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Local cyclists spin for multiple charities

By Caitlin Rickard crickard@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Sports Village in Lebanon recently held it’s first “Y I Ride” Spin-A-Thon event, raising $6,800 for local charities.

Participation in the Spin-A-Thon consisted of 37 Sports Village Fitness members that made up six different teams riding for six different charities of their choice. 

Participants rode for three hours, totaling more than 900 miles, to a live D.J. and master of ceremonies Will Taylor, who led the teams in motivation and encouragement throughout the ride. Chair massages were available for participants who worked as a team to complete the 3-hour ride.

Each team member garnered sponsors to help support their chosen charity.

The event benefitted local charities such as the Brooks House, Run 4 Water, New Leash on Life, Senior Citizens Awareness Network (SCAN) program, and funds for R. Lawson.

Tricia Culver, a SCAN volunteer and one of the nine members riding in a team to benefit SCAN, recently presented a $500 check to Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan, SCAN Director Debbie Pare and Sgt. Don Witherspoon, that the team raised at the Spin-A-Thon.

Culver’s team also consisted of Cindy Lynn, Beth Inman, Daniel Tribble, Curt Glasgow, Angela Hanson, Lee Anne Warren, Andy Frisch and Ralph Culver. The team rode for more than 200 miles.

SCAN is a program developed by the Wilson County Sherriff’s Office that takes a proactive approach to address needs of senior citizens throughout the county.

Witherspoon said the money donated would go toward the program and assisting people involved in it.

“We’ll use the money for everything from food to computers to anything we may need when we are assisting the elderly,” Witherspoon said. “We’ve got about 160 recipients that are a part of the program and we run into a lot of needs.”

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