Spin for Soldiers, Hawthorne NYSC
The New York Sports Club of Hawthorne, NY hosted a wonderful Spinathon on January 9, 2010, to help the Tower of Hope raise funds to offer expertly trained Service Dogs to severely wounded Combat Veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. It was a great experience for the spinners, and together with our generous sponsors (see below) more than $5,000 was raised in just a few hours. The NYSCs have been actively partnering with the Tower of Hope since March, 2009, and we have added Hawthorne to our highly successful previous fundraisers in Somers and Croton. Shoprite has geneously supplied the refreshments for the participants, and are partners in future events as well. We are looking forward to our upcoming event in the beautiful Dobbs Ferry NYSC on January 23, and are planning other exciting events at other NYSC facilities around the tri-state are. Below are some fun photos from our exhilirating event.
First spin class, with instructor Sue
8 am class proudly displays their t-shirts
Stretching to get going in the 9 am class
...with instructor Carol Anne
9 am class showing off their t-shirts
10 am class ready to spin for soldiersop
It's tough, but ready to show the effort
...and then display the t-shirts with pride
Shopper Advocate Yamilet, our Platinum Sponsor rep.
Cathy Carilli receives VCA gold sponsor check
Bernadette of gold sponsor ASC with Cathy
11 am group was small but determined
...and instructor Katrina worked them pretty hard
Happy to have helped raise more funds for veterans
The 12 PM class with instructor Ann Marie
Thumbs up for an incredible cause
We would sincerely like to thank the following sponsors for helping to make this such a successful event:
Platinum Sponsor: Shoprite of Thornwood
Gold Sponsors: The Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers; VCA Charities based in California
Silver Sponsor: Sleepy Hollow Physical Therapy
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Spinner Scott Richman held the record for the most sponsor dollars raised, coming in at nearly $1,000 for this event! Congratulations, Scott!