January 5, 2024 (Cape Cod, MA) – For the first-time ever, Heroes In Transition’s (HIT) will be participating in the BFit Challenge which is organized by the Boston Bruins Foundation.
Powered by National Grid, the one-day event will take place on Sunday, January 28, 9 am to 1 pm, at TD Garden in Boston. Participants can either run or walk to help raise funds for HIT’s 14 different programs which provide assistance to service members, veterans, military couples, military spouses, and military families in the region.
“We are so excited to be a beneficiary of the BFit Challenge which raises awareness and funds to the great work being done by first responder and military charities throughout the state, New England, and our country,” said HIT Executive Director Nicole Spencer. “To have HIT be a part of it this year is a testament to the impact our programs have on the lives of all we serve. We hope anyone interested in taking part in this one-of-a-kind event considers joining our team at the end of this month.”
To register with HIT’s team or to learn more, visit www.heroesintransition.org.
HIT is also seeking sponsors for its BFit Challenge. Business owners interested in learning more should email Nicole Spencer at email@example.com.
The challenge is not a race, but a fundraising event that requires each participant to raise a minimum of $300 with 100% of all fundraising going to the charity of their choice. HIT is one of several nonprofits that were selected to benefit from this year’s challenge; all either support first responders, our military, or veterans.
Participants can register in one of three separate divisions which include one for firefighters and EMS; one for law enforcement and military personnel; and one for the community that anyone can sign up for.
There is also a virtual component which takes place from Friday, January 19 through Friday, January 26. Registration for both the in-person and virtual event closes on January 26.
There are several competitions as part of the challenge which include the highest fundraising individual for the entire event; highest individual step winner for the virtual component; and team fundraising awards for each division.
Fundraising incentives for the event include a BFit swag item for anyone who raises $1,500; a hockey puck autographed by a Boston Bruins player for anyone who raises $2,500; a jersey autographed by a Tier A Boston Bruins player and an autographed Boston Bruins puck for anyone who raises $5,000; and 4 tickets to a Boston Bruins home game in the 2024-25 season for anyone who raises $10,000.
Following the event, there will be a celebratory party at TD Garden which includes an opportunity to meet Boston Bruins alumni and connect with other participants.
About Heroes In Transition (HIT)
Founded in 2009 following the death of U.S. Marine Captain Eric A. Jones, Heroes In Transition (HIT) is now in its 15th year. The Mashpee-based nonprofit provides support to veterans, service members, and military families that is not readily available through other organizations. Its services include a Families In Transition (FIT) and veterans equine therapy program; financial assistance; fishing excursions; bimonthly outings for military couples; a REBOOT/REGROUP health and wellness program for veterans, service members, and spouses; and an annual Spring and Fall Couples Retreat. To learn more about HIT, visit www.heroesintransition.org.