Another Fantastic Event for the Books: the 2015 SMA Muscle Team Gala

At Rollx Vans, there’s nothing we love more than being able to help those in our community. As you might have gathered by now, we attend many events throughout the year that support our partners and customers. While these events range from conventions, to games, to trap shoots and galas, they all have the same goal in common: to help the people in our community live better lives.

Last Tuesday evening, November 17, we were able to attend another such event: the MDA Muscle Team Minnesota Gala.

The History Behind the Gala

The MDA Muscle Team Annual Gala is an event that brings athletes, the community and people affected by the neuromuscular disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) together to fight for a cure. Each professional athlete that attends the event is paired up with a local client affected by SMA, and community members are invited to meet the athletes, participate in a silent auction and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

For the last few years the event has been held at TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota campus, and has featured athletes from the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

This Year’s Event Recap

The Rollx Vans team had a blast supporting SMA and the MDA at the Gala, and we’ve heard word that it was a smashing success. The event raised more than $112,000 to assist in finding a cure for SMA!

And, while that doesn’t quite live up to the funds raised the past two years ($160,000), there’s still work to be done towards finding a cure and for helping those affected by SMA to live a better quality of life. So, there’s still time to donate to the event!

If you’re able to help the Minnesota Muscle Team meet and exceed the standard set by the past two years, please visit the MDA Muscle Team website and donate. Because every dollar helps reach our goal: a cure!

Stay Tuned for Next Year’s Event

Plus, stay tuned for more information about next year’s event, so we can continue to fight for a cure together. We already have the date, so make sure to mark your calendars. It’s happening on November 1, 2016! We hope to see you next year!

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