“Battle of Fitness” Raises $2,800 for Forsyth, Branson Community Grantmaking Funds

     The “Battle of Fitness,” held Aug. 2-3 at Forsyth High School, raised $2,800 for the Community Foundation of Taney County. The total will be split evenly between the Forsyth Area Community Grantmaking Fund and the Branson Area Community Grantmaking Fund. Both funds hold charitable dollars benefiting Taney County nonprofits.

      The Community Foundation of Taney County and CrossFit Branson partnered on the event, which was conceived to promote a link between physical fitness and community wellness. In all, 140 competitors participated in the two-day event, which featured cardiovascular, strength and other fitness challenges for individuals and teams.

     “With the support of our community we put the fun back into fundraiser.  We are excited to make this an annual event and grow it each year while increasing our support for local nonprofits,” said Community Foundation of Taney County Board Chair Mike Gailey.

       For the success of the event, the CF of TC thanks CrossFit Branson, Forsyth High School, Meek’s, Forsyth Hardware, Edward Jones/Mitch Holmes, White River Valley Electric, Branson Bank, Ozark Mountain Bank, and Peoples Bank of the Ozarks.

       The Forsyth Area Community Grantmaking Fund and the Branson Area Community Grantmaking Fund are the primary funds from which the CF of TC makes annual grants to area nonprofits. You can learn more about the Community Foundation of Taney County at www.cfotc.org.

       The Community Foundation of Taney County administers more than 60 charitable funds, with more than $5.9 million in assets as of June 30, 2014. It is an affiliate of Community Foundation of the Ozarks, which has total assets of $257 million as of June 30, 2014. The CF of TC has distributed more than $1.3 million back into the area since its inception in 2002.


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