26 Jun CrossFit and golf athletes fundraise for Wheeler Mission!
Wow! The 2019 Strength in our Streets and 100 Holes for the Homeless events went off without a hitch—thank you to all who participated! Between sponsorships and participant fundraising, the events raised more than $200,000.
That’s enough to provide more than 95,000 meals for hungry and hurting men, women, and children.
Nearly 2,000 donors stepped up to give, showing a tremendous and widespread community of support for our neighbors in need. Wheeler Mission doesn’t accept any government funding, so we rely on events like these (and our fantastic participants) to help us feed and house thousands of men, women, and children each year.
STRENGTH IN OUR STREETS–Presented by MHS
This year, contestants competed in 6 CrossFit events, the first being fundraising. In order to step on the field, teams had to raise a minimum of $2,000. Since fundraising is a scored event (and in order to be a true competitor), teams had to go above and beyond the minimum! This year, with 32 competing teams, the event itself raised a total of $138,139.
Many thanks to our Strength in Our Streets sponsors: 5.11 Tactical, Myo-Fit, KSM Consulting, Artie’s OnTheGo, Park Tudor, Athletic Annex, and Harbor Pictures Company.
The top fundraising team was Officium CrossFit with a total of $13,025!
The top individual fundraiser was Brian Badman (pictured below holding the vest) with Officium CrossFit with a total of $9,550!
Finally, our overall winning team was ThriveFit from Westfield! Congratulations!
100 Holes for the Homeless
This year, there were 30 participants (including 4 virtual golfers) who raised about $50,000 to help care for our homeless neighbors. The contestants each were asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 in order to participate. They played two balls on every par 4 and 5 and three balls on every par 3. There was even a hole-in-one competition that allowed golfers to show their skills!
We were delighted to be joined by WTHR’s Dave Calabro. You can check out his news coverage here.
Many thanks to our 100 Holes for the Homeless sponsors: PLAT Collective, Ray Skillman Buick GMC (hole in one sponsor), Carter Plumbing, KSM Consulting, and Kettle Bell Kitchen.
100 HOLES RESULTS
The top fundraiser (for the second year in a row) was Jack Barber with a total of $13,170 (as of 6/25)!
And the golfer with the lowest score was Mark Nottingham with a score of 302! This is the first time Mark has won the event.
If you’re interested in helping Wheeler Mission serve the community through special events, then join us in November for the Drumstick Dash!
The Dash is our largest event of the year, raising significant funds for Wheeler Mission. It’s a great way to have fun AND serve your neighbors in need! Go here to register today. See you there!