B-SIDE: BE ANYTHING BUT BE THE BEST, AND BEING KIND COMES BACK TO YOU
- by Gillian Stovel Rivers, MA, CFP®, CEA
- May 29, 2023
The Surround Foundation was created back in 2019 to support causes championed by our clients and close to the hearts of our team members at Surround.
NEXT LEVEL SPONSORED ATHLETE: MAX VIGNEUX
This month we are thrilled to introduce Max Vigneux from All Level CrossFit in Windsor Ontario. Max was the recipient of one of The Surround Foundation’s Next Level Sponsorship awards in October 2022, which in conjunction with CI Assante Wealth Management recognizes Special Olympics athletes who are working hard every day to take their games to the next level. Here is Max’s story!
Max came to All Level CrossFit one year ago looking to tackle some specific fitness goals. He wanted to improve his baseball and basketball skills. He has not only developed his athletic abilities but has also inspired and become a leader for other athletes in our adaptive community.
After one year in this specific training to improve his games, Max has now been motivated and pushed other athletes to create the best version of themselves.
Max now does personal training 2x/week, attends 2 other CrossFit classes during the week and participates in basketball and powerlifting with Special Olympics (he also qualified for Provincials in Powerlifting!). Max will represent Windsor-Essex in the Provincial games next May 2024!
Here is a list of Max’s accomplishments made possible by his hard work and dedication in the gym:
From left to right: 365 lbs Deadlift, 225 lbs Back Squat, Competing in the 2023 CrossFit Open Adaptive Division!
Max also became a member of our team, working at All Level CrossFit. He tends to facility maintenance, cleanliness, and client service.
Max’s comments: “Words cannot express how fortunate I am to not only be an adaptive athlete @alllevelxfit but to also to be part of their staff. Thank you to everyone who’s ever believed in me and get me to where I want to be and achieve my goals. I love and appreciate you all very much. ♥”
We are so proud of you Max, thank you for showing us what it means to be the best!
THE ALS WALK 2023
Finally, on June 9th Surround will be doing The ALS Walk in Hamilton and invite you to support our team by clicking on the donation link here as well.
Being kind comes back to you Surround family!
Thank you for being fellow travelers with us on these philanthropic journeys.
Your Team at Surround Wealth Advisors