Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 25, 2018) –The 9th Annual MICF Spin-a-thon presented by CycleBar Fort Lauderdale is set for Friday April 27, 2018 on Fort Lauderdale Beach with more than 40 bikes and over 150 enthusiastic riders expected for the 4-hour Spin-Bike fundraising event. According to Sabrina Farmer, Chair of the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, the energy and excitement ahead of the event is building with each day. “As we see more last minute registrations and donations come in, I’m reminded of how great it is to be part of this event and organization! I am grateful for the support for MICF and our programs to help children and families through our marine industry-themed STEM initiatives, and for the strong support for our charity partners who in their own right, are making significant contributions to the community ,” said Farmer.
Partnering charities invited to fundraise for their organizations through the Spin-a-thon include Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, LifeNet4Families, FLIPANY and American Lung Association-Lung Force. Gordon Connell, Executive Director of MICF said, “We are happy to have these wonderful community agencies involved in Spin-a-thon and in some cases use the chance to introduce them to the our marine industry supporters. Our goal is to share information about their good work and help them raise money for their organization as well.” Participating charities retain between 75 percent and 90 percent of their fundraising based on the amount of money raised.
CycleBar Fort Lauderdale is once again the presenting sponsor for the 9th Annual Spin-a-thon. Barbara Fleming, owner of the Indoor Cycling studio located on Federal Highway just north of Broward Blvd. said she really enjoys the event and the causes it supports. Fleming said, “We are honored to be the presenting sponsor for the Spin-a-thon, an MICF business partner and a supporter of all these other great charities as well as our local community. Our team of instructors and many of our members can’t wait for the big day!” Other major Spin-a-thon sponsors include GeoBlue, National Marine Suppliers, Wartsila, ISS-GMT, GMMI, MHG Insurance Brokers, Triton News, Velofix, Marando Farms and Delaware Farms.
Registration is still open online at www.marineindustrycares.org and spin-bike exercise enthusiasts, along with community supporters of the non-profit groups are encouraged to come out and support the event or make a donation. Event Registration opens at 1pm and Opening Remarks begin at 2:30pm with Spinning starting at 3pm sharp! See you Friday!