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.

  1. Lauren and Mary
    First spin class, with instructor Sue
  2. PCOM registration
    8 am class proudly displays their t-shirts
  3. Getting started
    Stretching to get going in the 9 am class
  4. 9 AM Class T-shirts
    ...with instructor Carol Anne

  5. 9 am class showing off their t-shirts
  6. Photo break
    10 am class ready to spin for soldiersop
  7. banner
    It's tough, but ready to show the effort
  8. Lauren and Mary with Banner
    ...and then display the t-shirts with pride
  9. Lauren and Mary
    Shopper Advocate Yamilet, our Platinum Sponsor rep.
  10. PCOM registration
    Cathy Carilli receives VCA gold sponsor check
  11. Getting started
    Bernadette of gold sponsor ASC with Cathy
  12. Several participants
    11 am group was small but determined

  13. ...and instructor Katrina worked them pretty hard
  14. Photo break
    Happy to have helped raise more funds for veterans
  15. banner
    The 12 PM class with instructor Ann Marie
  16. Lauren and Mary with Banner
    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
Please be sure to thank them for their sponsorship by using their fine services!

Spinner Scott Richman held the record for the most sponsor dollars raised, coming in at nearly $1,000 for this event!  Congratulations, Scott!