Fragile X Charity Golf Classic
On August 12, Missy Zolecki and the SW Chicago LINKS group held its first Fragile X Charity Golf Classic in Romeoville, IL. In addition to the tournament, the event offered some unique contests for players as they moved along the course. After golfing, attendants bid on great auction items and enjoyed an awards reception. The event was a huge success with 125 people in attendance and the group is looking forward to holding the tournament again next year.
Wild West Relay
On August 12-13, Ben Hinnen and Colorado Fragile X added a second fundraising event that followed the successful Elephant Rock Cycling Festival. The group formed two teams that trained hard to complete the 200 mile, 2 day relay while raising money on FirstGiving.com. They finished 9th overall and surpassed their fundraising goal! Many thanks go out to all 24 runners for sacrificing their time and bodies to raise money for Fragile X!
Biggest Loser Event
Anytime Fitness in Prescott Valley, AZ held its third â€œChallenge Xâ€ boot camp to benefit the NFXF on August 20, 2011. Participants showed up once again for the day-long workout led by Biggest Loser Season 7 fan favorites Sione and Filipe Fa. Each event continues to be more successful than the last, and the NFXF is very grateful to Anytime Fitness owner Leanne Shearer and Fragile X mom Amy Champ for their continued support and organization of the event.
The NFXF relies on the support of our dedicated fundraisers. If you’d like to hold a fundraiser, contact our Development Coordinator, Meghan McMurray at Meghan@FragileX.org.