Earlier this year, HOTWORX announced a philanthropic partnership with Zilis Sacred Mountain Retreat Center (Z-SMRC), a non-profit center located near Deadwood in the Black Hills that brings our military, first responders, and their families to South Dakota for a time of respite and healing. To support their mission of creating avenues for forward movement with new and reinvigorated paths to healing and re-established positive life building endeavors, HOTWORX donated two of their patented infrared workout saunas. Special guests from the center in South Dakota attended our annual HOTWORX & Planet Beach franchise convention this July, where we hosted a Silent Auction event with the goal of raising at least $10,000 for this incredible cause!
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the HOTWORX & Planet Beach franchisees and our vendors who donated and helped us exceed our goal by raising $17,375 for Z-SMRC!
Kasie Banks, Executive Marketing Director, recently traveled to Deadwood, South Dakota to represent HOTWORX at a "Healing the Heroes" Golf Tournament for Zilis Sacred Mountain Retreat Center. Many supporters participated in a 4 man scramble with at least 1 veteran, first responder, or Gold Star family member as a part of each team. While the event was primarily intended to be a fundraiser, friendships and memories were made that will last a lifetime.
After returning from the event, Banks shared the following: "I had the unexpected privilege of meeting two US veterans who have participated in a retreat at Z-SMRC and returned to mentor a new group of veterans and first responders during the retreat scheduled that would take place the week after the golf tournament. One of the mentors' face immediately lit up as I was introduced as a corporate employee for HOTWORX. I was overwhelmed with pride as she explained how much HOTWORX played a role in her personal recovery and I'm honored to know that our partnership with Z-SMRC plays even a small part in helping them heal our true heroes!"
We'd like to share the video below with Kacey's personal testimonial:
Thank you to Jerrid Geving, the Geving Family, Emily Kruger, the Simon family, Louise Varner, Rob Winner, Kacey Weaver, and all those in attendance for welcoming HOTWORX into the Z-SMRC family!