The Current: Volume 4- July is here!

The Current (Vol. 4) 

Oh say can you sea? 

A sneak peek into late summer 2019 for the Hang Tough Foundation

Hot dogs and watermelon, and fireworks – oh my! Can you believe it’s almost July?! You won’t believe the crazy amounts of fun that Hang Tough has in store for the next few weeks!

Starting July 1st, Hang Tough’s second annual School Supply Drive will kickstart and this year there are SEVEN DIFFERENT Tallahassee businesses serving as donation drop-off locations. The list of drop-off locations include: 

  • Base Physical Therapy
  • New Leaf Market (Apalachee Pkwy)
  • North Florida Spine & Wellness
  • Bird Legs Bicycles
  • Fab’rik
  • iHeart Media
  • SoDough

The Supply Drive will run through July 1st – July 31st and our families will then have a chance to go “school shopping” on the evening of August 2nd. Our families are in need of various items in order to best prepare their child(ren) for the upcoming school year and we need your help in donating this coming month! Some of the supplies needed include: 

  • Pens, pencils, highlighters
  • Composition notebooks, serial notebooks, copy paper, notebook paper
  • Protractors, scientific calculators, rulers, glue sticks, liquid glue
  • 1.5 inch binders, subject dividers, 3-pronged folders
  • Backpacks, lunch boxes

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to our families! Thank you for your support of Hang Tough’s School Supply Drive!

Looking ahead, the month of July will also feature one of our most heavily attended Parents’ Day Out. Hang Tough is going on a safari at Gretchen Everhart and all our hero families are invited to come along for the ride! We have almost reached our capacity for RSVP’s for this event so make sure you sign-up soon if you are wanting your hero/sidekick(s) to attend! Please use the following link to RSVP and save your child’s spot: https://forms.gle/LW1dQoE4SAEu7EbQ8 

I also want to take a moment to highlight an event that will be held on July 20th benefiting Hang Tough Foundation. Coach Jenna Larson, who some of our hero families may remember from Hang Tough’s Ninja Day not to long ago, is going to the Crossfit Games in early August! The Jenna Fit Benefit will be held to help her travel to Wisconsin for the games and the remaining proceeds will go directly back to Hang Tough Foundation! The event will feature a Workout of the Day, water balloon fight, a Silent Auction, and more! The Jenna Fit Benefit will be located at Codite Crossfit from 9am-12pm, so come on out and support Coach Jenna and Hang Tough!

As one last reminder, Hang Tough wants YOU to come out and play with us at our Inaugural Adult Field Day presented by Tally Mac Shack on the evening of August 9th. The event will boast TEN AWESOME activities, prizes, and lots of friendly competition! There will also be an after-party sponsored by Township after the fun on the field! Participant/Team Registration goes LIVE on our Active.com event page on Monday, July 1st and there are a limited number of slots available, so sign-up fast and sign-up early! All the proceeds will benefit Hang Tough in its mission to better support and serve our hero families. For more information on Adult Field Day, please visit our website at: http://hangtoughfoundation.org/engage/adult-field-day/

We are also still looking for local businesses to partner with us and serve as both General Sponsors and Field Day Station Sponsors. For more details on how you can help Hang Tough and sponsor Adult Field Day, please see our Sponsorship Package for the event: https://hangtoughfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Adult-Field-Day-1.pdf

As always, thank you for tuning into this edition of The Current! Have a wonderful Independence Day and remember to come back next Friday for more news and updates with the Hang Tough family!

Until next time, remember to #HangToughTogether

Best fishes,

Virginia

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