Not only did Max Move get 172 people moving April 23, it also moved the needle for the Culver Boys & Girls Club.
While Max Move is a free community-wide fitness event, it raises funds through sponsorships and T-shirt sales. For the second straight year, The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur donated $5,000 to sponsor the event. Another $600 was raised for sponsorships at the upcoming Boys & Girls Club auction this summer, and $594 was raised through T-shirt sales.
The event encourages everyone to move around Lake Maxinkuckee at their own pace. People may run, walk fast, or simply stroll around the lake. The total of 172 participants nearly doubled the 2015 total of 98 people. Using Facebook posts and working with Marshall County Tourism brought additional parents, alumni, and visitors from as far away as Chicago to the event, Culver Wellness Director Dana Neer said.
Max Move is part of the Culver Connecting Points program, which brings Culver Academies faculty, staff, and students together with the faculty, staff, and students at Culver Community High School, and members of the Culver community to support local charitable causes.
The walk started at the Naval Building on the Culver Academies campus and finished at the Logansport Gate. Following the event, participants were invited to a picnic by the lake.