At Bright Eyes, we believe in strong relationships with the community. In addition to providing eye care for those in need, we have been longstanding supporters of the YMCA.
I routinely work out at the Y and since this year has been quite cold, I've especially enjoyed the spin classes, also called studio cycling. So I was excited to see that there was going to be a spin fundraiser: The Spinathon on Saturday, March 20th at the New Tampa YMCA!
The idea is simple: A person or team of people will do four consecutive hours of spin class. They take donations to raise money for the YMCA Building Strong Kids Campaign. The Building Strong Kids Campaign is a nation-wide campaign to raise money for after-school care, swim lesson, camps, leadership training, and other programs for kids not just in Hillsborough County, but around the country.
Why donations? (Get it? "Y Donations!", lol ) From the YMCA webpage: "Simply put, your gift changes lives. Every dollar given to the YMCA goes directly to help children and families participate in YMCA memberships and programs, regardless of their financial circumstances. Through YMCA involvement, families become closer, children grow and blossom, seniors discover new energy, and those with disabilities find new abilities and new hope."
Check out this wonderful video about Building Strong Kids, click here.
And if you like to read some wonderful testimonials, click here.
The entire staff of Bright Eyes will be taking turns spinning away for four hours straight. We are planning on getting team shirts and everything. You won't miss us. It will be a blast!
There are three ways to support us in the Spinathon:
1) Drop a donation in the Spinathon box at Bright Eyes: check or cash is fine.
2) Use this handy Chipin widget via Paypal. (It is SO easy!)
Look forward to photos and results! Let us know if you'd rather your gift be anonymous. Or consider forming a team of you own!!
UPDATE: To ensure that we reach our goal, we will be donating 5% of all sales on glasses to the Spin-a-thon between now and March 20th. If you'd like to match our donation, then let us know!
GO TEAM BRIGHT EYES!
Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.