Join in on the fun at Fowler YMCA's annual Spin-A-Thon fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 25.
From summer camp to sports and fitness, Fowler YMCA offers hundreds of ways for young, old and everyone in between to have fun, learn, be challenged and grow. Many people—even here in Peachtree Corners—never get that chance. Through Partner With Youth (PWY) they do. In fact, last year, Fowler Y provided financial assistance to 771 families in our community—families that wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to experience the Y. Join us at the Y on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the 14th annual Spin-A-Thon, Zumba-Thon and Silent Auction benefit for PWY. It is a day of fun, fellowship and fitness and most important it benefits many of our neighbors who have fallen on hard times. We hope to see you there!
The YMCA's annual fundraiser has grown since its inception 12 yearrs ago and now supports over 700 families in the community.
As the Fowler YMCA prepares for its annual Spin-A-Thon event this writer decided to explore how an event of this magnitude actually gets rolling (pardon the pun!). The first two Spin-A-Thon events were held in portable trailers that housed the Y’s “new” cycle classes in 1998-99 and the focus was on generating enough money to buy stereo equipment. In 2000, the event officially became a fundraiser for the YMCA’s annual campaign, providing financial support to over 700 families in our community. Each of the subsequent Spin-A-Thon events has grown and morphed, but one thing has never changed - each event has been organized by Fowler YMCA cycling instructors. Bruce Watson, a former Fowler YMCA instructor, holds the record of 12 consecutive…