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The Wellness Initiative's second annual Yogathon was a great success. With amazing community support we raised over $35,000 from more than 550 people, many of whom had never donated to The Wellness Initiative before.
The highlight of the event for most was the opportunity to hear directly from yoga students from Schmitt Elementary School in Denver. 10 students and their devoted P.E. teacher (Naomi Geidel) traveled 1 hour and 45 minutes by bus to join us. Click here to find out why they like yoga so much. Each of these students participated in 30 yoga classes during the school year and they all hope to return for our 3rd annual Yogathon.
39 fantastic sponsors helped make the event dynamic, tasty, and fun for everyone. Please show your appreciation by supporting our 2011 sponsors and supporters:
LEAD SPONSORS ($1,000+)
Amala Yoga Community
GOLD SPONSORS ($500-$999)
SILVER SPONSORS ($250-$499)
Sacred i Yoga
IN-KIND SPONSORS (goods valued at $200+)
We had an amazing team of volunteers who worked for months to plan and execute the Yogathon; simply put, it would not have been possible without their tireless efforts.
Yogathon Planning Committee
Jean Marie Hackett
We were lucky to have an incredible group of Colorado-based yoga teachers leading the 108 sun salutations and the two master classes. They included Brandon Cox, Trista Hollerbach, Matt Kapinus, Chris Muchow, Tina Porter, Shannon Paige Schneider, and Nancy Kate Williams. These teachers were accompanied by the beautiful music of Jim Beckwith (livemusicforyoga.com) and Damon the Zen Drummer (zendrummer.com). Together, they set the tone for the event and motivated our participants to challenge themselves, while supporting The Wellness Initiative.
We hope you will join us (and bring your friends and family) for our third annual Yogathon during the Spring of 2012. Stay tuned for more information as the date nears.
A special thanks to
- Marc Cooper for being the individual who raised the most money in sponsorships from friends and family - $3,550!!
- The Yoga Mat team (ontheyogamat.com) that collectively raised more money ($2,368) than any other team.
- The Wellness Initiative board of directors for their dedication and tireless support. Thank you Marc Cooper, Cara Fogel, Leslie Kimerling, Eric Weissmann, and Rebecca Yarmuth.
- Debbie Huttner, founder of The Wellness Initiative. She continues to be a tireless supporter and advocate of The Wellness Initiative; the lives of the children we serve are enriched thanks to Debbie's vision.