Bay Men's Club seeks to raise money while dropping weight

Established in 1917 as an organization that promotes brotherhood, boy’s baseball, community and scholarship for Bay Village students, the Bay Men’s Club has embarked this winter on a mission to lose a half-ton of weight.

One thousand pounds may seem like a lot, but not for the men of BMC who hope to lose the weight while raising money to support their scholarship mission.

The "BMC Half-Ton Challenge" is all about men’s health first, which is an important issue for many, given that heart disease and many other weight-related ailments are leading causes for further troubles down the road. As an organization, BMC would like to reduce that risk for our spouses, children and the community.

With the partnership of the recently opened Perfect Fit Health Club in Bay Village Square, the members of BMC are weighing in and intent on losing those bellies toward an overall goal of 1,000 pounds.

A friendly competition among teams and individuals should keep everyone focused through the winter until the individual and team champions are crowned on May 7 at the BMC meeting. All successful participants are invited to open the Bay Village Pool in “grand” fashion as summer 2015 begins.

The board of BMC decided last fall to do this. Many of us, like me, need the support of our club brothers to stay focused on a goal to get healthy. That is what our club is all about. We had such a great response to this challenge that we decided to open it up to other community organizations, and really any man that wants to get a little more healthy. Anyone that would like to participate is welcome to sign up and weigh-in until the end of January.

This friendly competition is open to any individual or team (resident or not) that would like to join and you do not have to be a member of the Bay Men’s Club to take part. Half of your registration fee of $30 per person goes toward scholarship. The rest of the fee goes toward the winners.

Participants are encouraged to find sponsors for their efforts, but not necessary to take part. For every $100 raised, each team receives a competitive advantage toward the final tally. Either way, graduating Bay High seniors win and the much healthier male participants of the challenge do as well.

Go to to learn about the Half-Ton Challenge and also about BMC scholarship. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Kelly Brewer at To join or learn more about Bay Men’s Club, mark your calendar for the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Bay Lodge at 492 Bradley Road.

Kelly Brewer

Kelly Brewer

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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 9:57 AM, 01.20.2015