New York Sports Clubs Partners with New York Cares for "Work Out to Help Out" Initiative Thanksgiving Fundraiser Proceeds to Benefit Local Tri-State Rebuilding Efforts Post- Hurricane Sandy

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to provide relief to the more than 30,000 people left homeless in Sandy's wake and help rebuilding efforts across the tri-state region, the New York Sports Clubs (NYSC) is partnering with New York Cares – the city's largest volunteer organization – to launch the "Work Out to Help Out" fundraiser this Thanksgiving weekend.

As part of the "Work Out to Help Out" initiative, NYSC will donate 100 percent of total sales of a special-offer three day, $20.00 guest pass (normally $25.00 for one day), along with a portion of the new member initiation fee, directly to New York Cares' Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts.  In addition, select clubs will accept coat donations and provide information on local volunteer opportunities on behalf of the charity.

"With over 160 clubs along the east coast, New York Sports Clubs felt firsthand the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy within our community," said Bob Giardina, CEO of Town Sports International. "While opening our clubs to the public in the weeks following the storm provided immediate relief for some, we partnered with New York Cares in recognition of the staggering long term need for support in rebuilding lives in Sandy's wake."

Starting November 19, "Work Out to Help Out" guest passes - valid from November 23rd through November 25th - are available for purchase at local clubs or online at www.MySportsClubs.com.   

For more information about the New York Sports Clubs' "Work Out to Help Out" fundraiser and local club locations visit www.MySportsClubs.com.

About Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.
New York-based Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. is a leading owner and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and, through its subsidiaries, operated 160 fitness clubs as of September 30, 2012, comprising 108 New York Sports Clubs, 25 Boston Sports Clubs, 18 Washington Sports Clubs (two of which are partly-owned), six Philadelphia Sports Clubs, and three clubs located in Switzerland. These clubs collectively served approximately 522,000 members. For more information on the Company, visit http://www.mysportsclubs.com.

About New York Cares
New York Cares is New York City's largest volunteer organization. New York Cares runs vital programs for 1,300 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies to help people in need throughout the five boroughs, and does so at no cost to the recipient organizations. Since 1987, New York Cares has made it easy for all New Yorkers to work together to strengthen the city; last year, we provided critical services to 400,000 at-risk New Yorkers. For more information, visit newyorkcares.org.

SOURCE New York Sports Clubs



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