YB Supports Team Legrand & President’s Cup
Saturday, June 16th, YB Fitness was proud to support Eric Legrand and his cause by hosting a special Zumba class. Below is a little about Eric and his foundation along with some pictures from the wonderful event.
Eric LeGrand is a source of inspiration, hope and perseverance for so many. A standout high school football player from New Jersey, LeGrand went on to play for Rutgers University and by his sophomore year he led the team with 13 tackles on kickoff coverage and recorded a tackle-for-loss in seven games.
On October 16th, 2010, in his junior year, LeGrand suffered a severe spinal injury during a game against Army in Met Life Stadium. Following a collision against an opposing player, LeGrand lay on the ground for several minutes before being carted off, only able to move his head. He was taken to the intensive care unit of the Hackensack University Medical Center, where doctors determined that LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down.
Humbled by the outpouring of support from around the nation, LeGrand decided to form a charity. Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation was established in 2013; proceeds go toward research to find a cure for paralysis and helping improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries.
We were also proud to support the Millburn’s President’s Cup 5K Night Race on June 18th. Beating the rain, the son of our very own manager David Hartop, Jamie, finished in 12th place! YB extends our congratulations to Jamie and his family.