Y puts unique spin on its Strong Kids campaign

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Flamborough YMCA is spinning its wheels to raise funds for the Strong Kids campaign.

Staff at the Parkside Drive facility are launching their first annual Spin-a-thon, Saturday April 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This unique event has proven to be a huge success for other YMCAs in the region, according to the YMCA's Marc Clare.

Spinning, which incorporates stationary bikes into a fun workout routine, has become a popular fitness class offered by the Y.

Participants can sign up either as individuals or a team. They book themselves into one-hour slots, on any of the facility's 25 stationary bikes, with a minimum of $50 in pledges per bike, per hour.

Teams can sign up relay-style, booking one bike for a stretch of several hours, or can reserve several bikes in a one-hour slot, so they can cycle together, noted Clare.

It's a great event for businesses, he added, noting that companies can either sponsor a chair or a time-slot, or groups of co-workers can sign up together. The goal is to organize teams of 12, which can keep a bike occupied for the full 12 hours of the Spin-a-thon.

Sandy Gray of Weeks Hardware has jumped on board, and she's challenging other area businesses to do the same, either by matching the fundraising efforts of participants, or assembling a team.

The event is designed to be fun, and is open to all fitness levels.

"Anyone who can touch the pedals can participate," said Clare. "Even kids can do it."

The fun will also include refreshments and prizes, including a spinning bike. Fun-loving instructors will be on hand to keep the day exciting and each hour will feature a designated theme, from the 80's to a country hour, and spinners are encouraged to come dressed for the theme.

The YMCA hopes to raise $15,000 for its Strong Kids campaign through the fundraiser, which will replace the facility's annual silent auction. Strong Kids is a fund which allows financially challenged kids to join the YMCA and enjoy all its programs.

To sign up for the Spin-a-thon, stop by the YMCA on Parkside Drive for a pledge form. For more information, call 905-690-3555.

Y puts unique spin on its Strong Kids campaign

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Flamborough YMCA is spinning its wheels to raise funds for the Strong Kids campaign.

Staff at the Parkside Drive facility are launching their first annual Spin-a-thon, Saturday April 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This unique event has proven to be a huge success for other YMCAs in the region, according to the YMCA's Marc Clare.

Spinning, which incorporates stationary bikes into a fun workout routine, has become a popular fitness class offered by the Y.

Participants can sign up either as individuals or a team. They book themselves into one-hour slots, on any of the facility's 25 stationary bikes, with a minimum of $50 in pledges per bike, per hour.

Teams can sign up relay-style, booking one bike for a stretch of several hours, or can reserve several bikes in a one-hour slot, so they can cycle together, noted Clare.

It's a great event for businesses, he added, noting that companies can either sponsor a chair or a time-slot, or groups of co-workers can sign up together. The goal is to organize teams of 12, which can keep a bike occupied for the full 12 hours of the Spin-a-thon.

Sandy Gray of Weeks Hardware has jumped on board, and she's challenging other area businesses to do the same, either by matching the fundraising efforts of participants, or assembling a team.

The event is designed to be fun, and is open to all fitness levels.

"Anyone who can touch the pedals can participate," said Clare. "Even kids can do it."

The fun will also include refreshments and prizes, including a spinning bike. Fun-loving instructors will be on hand to keep the day exciting and each hour will feature a designated theme, from the 80's to a country hour, and spinners are encouraged to come dressed for the theme.

The YMCA hopes to raise $15,000 for its Strong Kids campaign through the fundraiser, which will replace the facility's annual silent auction. Strong Kids is a fund which allows financially challenged kids to join the YMCA and enjoy all its programs.

To sign up for the Spin-a-thon, stop by the YMCA on Parkside Drive for a pledge form. For more information, call 905-690-3555.

Y puts unique spin on its Strong Kids campaign

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Flamborough YMCA is spinning its wheels to raise funds for the Strong Kids campaign.

Staff at the Parkside Drive facility are launching their first annual Spin-a-thon, Saturday April 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This unique event has proven to be a huge success for other YMCAs in the region, according to the YMCA's Marc Clare.

Spinning, which incorporates stationary bikes into a fun workout routine, has become a popular fitness class offered by the Y.

Participants can sign up either as individuals or a team. They book themselves into one-hour slots, on any of the facility's 25 stationary bikes, with a minimum of $50 in pledges per bike, per hour.

Teams can sign up relay-style, booking one bike for a stretch of several hours, or can reserve several bikes in a one-hour slot, so they can cycle together, noted Clare.

It's a great event for businesses, he added, noting that companies can either sponsor a chair or a time-slot, or groups of co-workers can sign up together. The goal is to organize teams of 12, which can keep a bike occupied for the full 12 hours of the Spin-a-thon.

Sandy Gray of Weeks Hardware has jumped on board, and she's challenging other area businesses to do the same, either by matching the fundraising efforts of participants, or assembling a team.

The event is designed to be fun, and is open to all fitness levels.

"Anyone who can touch the pedals can participate," said Clare. "Even kids can do it."

The fun will also include refreshments and prizes, including a spinning bike. Fun-loving instructors will be on hand to keep the day exciting and each hour will feature a designated theme, from the 80's to a country hour, and spinners are encouraged to come dressed for the theme.

The YMCA hopes to raise $15,000 for its Strong Kids campaign through the fundraiser, which will replace the facility's annual silent auction. Strong Kids is a fund which allows financially challenged kids to join the YMCA and enjoy all its programs.

To sign up for the Spin-a-thon, stop by the YMCA on Parkside Drive for a pledge form. For more information, call 905-690-3555.