Local agency organizes planking challenge to raise money

Photo provided by Lifeline Youth & Family Services.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Lifeline Youth & Family Services and Crosswinds challenged staff members and their friends and family to join in on a planking challenge. The goal was to raise money to create a fund to help their own employees who might need assistance in case of a house fire, sudden death, or family emergency.

Planking is an exercise in which people hold themselves up in a horizontal position while resting on their forearms or hold themselves straight up with their arms.

The event was held Wednesday, March 25 at Wildwood Racquet Club in Fort Wayne.

Participants were encouraged to obtain sponsors to pledge for every second the participant holds a plank position up to five minutes total.

“Proceeds from this event will go towards creating the ‘Lifeline Loves/Crosswinds Cares’ fund. Money in this account will be raised by employees for employees in times of financial need,” said Lifeline VP of Development Brenda Gerber.

“We have had so much fun as a staff,” said Lifeline CEO Mark Terrell. “We have pictures that have been taken, emails have gone back and forth. It has been phenomenal to be able to see the support we have for our staff because we’re only as strong as our staff.”

The plank-off raised $6,000.


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