The NSCA Education Foundation announced that its first-ever virtual fundraiser, “Cheers to 20 Years,” which recognized its 20th anniversary and sought to raise funds to support its ongoing industry initiatives, exceeded its financial goals.

The stated goal was for the NSCA Education Foundation to raise $54,000. When the virtual event closed at 6:00 p.m. CST on Dec. 3, the fundraiser tally was $73,115.

“The Foundation Fundraiser was a huge success, and we are so grateful to all who contributed,” said NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson. “Like our members, we continue to improvise to create our own success. This virtual fundraiser is a testament to our sponsors and their commitment to our channel, the strength of our community, and the generosity of our friends even in the most unusual and difficult times. We had to pivot, and our membership rallied around us!”

The virtual fundraiser event, led by emcee and host Tim Albright, founder of AVNation, included streaming musical acts, featuring one from renowned industry band and longtime NSCA Education Foundation fundraiser The Drunk Unkles. Live and silent auctions saw the NSCA community bidding on technology and lifestyle items donated by industry manufacturers and individuals.

Visit the NSCA website for more information about the fundraiser.