Monday, October 26, 2009

TWR Soldier Field Charity Hill Challenge and Cabrini Connections

Yesterday Matt "Chest" Ulrich who is a Northwestern University alum and a former NU and Indianapolis Colts' football player and the TWR organization, sponsored its 2nd annual Solider Field Charity Hill Challenge. The event was located at the sledding hill behind the southeast end zone of Soldier Field. The challenge consisted of participants running, walking, jogging up an down the sledding hill for about an hour. Last year they raised almost $8,000 for the Stephanie Burde Benefit Fund, and this year they raised money for Cabrini Connections, as many already know that we are an after school program allows these unprivileged kids to develop and work with adult professionals in the workplace to get hands on experience in a one-on-one setting. This prepares them to graduate from high school and college and be in a career by age 25, a feat statistically hard to achieve for these kids alone.

No matter what dollar amount came in, I feel as though the event was a huge success. There was great weather, no major injuries, over 50 participants, and the opportunity for people to not only get a great workout but also the opportunity to learn more about the Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection organization. There were many who took part in the event because of the invite that they received, but it made it even better when they could actually get more information about who and where their donations will be going.

TWR asked for a minimum donation of $25 dollars that included the hill workout and a complimentary t-shirt, but they also encouraged participants to find sponsors to raise additional money. Although the TWR Soldier Field Charity Hill Challenge is over, the challenges of getting the necessary resources to keep this program up an running goes on. If you missed the event on Sunday, but would still like to contribute to a great cause you can do that here.

The entire Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Organization thanks Matt Ulrich, TWR Fitness, and everybody who contributed to the success of the event. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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