Spin United surpasses goal again

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Fitness hosted and sponsored the 5th annual Spin United in support of United Way Addison County and its programs and partners on Sunday, Jan. 21. To date, 76 spinning fundraisers and 153 donors raised $11,440 for the Addison County community, surpassing the $10K goal.
The event made possible with the help of many volunteer spinners and the generosity of the Middlebury Fitness owner Jerrod Rushton. Along with his facility and team of volunteer instructors and staff, including Ashley LaDuke, Megan Sears, Janice Rushton, Tamara Chase, and Lauren Ringey, spinners were kept energized and entertained throughout the event.
Sponsors also included the Addison Independent, WhistlePig, Frog Hollow Bikes and Juice Amour who provided delicious samples of their products and provided prizes for quizzes and giveaways.
Abby Murphy volunteered her services as a massage therapist and provided the much-appreciated service of working out kinks and soothing tired muscles for spinners. Volunteer Max Kraus was the ‘staff photographer’ for the day
THE OLD SPOKES team of Bethany Menkart, left, Michael Chamberlain, James Cole, Andrew Menkart and Bud Reed pedal away at the recent United Way of Addison County Spin United fundraiser. Photo Max Kraus
Fourteen teams from all over Addison County and representing several businesses and organizations took part in the event, including; BreadLoaf Spinners, Counseling Service of Addison County, FlyWheel, Frog Hollow Bikes, Juice Amour, Team MiddFit, MiddSpin, Milo Memorial, Old Spokes, Out Spokin’ and Dr. K, Porter Peddlers, SpinCycle, Sweating for Good, and United We Spin.
The top three fundraising teams were Abby Blum’s Sweating for Good with $1,615, Ann Hanson’s MiddSpin with $1,450, and Jen Peterson’s United We Spin with $1,320 — a combined total of $4,385. The $1,000 plus club also included Porter Peddlers. Honorable Mention goes to Team MiddFit with $955, and BreadLoaf with $740.
MiddSpin has chosen to donate their fundraising efforts to the Charter House Coalition in memory of Suad Teocanin. Sweating for Good and United We Spin have chosen to donate theirs to the general fund to be dispersed among all of UWAC’s programs/partners.

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