FUSION BODYBUILDING Mo-Muscle Classic Shows Community Heart for a Worthy Cause.
There’s an element to bodybuilding that’s fiercely independent, where each athlete focuses solely on driving his or her own destiny. But on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Fusion Bodybuilding Mo-Muscle Classic, competitive bodybuilders and their fans showed just how closely they could unite for a worthy cause.
Every penny made from the OPA-sanctioned event – from ticket sales, to entry fees, to donations – all went towards one mission: providing financial assistance to men battling cancer.
“This show is so much more than a top bodybuilding show,” said Adrian Burke, Co-President of Fusion Bodybuilding. “It’s an opportunity for us to make a difference in people’s lives. I feel proud to be part of such a worthy cause, and to see the community step up to support it in such a big way. This is only our second year hosting the show, and I’m already blown away by what we’ve achieved together.”
For Scott Cook and Scott Barker, Co-Founders of Mo-Muscle, the event hits home even more. Having each survived cancer battles of their own, they feel it’s their passion and duty to give back through bodybuilding. “I ended up with a $13,000 debt when I got out of cancer treatment and that’s a hard thing,” explained Barker. “You battle for your life, and then at the other side of it you realize, ‘Now I’ve got to battle to get out of debt.’ So that was the purpose of this show. It allows us to actually start helping men, and that’s the greatest thing about this.”
Celebrities Wow the Crowd
Held at Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Guelph, Ontario, this year’s Fusion Bodybuilding Mo-Muscle Classic drew in a packed, excited crowd. YouTube superstar Furious Pete owned the mic as MC of the event, and was joined by fellow social media man Big J and guest poser, IFBB Pro Jon De La Rosa.
Meanwhile, athletes of all calibers took the stage in six different categories, giving the audience plenty to see in both the day and evening shows. Winners walked away with great prizes – like a one-year Fusion Bodybuilding supplement sponsorship (valued at $2,400), an all-inclusive tropical vacation package for two, and a big screen TV. Even audience members won big by scoring a host of sponsored prizes.
Competition Gives Way to Emotion
With all the blood, sweat, and tears that go into prepping for a bodybuilding show, emotions are bound to run high at events like these. But the feelings were strongest (and tears most plentiful) when Sabrina Bainwohl was awarded with the David McGowan Courage Award. The award, which was given to Bainwohl for overcoming great odds to step on stage and compete, was in honor of David McGowan. A loving husband and father, McGowan passed away on May 7, 2015 at the young age of 33, after a valiant battle with cancer.
“There wasn’t a dry eye in the place during this award,” said Burke. “In a way, it really connected us and brought a community spirit to the event. We will always remember David and the legacy of courage he left us.”
Your Support Matters
While Fusion Bodybuilding and Mo-Muscle start planning their 2016 show, the need for donations continues. Many cancer patients are strapped with uninsurable costs they can’t cover, causing undue stress during a time when their health should be the priority. You can help make their journey easier by donating at
www.fusionmomuscle.com. Any donation, big or small, will make a huge difference in someone’s life.
You can also show your support – and see high-level bodybuilders in action – by attending the 2016 Fusion Bodybuilding Mo-Muscle Classic. Follow Fusion Bodybuilding or Mo-Muscle on social media to stay updated on the event!