Spin for Strong Kids raises money for families

YM-YWCA fundraiser eyed for children's programs

It’s a marathon of a spin off, and it’s for the kids.

The YM-YWCA of Greater Victoria is hosting its Spin for Strong Kids on Oct. 22. The event encourages corporate and recreational teams of eight people to get on the stationary bikes and pedal away for one hour.

Teams are asked to raise at least $1,000 each for the Y’s Strong Kids campaign, which helps kids and families get involved in activities they might not be able to afford.

Participants get a T-shirt, team photo and free child care during their spin time. Spin-offs happen between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Registration forms are due Sept. 24. They are available at the downtown YMCA, at 851 Broughton St. or at www.victoriay.com.