Spinathon fundraiser supports Green Bay’s homeless

Regan Kust
Personal Trainer at Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Green Bay has a very large homeless population and two of the items they are most in need of are clean socks and underwear.

The Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine personal training staff held an event to raise money and donate to the needy.  At 7:00am on Saturday November 10th the 5 hour Spinathon began.

Some people rode for 5 hours straight, while others chose to ride 1 or 2.  Either way a total of 18 bikes were filled for the full 5 hours.

I instructed hour #5 of the Spinathon, so I knew it was my mission to bring the intense event to a close.  I began my ride with a nice flat road to let the riders get back in the saddle and focus on what was to come.  What followed was a heart pounding, sweat soaked hour ride with sprints, seated and standing climbs all set to inspiring music.  We worked hard and there wasn’t a dry shirt in the room!

As the hour came to a close we slowly got off our bikes and stretched out our bodies.  It was an amazing event and with a total of 18 bikes and a $10 minimum donation per bike, we raised well over $900!  Participants also donated new unwrapped socks and underwear on top of their cash donation.

On November 30th, Linda Webster and Paula Delsart, both who helped organize the Spinathon, will drop the puck at the Green Bay Gambler Hockey game.  If you were unable to attend the actual event, I encourage you to make it to the hockey game, cheer them on and bring a donation of your own. Thank you to all who participated.

Don’t give up the sport — give up the pain! Visit the Aurora Sports Medicine Institute at 13 Wisconsin locations, visit our website, follow us on Facebook, browse our YouTube channel, or call our hotline at 1-800-219-7776.

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About Regan Kust

I am a personal trainer at AuroraBayCare in Green Bay Wisconsin. Go Packers!
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