Sustainativity hosts 2nd annual Mattress Dash fundraiser

October 19, 2015 - photo frame

Despite a cold autumn atmosphere Sunday, a 13 teams in a 2015 Mattress Dash worked adult utterly a sweat.

The racecourse reached 75 yards into Forsyth Park, and along with a disproportionate path along a stretch, a five-person teams also had to watch out for their competitors — some of whom had creations literally tumble detached on a course.

Tommy Linstroth, who both founded and now runs Sustainativity, pronounced that a nonprofit began dual years ago to “green” other nonprofits in a community.

This year Sustainativity partnered with Senior Citizens Inc., with whom it will be operative on a lighting retrofit in a trickery and a plan to retrofit some of a Meals on Wheels lorry to hybrids. In a past Sustainativity also worked with a Second Harvest Food Bank and a Historic Savannah Foundation.

Linstroth pronounced he hoped to lift $6,000 to $7,000 during a mattress lurch event, in that some-more than 200 people incited out on Sunday.

“We’re not a normal nonprofit, so we don’t do normal fundraising,” Linstroth said. Sustainativity has a tumble eventuality — a mattress lurch — and a open eventuality on Apr 23 — Green Tie One On for Second Harvest — to lift income for a sustainability projects. Linstroth pronounced 100 percent of donations and supports lifted go to those projects. Everyone on a house of a nonprofit, all a workers during Sunday’s eventuality and even Linstroth himself proffer their time.

One of a large changes this year was a pre-race march that authorised a teams to travel their creations down a racecourse and get a feel for either they competence tumble apart. From a get-go, one organisation in sold seemed to be carrying a severe time.

“In their defense, they did this yesterday after assembly during Geekend this weekend,” Linstroth explained about a group, Maven Makers, as a behind wheels of their support began wobbling uncontrollably. Later in a races, a Maven Makers would breeze adult carrying a behind half of their Lite-Brite themed support to a win opposite a Five Points Beverage team.

The 13 teams were interconnected off in conduct to conduct races, that they did twice — for time. Then a tip 4 teams competed conduct to conduct in knockout races, and a final dual teams raced for a championship.

Once again, Thunderbolt Marine’s team, Panda-monium, took home a win with their bamboo mattress support and panda-dressed mascot.

“Last year, a support wasn’t unequivocally sustainable, and it was unequivocally heavy,” pronounced Jessica Weimerskirk, mascot of organisation Panda-monium. “This year we went with a Panda thesis to be some-more tolerable and a lot lighter, since it’s done of bamboo.”

DIRTT, or Doing It Right This Time — Environmental Solutions, was a runner-up, channel a finish only seconds behind Panda-monium — and holding out a inflatable Fleet Feet finish line during a same time.

The teams also won awards for a People’s Choice, Judge’s Choice and Greenest Creation categories. Walk of Shame, that had drink pong set adult before a race, won People’s Choice. The Sleighers, stoical of SCAD industrial pattern expertise and one student, won a Judge’s Choice; and a Greenest Creation endowment went to a city of Savannah’s Raised Bed Garden frame.


• Panda-monium (Thunderbolt Marine)


• Mousekateers (Thomas and Hutton)

• Walk of Shame

• Maven Makers

• Five Points Beverage

• Sleighers (SCAD industrial design)

• Raised Bed Garden (city of Savannah)

• Meals on Wheels (Senior Citizens Inc.)

• Gulfstream

• The Monkeys

• Metro Savannah Rotary Club

• Game of Thrones

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