Spinathon in Dobbs Ferry 1/23/10
On January 23, 2010, the New York Sports Clubs again partnered with the Tower of Hope to hold a 'Spinning for Soldiers' fundraiser, our fourth joint venture to provide wounded veterans with the many benefits of an expertly trained service dog. It costs in excess of $25,000 per dog, and takes nearly 2 years for them to be adequately trained. This event raised over $13,000! in just 6 hours. In addition, platinum sponsor Shoprite not only provided all the refreshments for the spinners and spectators, but presented TTOH Founder Cathy Carilli with a check for $10,000, money raised during a cashier checkout campaign that named the Tower of Hope as it's sole recipient. On hand to help promote the event, was Veteran Joyce Van Horn, and her Service Dog Brigham, sponsored by the Tower of Hope in 2007!
One of our sponsored teams, Joyce and Brigham
Leslie ready to lead the 8 am class
8 am class ready to spin
Stretching to limber up for the 8 am spin
After the spin, proudly displaying T-shirts with Brigham
Leslie doing a '2nd tour of duty' leading the 9 am class
9 am class ready to spin for soldiers
9 am class hard at work
. . . and joined by Brigham to show off their shirts
10 am class getting ready to spin
Instructor Sue getting the 10 am class ready
The 10 am class underway for their spin
Lillian (rt) of Shoprite arranged donated refreshments
Shoprite mgr. Bob presents Cathy with $10,000 raised!
11 am class show their T-shirts with Brigham
. . . and the 12 pm class did the same
Bob, Cathy, with Darryl (NYSC) who made it all happen
and all to help fund more Brighams for our wounded heroes
We would sincerely like to thank the following companies and individuals who helped sponsor the event: by donating goods and services to assure our success:
Platinum: Shoprite (once again, our newest partners!)
Silver: Hastings Self Storage
Bronze: Lana Wechsler
Andrus Children's Center
Spinner John Gallo had by far the most sponsor dollars raised in ANY TTOH spinathon to date, having had $1800 raised for this event
Chris Price did a first ever TTOH 'Lifting for Soldiers' and raised $700 by lifting 25,000 pounds (no, not in one lift!) at the event.
Congratulations to them for their remarkable accomplishments!