New York Sports Clubs Contributes Over $34,000 to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Proceeds from Thanksgiving "Work Out to Help Out" Fundraiser Donated to New York Cares

Dec 18, 2012, 09:00 ET from New York Sports Clubs

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Sports Clubs (NYSC) announced today a contribution of more than $34,000 to New York Cares—the city's largest volunteer organization – to support the nonprofit's ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding efforts across the tri-state region.

As part of the New York Sports Clubs' "Work Out to Help Out" Thanksgiving fundraiser, 100 percent of the sales from special three-day guest passes and new member fees were donated directly to New York Cares' Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. 

"As a company with deep roots in the tri-state region, we've come to understand the immense level of support that those affected by Hurricane Sandy need," said Bob Giardina, CEO of New York Sports Clubs and Town Sports International. "Deploying thousands of local volunteers into the hardest hit neighborhoods, New York Cares has been on the frontline of disaster relief and we are proud to contribute to their ongoing commitment to restore normalcy to our community."

In addition, New Sports Clubs has donated memberships to Americorp and Team Rubicon volunteers who are assisting in the rebuilding efforts in the Rockaways and other neighborhoods devastated by the storm.

For more information about New York Cares and their ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, please visit

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, owns and operates 157 health and fitness facilities in four major metropolitan areas—New York, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia—with more than a half million members.  To learn more about Town Sports, please visit the company's Web site at

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

SOURCE New York Sports Clubs