and her husband Brian live in Kalamazoo and have three children.

Fred Bunn

Fred Bunn is a graduate of Ferris State University with a degree in Recreation, Leadership and Management.  In 2015, he celebrated 25 years with the East Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department.  He has served as a sports supervisor, middle school athletic director, assistant director and the last 15 years as the director.  He is passionate about the positive impact recreation and healthy lifestyle living has on each individual and their community.  Providing recreational opportunities for those young and old allows people to explore and recreate themselves.  Because of his participation as a runner, cyclist, skate skier and duathlete Fred is an avid fan of Gazelle Sports and their involvement with community events.

Chris Lampen-Crowell

Chris co-founded Gazelle Sports in 1985. Thirty years later, he helped found the Gazelle Sport Foundation as a way to focus the company’s philanthropic goals. For Chris, the best part of working at Gazelle Sports is being surrounded by a fantastic culture of people (staff and customers) that support healthful living. His favorite ways to stay “connected to a healthy life” are running and coaching kids and adults.

Jean Sequite

Jean joined Gazelle Sports in 1990. For Jean, the best part of working at Gazelle Sports is the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse staff and the challenge of our mission statement. Her favorite ways to stay “connected to a healthy life” are to run or walk early in the morning and her involvement with the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run as a coach and council partner.

Ken Sung

Ken joined Gazelle Sports in 1989. For Ken, the best part of working at Gazelle Sports is interacting with staff, customers and vendors. His favorite ways to stay “connected to a healthy life” are participating in the 5/3 River Bank Run and the Reed’s Lake Triathlon every year since 1989. These events are Ken’s motivation to stay fit throughout the year and no matter what his “true” fitness level, he finds a way to finish them.