Shindig at the Shack to Benefit Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry

By Wendy Pollitzer

The Shindig at the Shack is quickly approaching, and it’s time to purchase your tickets Beaufort! You’ll be entertained by the tunes of Souls Harbor and fed by the talented chefs from Saltus at this one-of-a-kind event, especially designed by Katie Huebel of WED on Saturday, November 6 from 7pm-11pm at the Coosaw Point Crab Shack.

The fundraiser is brought to you by Get Fit and will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry. Jered Kraszewski, President of Get Fit and creator of the FIT FUND explains the 7 fundamentals and acronym of the FIT FUND, “It’s based on Fitness, Integrity, Tolerance, Focus, Unity, Nutrition and Determination.”

The FIT FUND was established to raise awareness of childhood obesity and create a scholarship for area youth currently attending the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry.

“All proceeds will support the implementation of the FIT FUND in cooperation with the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry. Their funding has been drastically cut nationwide; and recently, their program on Lady’s Island closed,” says Kraszewski.

“I established the FIT FUND, because every child deserves the opportunity to live a healthy, productive, and happy life. With the help of this scholarship program, we can have an immediate, positive impact in the Beaufort community. These children don’t choose to be born into poverty; the FIT FUND can break the cycle.”

Childhood obesity has tripled since 1980; and in children ages 6-18, one child in five is obese. The numbers are higher in low-income communities. The US spends $225 Billion annually in obesity-related costs.

“Countries that have implemented subsidized fitness programs for their communities have watched it pay for itself within one year’s time. Families whose children were involved in these programs returned to the workforce exponentially faster than the average family on welfare. I am not saying we will fix America’s national debt with the FIT FUND, but is a positive step in the right direction,” explains Kraszewski.

The Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry is one of many trying to keep its doors open to the community; but, due to cuts in funding and grants, they are struggling. The FIT FUND will aid in a new and improved health and fitness program that will reach out to ALL the youth in the Beaufort community. The program will offer a safe, organized and motivating atmosphere for them to build a solid foundation of health.

Tickets for Shindig at the Shack are $40 per person, which includes entertainment, food, wine and beer. Tickets may be purchased at Get Fit, 37C Sams Point Road or by calling 843-524-2348. You may also email Get Fit at getfitladysisland@gmail.com for more information.

See you all at the Shack!

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One Response

  1. What a fantastic and innovative Idea to help the youth of the community. I hope this event is the first of many to help the underpriviledged children excell.

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