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Time to Bid: Auction Proceeds from Technogym Equipment Donation Will Go to Augie's Quest

The Excite+ is one of the pieces of equipment in the donation package. (Photo courtesy Technogym.)

As you are likely aware, Club Industry is giving our Lifetime Achievement Award this year to Augie Nieto, co-founder of Life Fitness and chairman of Octane Fitness as well as chief inspirational officer for Augie's Quest. Nieto's mission in life is to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which he was diagnosed with 10 years ago.

Nieto founded Augie's Quest to raise money for research to find a cure for ALS through the ALS Therapy Development Institute, of which he also is chairman of the board. Nieto has teamed with the fitness industry to raise millions of dollars for research. In fact, since 2007, Augie's Quest has raised more than $44 million for ALS research, much of that due to the fitness industry. Club Industry decided that we wanted to help Nieto raise a bit more money--and you can help us. 

Installation and delivery of the Excite+ and the Kinesis One (pictured here) are free if within the continental United States. (Photo courtesy Technogym.)

Whether or not you will be attending the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation at the Club Industry Show Oct. 8 in Chicago, you can help the ALS cause by bidding on a Technogym package that is valued at $20,000.

The package is:

  • One Excite+ Top 700 LED with Innovative seat
  • One Kinesis One
  • Installation and delivery within the continental United States

Bidding began this week and will end at noon on Oct. 9, which is a bit more than two weeks away. 

To bid on the package, go to this website now. The starting bid is $3,500.

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