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The Cage Donates $2,500 To Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters At Its Anniversary Celebration

Greeting attendees at The Cage's recent first anniversary celebration were, left, Ryan Matthews, Enrollment Coordinator at Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters; and Patrick Precourt, right, Co-Owner of The Cage
Greeting attendees at The Cage's recent first anniversary celebration were, left, Ryan Matthews, Enrollment Coordinator at Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters; and Patrick Precourt, right, Co-Owner of The Cage
The Cage in Rocky Hill, the area's fastest-growing gym, recently celebrated its one year anniversary with a daylong open house followed by an evening fundraising event featuring food from local restaurants, an open bar, live music from the PJ Project, and a raffle. At the end of the festivities, $2,500 was raised to help Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters transition disadvantaged children off its waiting list and into life-changing match relationships with caring, inspirational adult mentors.

In addition to the financial contribution, management at The Cage encouraged representatives from Nutmeg to attend the daytime open house and the evening's proceedings so they could mingle with and perhaps recruit attendees by explaining to them how mentoring helps individuals, families and communities.

The Cage has also volunteered to sponsor Bowl-for-Kids'-Sake, Nutmeg's oldest event, which is being held this year at Spare Time Lanes in Vernon on Saturday, March 22. Always competitive, The Cage has issued a challenge to other area businesses to join them in sponsoring Nutmeg's much-anticipated annual 10-pin extravaganza.

Management at The Cage believes in being an active community partner. "You don't come to The Cage just to work on your body," said Co-Owner Patrick Precourt. "You come to work on becoming the best you. Staying fit and healthy is one step towards achieving your ultimate outcome, the highest level of satisfaction, to become actually what you are potentially. The more fit you are physically, the more fit you are mentally. The more productive you are in your life, the greater impact you will have. The Cage represents a lifetime commitment to fitness, with the heart and culture of mixed martial arts. Our continued partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters is a perfect match. Our youth are our future and The Cage represents the perfect culture for our leaders of tomorrow."

Andy Fleischmann, President and CEO of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, said, "On the one year anniversary of its opening, we congratulate The Cage for its great growth and success over the past twelve months. Their enthusiasm and generosity in support of children in need is simply remarkable. Thanks to The Cage's much-appreciated Grand Opening gift to Nutmeg in 2013, we were able to move many area children off our waiting list and into life-changing matches with inspirational adult mentors. And we're thrilled and honored to have been selected this year as the beneficiary of The Cage's First Anniversary Celebration. Thanks to The Cage's generosity, even more children in need will have the opportunity to beat the odds and fulfill their great potential."

Supporting the one year anniversary event at The Cage with donations were: Asian Bistro, DaVinci Pizza, Pazzos, Onyx Moonshine, Fortune Builders and other area businesses.

For more information on The Cage, go to: www.ctcage.com.

Learn more about Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters at: www.nutmegbigbrothersbigsisters.org
Jaclyn Farnham February 05, 2014 at 10:18 AM
Nice story, thanks for posting. There are so many kids (many from broken families) that need mentors. In one year, The Cage set a new bar for local businesses in giving back to their community.

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