22 Jun Cerner Slammers Making a Big Difference in Battle Against Type 1 Diabetes
Cerner Wellness is a national company with employees who care. That’s not some corporate PR bunk, it’s fact. We’ve seen it. In its first year in the SLAMDiabetes Vermont Summer Classic WIFFLE Ball Tournament, the Cerner Slammers are making a big impact in supporting kids and adults living with T1D.
The Slammers are currently in a heated race for the top fundraising team, narrowly ahead of EHR’s Perfect Pitch. Cerner has raised $6,335 and are within striking distance of the tourney’s highest team goal of $7,500. Jeff Seward, Cerner Sales Executive (and the team’s only admitted AARP member) is the tournament’s top fundraiser, having raised $2,030 with a week to go!
Captains Brittany Larrabee and Steve Reilly organize lunchtime team practices, make sure players’ pre-tournament diets and exercise regimens are peak-performance and that everyone plays a part in fundraising, awareness and even uniform design. “Our routines vary by player,” Steve says. “For example, we’ve got Jeff doing a lot of yoga and stretching, some plyometrics, too; while Fabby and Mayo are running sprints and flipping tractor tires out back.”
Brittany says the team is ready to represent. “Weve been having a blast with everything. It’s been a great way to team-build in the office and we can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve got on the field, too.”