Maple Grove Trainer raises $6K for Hope 4 Youth
A trainer at Orange Theory Fitness in Maple Grove plans to run an ultra marathon in northern Minnesota to raise money for Hope 4 Youth. Adam Hippe hopes to bring in money for a nonprofit that helps homeless youth.
“I saw their vision.”
Adam Hippe works as a physical fitness trainer at Orange Theory Fitness in Maple Grove. The job keeps him focused and keeps him in shape. But Adam plans to push his fitness limits in an upcoming race. He has his sights set on running the Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile Trail Ultra marathon.
Adam didn’t just want to complete the race. He wanted to have a purpose behind his training and his running.
“Running 50 miles isn’t easy and pushing your limits to do so is easier when you have a meaningful goal,” says Adam on a promotional poster.
Adam decided he wanted to raise $120 per mile, or $6,000 total for an organization that serves homeless youth, Hope 4 Youth.
“To hear there’s over six thousand kids under 23 years old that could be homeless on any given night, that was jaw dropping to me,” says Adam. “That really hit my heart.”
Adam wanted to use his platform to raise as much money as he could for the program.
“After going to a meeting with them, I saw they were giving away more than just hot meals and clothes,” says Adam.
Adam has blown by his goal. He has raised almost seven thousand dollars with only a few days to go before his big race. You can still donate to his race.
Hope 4 Youth is a nonprofit organization located in Anoka and serving young people under the age of 23 experiencing homelessness in the north metro suburbs. The organization operates Drop-In Centers and helps young people find paths out of homelessness.