November 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, raised over $80,000 last month for Giuliana Rancic's foundation FAB-U-WISH in partnership with The Pink Agenda. The company's first system wide charity initiative was a high-flying success, and the money raised will fund cancer research and grant life-changing wishes to breast cancer patients.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, over 70 participating Sky Zone parks across the United States and Canada offered limited edition pink SkySocks instead of the traditional orange ones, and a percentage of all proceeds were donated to the foundation. As generous jumpers flocked to their local Sky Zone parks to support the cause, the amount of donations quickly skyrocketed.
"Giving back to the community has always been a core part of our company culture, but this was our first system wide effort involving nearly every Sky Zone location," said Jeff Platt, president and CEO of Sky Zone LLC. "The campaign's incredible success just proves how much can be accomplished when you work together on a larger scale, and the generosity and kind-heartedness of our guests has really wowed me."
"Partnering with Sky Zone to raise money for my foundation has been an incredibly wonderful experience," said Giuliana Rancic, founder of FAB-U-WISH. "Each pink SkySock donation will make a difference in someone's life, and I'm so thankful to all of the Sky Zone jumpers that contributed to the cause. Giving back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is very important to me, and I'm so glad I could be involved in this successful effort to fight the disease that has affected so many lives."
For more information on Sky Zone or to find a location near you, please visit www.skyzone.com, and for more information on FAB-U-WISH in Partnership with The Pink Agenda visit www.thepinkagenda.org.
Since 2004, Sky Zone, LLC has created and built the world's first all-trampoline, walled playing court – a concept so unique it was awarded United States Patent No. 5,624,122. Sky Zone, LLC operates two affiliate-owned indoor trampoline parks, with franchises open across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Parks feature a wide array of fun, fit and low-impact activities ranging from Open Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes to birthday parties, corporate events and other group outings. The franchise has been awarded various accolades, including being ranked 73 on the 2014 Forbes' America's Most Promising Companies List, ranked 35 on Entrepreneur's 2014 Top New Franchise Rankings List, ranked 180 on the 2013 Inc.'s 500/5000 List, "Best Gym Alternative" by Vegas Seven Magazine and "2012 Locals Choice for Kid's Birthday Party" by Southbay Magazine. For more information on the company or franchising opportunities, please visit www.skyzone.com.
The Pink Agenda believes that engaging today's generation can go a long way toward finding tomorrow's cure to breast cancer. That's why The Pink Agenda, together with its partner The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is working with the next generation of leaders to find and fund programs that are improving the lives of those suffering from breast cancer and conducting the groundbreaking research necessary to improve their odds. The Pink Agenda, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization that was launched in 2007, has contributed nearly $1 million to breast cancer research and care. Most recently, The Pink Agenda has partnered with breast cancer survivor and E! News anchor and television personality Giuliana Rancic and her initiative Fab-U-Wish. Together, Giuliana Rancic's Fab-U-Wish and The Pink Agenda will grant the most fabulous wishes imaginable to women undergoing treatment for this devastating disease. Any funds donated in support of the partnership will be split evenly between funding cancer research and granting these life-changing wishes to breast cancer patients.
SOURCE Sky Zone, LLC