Event proceeds to support Wellfit Girls leadership, fitness and empowerment program

Naples, Fla., October 22, 2018 –  Wellfit Girls, a Southwest Florida nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering teen girls, will host an exclusive speaking event on Monday, November 12 at Venue Naples with World Marathon Champion Becca Pizzi. At 7 p.m., Pizzi will share her record breaking and inspiring story of completing the World Marathon Challenge twice.
Becca Pizzi is the first American woman to complete the World Marathon Challenge, a series of seven marathons on seven continents in seven consecutive days, for which she holds the current record. Pizzi speaks all around the world, inspiring audiences through sharing her passion for running, digging deep and making history.
“One of the many things we teach the girls throughout our program is how powerful their mind is,” says Colby Hazewinkel, Executive Director of Wellfit Girls. “We want them to experience hard things and learn that they already have everything they need to overcome challenging times. Becca’s story of learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable and not giving up is very much in alignment with our program’s curriculum. We are lucky to have her in Naples and look forward to an inspiring evening.”
The mission of Wellfit Girls is to inspire, challenge and empower teen girls to climb high in all areas of life through transformational leadership programs. The five-month program, which begins in January, prepares the teens physically and mentally for a life-changing trekking expedition to Peru in June. While there, the girls do community service work, trek above 15,000 feet and visit Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Modern Wonders of the World.
Wellfit Girls will also award the first Wellfit Girls Difference Maker Award, created to recognize dynamic leaders in Southwest Florida. Nominees must live and/or work in Lee or Collier County. Wellfit Girls is looking for nominees who are leaders in their endeavors, champions for diversity, who give generously to the community, serve as a role model and/or mentor to other women and girls and has earned respect within their community. The deadline to nominate someone is November 2. Nominate a Difference Maker by clicking the link or visiting https://wellfitgirls.org/blog.
Tickets are $150 and include a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres from 6:00-7:00 p.m., a meet and greet with Pizzi, admission to the main speaking event, sit down dinner by CRAVE Culinaire with complimentary wine, silent auction and an opportunity to meet Wellfit Girls alumnae from the previous five years. Tickets are available at www.wellfitgirls.org.
Sponsorship opportunities for the Wellfit Girls event are still available, including the Create a Movement sponsor level at $5,000 and Make a Difference sponsor level at $2,500. Sponsors include Ficarra Design Associates, Tacos & Tequila Cantina and Venue Naples as Create a Movement sponsors and Gulfshore Life as a Make a Difference sponsor. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Wellfit Girls Executive Director Colby Hazewinkel at colby@wellfitgirls.org. To learn more about Wellfit Girls and the upcoming event, visit www.wellfitgirls.org.