Company founder and Forsyth County resident Mark Spain has committed to raising over $30,000 for the upcoming Forsyth County Family YMCA Spin A Thon. His firm, Mark Spain Real Estate, is the lead corporate sponsor for the event. Spain and his family are charter members of the Forsyth Y and have been involved with the annual Spin A Thon since its inception in 2014.
The 2020 Spin A Thon is being held Saturday, March 21, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Forsyth County Family YMCA, located at 6050 Y Street in Cumming.
“Proceeds from the event ensure more kids, regardless of financial ability, have the opportunity to attend summer camp to grow, learn and connect at the YMCA Eagle Point Summer Day Camp on Lake Lanier,” explains Mark Spain, who has also volunteered his time serving on the Forsyth YMCA’s board for the last five years.
This year’s Spin A Thon theme is superheroes and participants and sponsors will use their “pedaling superpowers” to raise over $60,000 to send more than 200 kids to summer camp. Participants are not required to bike the entire time of the event (signups are in half-hour segments) and community members may also support the cause by donating without participating in the day-of activities.
The Forsyth County Family YMCA has a goal to raise enough money to send more than 200 children to summer camp. A $300 donation sends one child to camp for a week. To donate, visit SpinForTheKids.org.
Mark Spain and his wife, Whitney, will be in attendance, participating in the Spin A Thon and Spain has turned the event into a fundraising challenge for all eight Mark Spain Real Estate locations. In addition, the Mark Spain Foundation has committed to matching the first $10,000 Mark Spain’s real estate team raises.
“My experience with the YMCA has been incredible, starting in childhood when I learned to swim there. Now as an adult, it’s also been eye-opening,” says Mark Spain, who was just honored in February by the YMCA of Metro Atlanta as Fundraiser of the Year. “I had no idea one in five members in my local community was on some form of scholarship or financial assistance. It was a call to action for me personally to make a difference and have a positive impact.”
In addition to sponsoring the annual Spin A Thon, Mark Spain Real Estate hosts its Big Y Day annually each spring, where Spain and his team members show up to clean and prep the Y’s camp so it is ready to welcome children each summer.
For more information about the Metro Atlanta YMCA and its numerous programs, visit https://ymcaatlanta.org or to learn about the Forsyth County Family YMCA, visit https://ymcaatlanta.org/ymca-locations/cumming/.