Mon, Dec 13|
A Virtual Fundraiser for Sitness: Winter Cook-Along featuring Nora Minno & Joe Delagrave
Join us Monday, December 13th as we come together to cook, eat, and share stories of disability pride, resilience, and community, all while raising funds to solve long-standing inaccessibility issues within the fitness industry.
Time & Location
Dec 13, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
About the event
About the Event
Join us, and others from around the world, as we cook a meal together and raise money for Sitness! All money raised from this event will be donated to Social Creatures, a nonprofit organization helping to power Sitness, a seated movement program designed with and for individuals with disabilities. 100% of proceeds will fund Sitness.
7-8pm ET: Virtual Cook Along led by Sitness Instructor, Nora Minno, RD, CDN
Learn about Sitness, Social Creatures, and the accessibility issues we are tackling within the fitness industry as we prepare a simple yet delicious vegetarian meal together.
8-8:30pm ET: Talk by Joe Delagrave
As we eat our meal, stay to hear from 2x Paralympic Medalist, and keynote speaker, Joe Delagrave. Joe Delagrave loves to share his resilience story. His journey took him from being a college football player, to fighting through a devastating accident, finding his passion as a professional wheelchair rugby player (yes this is a thing where players are disabled and crash into each other as hard as they want), and eventually finding his purpose as a speaker.
How it works
1. Once you register, you will be sent an email to download the recipe card for the dish (vegetarian) via the email address you provide in registration.
2. Before the event, gather your ingredients and have them prepped and ready to cook with (details in the recipe card).
3. You will receive an email 24 hours prior to the event with Zoom login information and password for the event.
4. Log on at the event start time and Nora will walk you through the dishes step by step as we all cook together!
5. Stay to hear from keynote speaker, Joe Delagrave, as we share our meal together.
Zoom log in info and password will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to the event
We will be "actively" cooking for about 40 minutes
Please 1 registration per computer/device
Recipe will be vegetarian (1 soup)
Equipment needed: knife, soup pot, spoon
If you have dietary restrictions, please email email@example.com and we can provide alternative ingredient suggestions
Created with the Spinal Cord Injury Transitions Group of Mount Sinai and powered by Social Creatures and Performance 360, Sitness is a seated movement program designed with and for individuals with disabilities. Sitness classes provide free, fully seated, home-based aerobic and strength training workouts, led by high-performance and Olympic fitness trainers. The classes have been universally designed so that they are accessible to wheelchair users and individuals with chronic illness/neurological conditions. All proceeds from this event will go towards funding Sitness in 2022, so that we can continue to offer the classes for free to our Sitness community.*
Learn more about Sitness at www.thesocialcreatures.org/sitness
What People Are Saying About Sitness
"My experience with Sitness so far has been phenomenal! I am so honored and full of gratitude to experience these progressive workouts that make you do your best each time- even after 11 years of paralysis for me."
"In a wheelchair I find it very difficult to do things that raise my heart rate outside of Sitness."
"Sitness has been a lifesaver. Having it offered has truly kept from me from feeling isolated. Disability in and of itself is an isolating experience and having a live class has kept me grounded. As my disability has progressed it has given me structure and purpose in my week. I would truly miss it if it didn't continue."
"Sitness changed my life. It motivates me, keeps me on track, I am less lonely... Sitness cares about me!!"
"Sitness produced a body healing for me. During breathing lessons my diaphragm, lungs expanded- opening core. Stopped my body from imploding in itself during COVID. Sitness is a game-changer!"
This event is donation optional -- you can select ticket price based on the amount that you would like to donate. 100% of the money raised from this event will be donated to Social Creatures, a registered 501(c)(3) organization that helps power Sitness. All donations are fully tax-deductible.
We are fundraising to meet our goal of providing at least two free Sitness classes a week in 2022. These classes will be provided live on Zoom, and then archived on our YouTube channel for continued use.. No donation is too large or too small. Donors who contribute more than $250 in a single contribution will be provided with a donor acknowledgement letter. If you contribute $250 or less, but wish to receive a donor acknowledgement letter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Our total goal raise is $15,000:
$25 sponsors 10 min of free Sitness programming
$50 sponsors 20 min of free Sitness programming
$75 sponsors 30 min of free Sitness programming
$150 sponsors one free 60 min Sitness class
$300 sponsors one week of free Sitness programming (two 60 min classes)
$600 sponsors two weeks of free Sitness programming (four 60 min classes)
$1,200 sponsors an entire month of free Sitness programming (eight 60 min classes)
MEET OUR SPEAKER
A keynote speaker and Paralympic Silver & Bronze medalist in wheelchair rugby, Joe Delagrave loves to share his resilience story. His journey took him from being a college football player, to fighting through a devastating accident, finding his passion as a professional wheelchair rugby player (yes this is a thing where players are disabled and crash into each other as hard as they want), and eventually finding his purpose as a speaker.
Joe grew up in a home that was centered on faith, and he needed that faith to get through the devastation of paralysis. Through faith, a strong inner circle, and discipline, Joe has not let paralysis stop him from finding his purpose in life! When speaking to audiences, Joe has the honor of sharing how God had a plan and a purpose all along with his paralysis. He uses heart gripping stories, humor, and authenticity to captivate his audiences, and help them see that they can choose to have permanent victory!
Some of Joe’s accolades over the years include 13 years on the USAWR National Team, 8 years as a captain, the only player to win player of the year twice in the USWRA, 2x World Championship All-Tournament team, and a myriad of club tournament awards. Way more important than any of the accolades are his wife, April, and 3 kids, Braxton, Brayden, and Brynley! Joe and his family reside in the Caribbean Island of Holmen, WI.
Help us cover processing fees so 100% of donations can go to Sitness! (optional)
$25 Donation Ticket
Sponsors 10 min of free Sitness programming in 2022 (live class + YouTube) for entire Sitness community
$50 Donation Ticket
Sponsors 20 min of free Sitness programming in 2022 (live class + YouTube) for entire Sitness community
$75 Donation Ticket
Sponsors 30 min of free Sitness programming in 2022 (live class + YouTube) for entire Sitness community
$150 Donation Ticket
Sponsors one free 60 min live Sitness class + one 60 min YouTube video for entire Sitness community
$300 Donation Ticket
Sponsors one week of free Sitness programming (live classes + YouTube content) for entire Sitness community
$600 Donation Ticket
Sponsors two weeks of free Sitness programming (live classes + YouTube content) for entire Sitness community
$1200 Donation Ticket
Sponsors one month of free Sitness programming (live classes + YouTube content) for entire Sitness community