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Lifeline Loves Crosswinds Cares
2018 Planking Challenge

The 4th Annual Crosswinds Planking Challenge is planned for June 6, 2018, at Parkview Field at 5:30 p.m. This outdoor event challenges you to get down and lift others up!

Money raised from this unique, healthy fundraiser benefits the Crosswinds Cares Scholarship Fund, a fund available for individuals and families in need of mental health support and counseling. Additionally, funds contributed provide limited financial assistance to eligible employees who are experiencing economic hardship due to emergency situations through the Lifeline Loves Crosswinds Cares Fund.

Help individuals and families in our community by raising funds!

Minimums to participate are $50 through May 1st, $75 through June 1st, and $100 the week of the event. Your donation/registration includes a t-shirt, a goody bag from Jefferson Pointe and more!

Join the fun and plank with us!

Plank With Us!                Support a Friend & Donate!

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Adults compete for:

  • Most Creative Costume
  • Most Money Raised
  • Most Donors
  • Longest Plank on Competition Day


Children compete for:

  • Most Creative Costume
  • Longest Plank on Competition Day


Teams compete for:

  • Most Money Raised
  • Largest Team on Competition Day


Staff Regional Teams compete for:

  • Longest Plank (one per region)
  • Most Money Raised by a Region (by June 6th)


Raise funds to NOT plank & show support for individuals and families in our community! We appreciate your effort and help to make a lasting change.

Fort Wayne Event Timeline:

  • 5:30 – 6 pm Registration (South Entrance, Parkview Field)
  • 6:15 pm Costume & Mascot Parade
  • 6:25 pm Children’s Planking (On the Outfield)
  • 6:45 pm Adult & Team Planking (On the Outfield)
  • 7:15 pm Awards
  • 7:30 pm Post-Event Party (Concourse)


Any questions? Contact Frances Brooks, Community Engagement Manager or call (260) 702-3795.




Want to know what you need to win this year? 2017 winners are listed below:

  • Most Creative Planking Costume – Spider-Man, Jason Brennan, 3RF
  • Most Money Raised – Sheriff David Gladieux, Allen Co Sheriff’s Dept. $2,775
  • Most Donors – Brooke Sellhorn, 36 donors
  • Most Votes on Facebook – Ashley Licari, 182 likes
  • Longest Plank on Competition Day – Beginner – Dave Long, 15:10
  • Longest Plank on Competition Day – Advanced – Michelle Carr, 16:02