Marine industry Cares Foundation Spin-a-thonPedal for a Purpose
Started in 2009 simply as a way to bring the marine industry together to raise money and support Kids In Distress (KID), the Spin-a-thon has grown into one of MICF’s most popular events – both for the good it does to support MICF programs and initiatives, and for the fun and camaraderie that are synonymous with the event.
In 2012, MICF added Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) as a charitable partners and beneficiary of the Spin-a-thon. Since starting, the Spin-a-thon has raised more than $750,000 which, through grant-giving and MICF initiatives have introduce youth to marine industry opportunities, inspired them through STEM educational outreach, helped increase family access to pediatric clinics and supported foster care and early intervention for childhood medical concerns.
Spin-a-thon is a 4-hour crowdfunding event where teams on spin bikes ride and keep their bikes going non-stop for 4-hours. It is a high energy and fun-filled event that raises money to support the programs for children and families of the Marine Industry Cares Foundation.
Spin-a-thon is a Winterfest Sanctioned Event and a proud partner of local marine industry groups such as the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, United States Superyacht Association, the International Yacht Brokers Association and the Young Professionals in Yachting.