SPARTANBURG, S.C., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Barre, the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation with more than 250 studios across the country, donated more than $175,000 to deserving charities in its first ever National Pure Give Challenge, a competition where studios raised money for their charities of choice with the support of their local community.
For the National Pure Give Challenge, during the months of August and September, Pure Barre studios and their fans competed to raise the most money for their favorite causes. Pure Barre used the crowdrise.com platform to accept and distribute the donations to more than 100 charities. The winning prizes included a match donation from the Pure Barre corporate team to the top three studios, and a guest teaching experience from Pure Barre Founder and Chief Concept Officer, Carrie Dorr.
"Pure Barre is more than just a workout; it's a lifestyle and Pure Barre strives to make each studio a welcoming community where clients feel supported in fitness, as well as life goals," said Pure Barre CEO, Sloan Evans. "The owners and teachers of our Pure Barre studios are ingrained in the fabric of their local communities and it's exciting to see their drive and dedication in giving back."
The total amount donated during the National Pure Give Challenge was $177,343, including matches and prize donations from the Pure Barre corporate team. The top three winning studios and the funds donated to support their charities are included below.
- 1st Place Studio: Pure Barre Memphis, TN raising $28,629 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- 2nd Place Studio: Pure Barre Spartanburg, SC raising $22,315 for globalbike inc.
- 3rd Place Studio: Pure Barre Richmond, VA – Near West End raising $15,174 for Fetch a Cure
*The Pure Barre corporate team matched $5,000 for first place, and $2,500 for second and third place studios
"I'm thrilled to go teach a class at two of the winning studios," said Carrie Dorr, Pure Barre Founder and Chief Concept Officer. "Watching our Pure Barre family across the country come together to support so many great causes really makes me proud of our brand and exhibits the dedication the owners and clients have in making a difference in their communities."
About Pure Barre
Pure Barre is the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation with more than 250 studios across the country and is an extremely effective total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs, and burns fat in record-breaking time. It is an intelligent exercise and utilizes the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements in order to create long, lean muscle without bulk. With a unique franchise business model, Pure Barre has created an opportunity for woman to pursue their dreams doing what they love. www.purebarre.com.
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