LAS VEGAS – Project 150, a local nonprofit that helps homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students, teamed up with EōS Fitness for the second year in a row to raise funds for Project 150’s scholarship program. EōS committed to matching up to $25,000, bringing the total donation amount to nearly $66,000, raising roughly $41,000 through donations by members and team members.
“Our community stepped up this year to support our youth with members and team members raising over $40,000. It’s incredible to see this community come together to send these kids, who might not otherwise have this opportunity, to college,” said Eric McCauley, senior regional vice president of sales and operations for EōS Fitness. “We’re extremely proud to partner with Project 150 and to support all they are doing for kids in Nevada.”
Last year, EōS donated nearly $53,000, raising $27,803 through donations in its gyms and again matching those funds with an additional $25,000 company donation.
From April 1 to June 1, members, team members and guests of the gym who donated to Project 150 had a paper graduation cap and tassel displayed at the front desk in the gym. All 14 EōS locations across the Valley participated.
“Our goal is to ensure these students have access to the tools necessary to pursue and complete a post-secondary education,” said Kelli Kristo, Project 150 executive director. “It’s amazing to see how far our fundraising efforts and community support has grown over the past 12 years.”
Project 150 held a celebratory scholarship awards luncheon June 21 at the Santa Fe Hotel and Casino. The homegrown local nonprofit awarded more than $240,000 in scholarships to 98 deserving Southern Nevada students. Each scholarship recipient received up to $4,000. Of the 98 scholarship recipients, 81 are first-generation college students and 20 students will receive their undergraduate degree this fall.
Visit www.Project150.org or call (702) 721-7150 for information about scholarship opportunities.
About Project 150
Project 150 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who were in need of support over the Christmas break. Since that time, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 6,800 registered and non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in more than 75 schools in Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with free food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, college scholarships, workforce readiness, and other needs so they can focus on school, graduate and be successful in life. For information, visit www.Project150.org, or call (702) 721-7150. Follow Project 150 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About EōS Fitness
EōS Fitness, a leader in the fitness industry with its High Value. Low Price. (HVLP)® gyms, is an inclusive and welcoming organization committed to empowering exercise practitioners of all experience levels. With more than 100 locations open or on the way in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Southern California, Texas and Utah, EōS Fitness is rapidly expanding. Providing serious fitness options, EōS Fitness offers the best equipment, high-energy workout classes, and extensive personal training options starting at just $9.99 per month. www.eosfitness.com.