YMCA Spinathon raises $4,000 to Support Summer Youth Program

Feel the Spin! Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
Spinner with their TAP towels were sponsored for hour-long classes. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
Saturday morning spin at the Y Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
TAP into East Bunswick, Milltown, and Spotswood was one of the sponsors for this event to help kids have a great summer 2016. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
Sturdy spinners took two classes to help the kids. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick
Artist's rendition of Spinathon participants and YMCA staff. Credits: TAP into East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Interested in doing a lot of hard work and not really getting anywhere?  Take a spin class at the Raritan Valley YMCA on Tices Lane.  You will "travel" uphill, downhill, and over challenging terrain without ever leaving East Brunswick.  It's fun and musical and ever better when done for a good cause.

Last Saturday, the YMCA held its annual "Spinathon" to raise money to support kids who would not otherwise be able to attend their active summer programs.  Spinners were sponsored for $40 per hour to expend some energy for kids who needed it. 

"We're here to help the kids," said Gina Stravic, Executive Director of the YMCA, "W want to help those who cannot afford to join the program on their own.  The Spinathon is a terrifc event."

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Spinners raised $4,000 to augment the summer programs - that's 100 hours of spinning on an early Saturday morning in winter.

TAPinto East Brunswick, Milltown, and Spotswood sponsored this event, along with the Northfield Bank and Carraba's Italian Grill.

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