announces the 2nd annual Ride to Run Sale Event, benefiting the Masuk High School Track Team, April 20, 21 and 22. In addition to the sale, members of the Masuk Track Team will be having a car wash to raise additional funds.
“We can't thank Cycle Fitness enough for their generous contributions to our program," said Track Coach Justin Scarpati. "With the funds donated by Cycle Fitness from last year’s 'Ride to Run' event, we were able to purchase new equipment, such as indoor and outdoor shots, discs, relay batons, starting blocks, new high jump standards, bags for throwing implements and new high jump mats. With all this nice new equipment, practices are much more efficient and effective. Our athletes have more repetition opportunities and the right equipment to do it with. We're already seeing a great deal of improvement in most of our athletes from last season.
He added, "Success has been the real key to getting our athletes to buy into the program. Our main goal is to make sure our student athletes have an enriching and rewarding experience — something they will remember and cherish for the rest of their lives. With the support from sponsors like Cycle Fitness we've been able to put together a program that our student athletes are excited to be a part of."
Scarpeti said his players had a great time last year, washing a lot of cars, and cooking hotdogs and hamburgers. "We really appreciate everyone who stopped by last year for contributions to the event," he said. "We hope to see everyone again this year."
Proceeds from this year's "Ride to Run" will be used to address team needs, ranging from over speed training aids — leap frog bands, harnesses, and drag sleds — to team uniforms. Currently there aren't enough for all of our athletes.
"We are even thinking of using the funds to off-set the cost of a team summer camp, or to offset the cost of 'paying to participate' for student athletes that could otherwise not afford to play," Scarpati said.
“We love the idea of these kids being active," said Rick Beasley, Cycle Fitness manager. "We wanted to find a way to promote healthy activity in our community and connect with local athletes. This year in addition to offering our sale prices, we will again donate 5% of the sales on April 20, 21 and 22 to the Masuk High School Track Team. Supporting these athletes is the best way, to keep our children healthy."