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Shannon D & Jessica W
location
Cawker City
(Kansas)
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Stay Strong Stay Healthy

the project

The Cawker City Weightroom was originally built back in 1998 by community raised funds and volunteer work.  In its 22 years of existence, minimal upgrades have taken place. 

Over the last couple of years, simple updates have been made.  The leaky overhead door has been fixed, a broken window and we've added a few pieces of cardio equipment.  But what if we could do more? 

What if we could replace the torn benches with new ones that would last another 10-20 years?  What if we replaced the old, rusty weights with new ones?  What if you had a warm place to walk in the wintertime while catching up on the news or your favorite Netflix series?  What if there were fitness classes held right here in Cawker City?  All of this, and more, is possible! 

With your help, this space has the potential to be just what the community needs.

the steps

  • Fundraising & Strategic Planning

    • Social Media Awareness & Community Feedback 

    • Stay Strong. Stay Healthy. Program hosted by K-State Research & Extention 

  • Structural Fixes

    • Ceiling & Ceiling Fan Updates

    • Lighting

    • Bathroom Upgrade

  • Equipment Updates

    • Replacing equipment by priority based on community input

    • Dumbells, Weights, Cardio Equipment, Etc.

why we're doing it

Our mission is to create a clean and sustainable fitness center where residents, surrounding community members, and generations to come can have affordable access to improve their physical health.

budget

REVISED BUDGET (02.12.20)

Updated Equipment $9,300.00 
Paint $100.00 
Storage Space/Lockers $300.00 
Bathroom Upgrade - $300.00 



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $10,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $310
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,345

 

ORIGINAL BUDGET

Updated Equipment $4,300.00 
Paint $100.00 
Storage Space/Lockers $300.00 
Bathroom Upgrade - $300.00 



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $5,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $156
TOTAL TO RAISE = $5,191

 

updates

Stay Strong Stay Healthy

K-State Research & Extension will be hosting a Stay Strong Stay Health series at the weightroom every Monday and Wednesday from 2-3pm starting March 16th.  The program goes until May 6th.  To register - call K-State Research & Extension at 785-738-3597.

Awarded $4000 Grant

Our project was awarded a $4000 grant from the Solomon Valley Community Foundation to purchase new equipment! 

Grant Application

On February 1st, we applied for a grant through the Solomon Valley Community Foundation to purchase a new set of dumbells and a set of olympic bumper plates and barbells.  We are still awaiting the response.

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Cheryl Goheen
  • Jason & Erin Stewart
  • Schoen’s
  • Anonymous
  • M&D Trucking
  • Weber
  • Michelle Brummet
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Frasier
  • Anonymous
  • Ross W.
  • Farmers and Merchants Bank
  • DB

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