June Girl & Guy Heroes

June Girl & Guy Heroes

The F5 Twisters!

Our June Girl & Guy Heroes are members of one of Girls on the Run’s inspirational and philanthropic corporate SoleMates team, the F5 Twisters! These 12 teammates are representing F5 while training for a 200 mile relay race AND raising funds to support scholarships for next season’s Girls on the Run participants!

F5’s Seattle-based Northwest Passage Ragnar Relay team, the F5 Twisters, initially came together in October 2017 with a mission to build a culture of teamwork and collaboration within their department. Wanting to put more meaningful intention behind their teambuilding activity, they reached out to Girls on the Run of Puget Sound and committed to raising $12,000 to support scholarships for 60 program participants (4 full teams!) next spring. With nearly three-quarters of their fundraising goal achieved, F5 Twisters is proud to support F5’s endeavors in being advocates for diversity & inclusion and champions of community service.

The F5 Twisters have definitely put the FUN in fundraising this year, showing great creativity with events that truly engaged their company and community in their philanthropic efforts. Early this year, they hosted an Oscars themed fundraiser to kick off their donation campaign.

They recently followed up with a “Wine Friday” event that both educated fellow F5 employees about Girls on the Run and was also highly entertaining!

F5 has a long-standing commitment to supporting important causes in Seattle. Through programs like Girls on the Run and corporate matching, the work F5 and its employees have done over the years has had lasting impact on the community.

The F5 Twisters will take on the 200 mile Ragnar Northwest Passages relay race in July. Please join us in wishing them well on their race and giving them a BIG energy award for their work to make Girls on the Run accessible for all girls in our community! For more information on joining SoleMates as an individual or a corporate team, please email becky@girlsrun.org.