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Spinning by hundreds helps children to play sports

They spun their wheels and surpassed their goal to help children participate in sports.

Two-hundred and forty participants who gathered at the Comox Recreation Commission earlier this month for the third annual Spin-a-Thon surpassed the fundraising goal set out by organizer and fitness instructor Glenn Hascarl.

"We raised $16,4000 and did really well. It was much better this year with a lot more room, a lot more people coming out and having a kids activity area went quite well," he explained.

The 24-hour spin bike fundraiser raises funds benefits the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program, with all funds raised in the area staying in the Comox Valley.

The organization helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in physical recreation.

The inaugural Spin-a-Thon event featured 120 participants and raised approximately $8,000.

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