The 7th Annual Spin-A-Thon! Posted April 21 2015 by MHG Insurance Other Are you in to spin? The 2015 Annual Spin-A-Thon is almost here! You know what that means, time to get out your neon colored shirts. And sunglasses…remember, don’t look directly into the shirt! Also, it may be a good idea to begin stretching and warming up now, otherwise on Sunday you will likely discover muscles that you had forgotten about or didn’t even know existed. What is Spin-A-Thon? The Spin-A-Thon is an event to raise money for Marine Industry Cares Foundation, Kids in Distress, and Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. It’s a 6 hour spinning bike endurance challenge and a great team building activity. So far, in the 6 prior years of Spin-A-Thon, a whopping $650,000+ has been raised to benefit these great organizations. There are activities for kids, plenty of South Florida professionals to mingle with, and lots of music and fun! If you are interested in donating to help these amazing organizations, visit the Insurance Peddlers page. When and Where? The Spin-A-Thon is this Saturday, April 25th at Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Registration and check-in begins at 9:00am and the peddling will start at 10:00am and conclude at 4:00pm. And for you party animals, there will be an after party from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. MHG’s Involvement MHG’s Director of the Cruise Division, Edward “Mole” Telfer, along with a team of other industry leaders, helped found the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, who put on this great event. Though he is not involved with the Marine Industry Cares Foundation anymore, he still is an active participant in their events, and still has a great passion to help raise money and support these amazing organizations. MHG’s Director of the Luxury Yacht Division, Mark Bononi, is the committee chairman for the Marine Industry Cares Foundation Spin-A-Thon, and puts in a lot of time and effort to help organize and put on this event. We support our employees with many different fundraising and charitable events, and this one is no different. Our team, Insurance Peddlers, has been participating from the inaugural event in 2009, and it’s something many of our employees look forward to every April. How Can I Get Involved? If you would like to have your own team, it is $300 to reserve a bike, and $20 for each rider. That money will be put toward your overall fundraising total. You can also register as an individual if you don’t have a team, and begin to raise money by setting up a profile. Once you are signed up, you can join a team at any time, or can be assigned to a team based on availability. Also, if you don’t feel like you’re up for your best Lance Armstrong impersonation, you can still sign-up and raise money, and hangout at the event for a good time. All donations, sponsors, teams, participants, and volunteers are greatly appreciated! If you are interested in donating to the Spin-A-Thon, visit the donation page. To sign-up, participate, or create your own team, visit the Marine Industry Cares Foundation website. As always, we are proud to be participating in such a great event and supporting local families and children in need. Keep a look out for Team Insurance Peddlers, we hope to see you there!