Making Dreams Come True One Burpee At A time
Beers & Burpees 2018
Beers. Working Out. Dreams. These are three words that don’t normally mesh, but one day a year, they are embedded together for 9 solid hours. Last Saturday, September 22, 2018 was that day.
Over 800 athletes and a total of 1,200 people dedicated their day to working out, drinking beer, and raising money for Dream On 3. Supporters were made up of 25 local gyms, sponsors, dream kids and more.
The Beers and Burpees Charity Event was created by Mike and Laura Dascal 8 years ago. This high energy (and very sweaty) event has enabled a community of athletes and dreamers to come together to bring light and awareness to the mission of Dream On 3.
Flexogenix, was the title sponsor of this year’s event. The company provides non-surgical solutions for injuries and osteoarthritis. They were only one of the many businesses who were present to be a part of Beers & Burpees. After all, this event has seen tremendous growth over the last 8 years and it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and support a great cause.
This event has become one of Charlotte’s most anticipated fitness events of the year. You might think…beer…. running… burpees… UGH! And you would be somewhat correct. However, the comradery of the athletes, the fun competitiveness and the full hearts outweigh the temporary feeling that comes with actually drinking a beer and doing a burpee!
This is not an event that saves the best part for last. Past Dream Kids came out and shard their stories with athletes throughout the day. They absolutely love reliving their dream and being in front of all these people aligned for the same cause reminds them that have an entire community cheering them on!
Have we mentioned the BIG surprises this event offers each year? The day was bright and beautiful but it was made even brighter by the surprises given to brand new Dream Kids!
During the event, there were 3 new Dream Kids introduced – the cool part? They are all football dreams! Kyle’s Ohio State Buckeyes dream was a big surprise to the 13- year-old and its being fulfilled, thanks to Hodnett Orthodontics. Dream Kid Tucker found out he will be Drew Brees’ buddy for the day, while Dream Kid AJ will hang out with his sports hero, Cam Newton thanks to HKB Cosmetic Surgery! HOW COOL IS THAT?!
So, all in all, this year’s Beer & Burpees event was BIGGER than ever before! It has ignited a fire in the Charlotte community and for that reason this event has more than doubled what it raised last year with a grand total raised of $150,061.