(SAN DIEGO) July 19, 2012 – On Friday, August 3 beginning at 6 a.m., Broadway Athletic and Swim Club will host an open-to-the-public 13-hour Spin-A-Thon fundraiser on its rooftop deck to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF). With support from members of the community, the goal is to raise at least $5,000 for the organization.
“Our team believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life,” said Seith Minetti, General Manager of Broadway Athletic and Swim Club. “We are incredibly excited to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation and help create opportunities for San Diegans of all ability levels participate in sports.”
- San Diegans are invited to visit the club and turn their daily cardio session into an opportunity to help disabled athletes by donating or gathering pledges of $30 for each 30-minute block of time they spin on a bike.
- The goal is to have at least one spinner on a bike for the duration of the event from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Members of CAF, as well as a few of the athletes, will be on hand to encourage and inspire the spinners.
- Various instructors from Broadway Athletic and Swim Club will help inspire participants for the entire 13 hours.
- To reserve a time block or make a donation to CAF, contact email@example.com or call 619-955-8411.
“It is CAF’s mission to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles,” said Torrie Tinley, CAF’s Development Manager. “This would not be possible without the help of supporters like Broadway Athletic and Swim Club. Not only will this event be challenging and rewarding, but most importantly, it will allow people to see first-hand how they are changing the lives of challenged athletes.”
The Challenged Athletes Foundation was established in 1997 and recognizes the athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical challenges. The organization supports their endeavors by providing unparalleled sports opportunities that lead to success in sports and life. Visit www.challengedathletes.org for more information.
Broadway Athletic and Swim Club is the definitive health club destination in downtown San Diego. The club is home to 16,000 square feet of luxury, vistas and inviting surroundings that will immerse the mind, body and soul in a one-of-a-kind wellness experience. BASC is located at 501 West Broadway and managed by Plus One Health Management, Inc. For more information, connect with Broadway Athletic and Swim Club on Facebook (Broadway Athletic and Swim Club) and Twitter (@BASC_San_Diego), or visit their web site at www.broadwayathletic.com.
About the Challenged Athletes Foundation
The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved – and stay involved – in sports. CAF believes that participation in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $36 million has been raised and almost 6,000 funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love. To learn more, log on to www.challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.