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Local Fitness Center Raises Funds For United Way

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The United Way is getting a boost from a local business this holiday season. KW Fitness gifted the organization a $4,790 check for the United Way's Community Campaign. 

"A donation this size is huge for our community," says United Way of Broome County Executive Director LoriAnne Welch.

The Vestal fitness center ran a fundraiser called the Annual Staff Revenge Event. Clients at KW Fitness were able to purchase "revenge" workouts for their personal trainers to complete. Proceeds from those revenge workouts went to the fund for the United Way donation. Owner of KW Fitness, Kevin Webb, says the staff exceeded their goal by a few hundred dollars. 

Welch says the money will go into programs and services the United Way offers in the community. 

"Things like wellness for seniors, our healthy lifestyles coalition at the Lee Barta Center that meets the needs of both families and children. Not just ensuring physical health, but meeting physical, emotional, and mental health needs," says Welch.

KW Fitness says this is the fourth year they've done the staff revenge workouts to raise money for the United Way.