25 AUGUST 2017

Event set for Saturday, October 28, 2017

There is still time to form a SPIN team or reserve a ZUMBA spot!

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK- August 25, 2017 – The Diocese of Rockville Centre announces its second annual “Exercise for Others” event. In its inaugural year, Exercise for  Others raised more than $30,000 for the needy in our community.

The fundraiser will take place on October 28, 2017 and involves teams spinning (indoor cycling) or Zumba (new this year) at three popular Long Island gyms.  Money raised will go to Parish Outreach and Catholic Charities’ programs that assist those in need in our community.  The event was created not only to raise money for families and individuals who are struggling, but also as a vehicle to build a community-wide activity that would raise awareness of the great need on Long Island. 

Exercise for Others will take place at:

Sports Set
60 Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre
Zumba: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Spin: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Gold's GymGold's Gym
100 Landing Avenue, Smithtown 
Zumba: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Gold's Spin: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

WRP Fitness
225 Montauk Highway, Moriches, NY 11955 
Zumba: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Spin: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Exercise for Others will feature SPIN teams who will sponsor a SPIN bike at one of the three gyms and raise money through solicitation of donations through a peer to peer fundraising website (similar to a walkathon). Individuals can form teams consisting of a 1-4 people riding with one designated team captain.  Funds raised will go to diocesan and Parish Outreach programs that serve the neediest in our Long Island community.  Individuals can also reserve a ZUMBA spot. Participating parish teams will receive 50 percent of all dollars their teams raise to be used for their local Parish Social Ministry.  The remaining 50 percent will be restricted to Catholic Charities’ programs that do the same great work of serving the needy in our Diocese. 

Individuals, companies and other organizations will have the opportunity to register their Spin or Zumba teams at https://www.exercise4others.org/. They can customize their team page and keep a tally of how much they have raised.  Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. The funds they raise will be distributed to Diocesan programs that serve families and individuals in need. 

You can also just donate to the cause online at https://www.exercise4others.org/ or if you would like to donate via check, please make check payable to: Diocese of Rockville Centre, reference "Exercise for Others" in note line and remit to:

Diocese of Rockville Centre 
Exercise for other
P. O. Box 4000 
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-4000

Note: You must be 18 and over to participate in spinning or Zumba. 

To sign up visit the website: https://www.exercise4others.org/.  For more information contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 516-678-5800, ext. 264.

About The Diocese of Rockville Centre

The Diocese of Rockville Centre (www.drvc.org) was formed in 1957 and covers 1,198 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The diocese serves approximately 1,531,445 baptized Catholics (total population in the Diocese is approximately 3,504,737).  There are 134 parishes
(1 campus parish) in 115 towns.  The Diocese is blessed with 369 priests (221 incardinated, 88 externs, 60 religious), 771 religious women, 72 brothers and 275 deacons in ministry.  In 2012, 15,211 infant baptisms, 830 minor baptisms and 417 people were received into Full Communion.  In 2012, 16,722 First Holy Communions, 15,250 Confirmations, 2683 Catholic marriages and 520 interfaith marriages took place in the diocese.  There are 17,797 students in Catholic elementary schools; 12,655 students in Catholic high schools and 4,400 students in higher institutions.  There are 47 Catholic elementary schools (43 parish or regional and 4 private), 10 Catholic high schools (3 Diocesan, 2 parish and 5 private) and one Catholic college (Molloy College, Rockville Centre) in the diocese.  We are a Diocese with over 11,000 catechists educating approximately 111,200 children in religious education each year.  Catholic Health Services (CHS) of Long Island is comprised of six hospitals, three nursing homes, a regional home care and hospice network, and a community-based agency for persons with special needs.  More than 17,500 employees and 4,600 credentialed physicians work within the CHS system.   In 2011, Catholic Charities assisted more than 59,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island.  (06/14).

CONTACT:          
Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
(p) 516-678-5800, ext. 625
(c) 516-510-0473
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