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Lifeline Loves – Crosswinds Cares  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 to help others up! Money raised from this unique, healthy, fundraiser benefit the Family 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.

Individuals compete for:

  • Most Creative Planking Costume
  • Most Money Raised
  • Most Donors
  • Most Votes on Facebook
  • Longest Plank on Competition Day – Beginner
  • Longest Plank on Competition Day – Advanced


Teams compete for:

  • Most Money Raised
  • Largest Team on Competition Day


Compete in the following categories:

Beginner: Those who haven’t seen the inside of a gym since January 5th.
Advanced: Someone who is “super fit,” a pro athlete, and/or a trainer.

Join the fun & plank with us! Contact Frances Brooks or (260) 702-3795

Support your favorite Planker by donating.

In 2017, this Planking Challenge raised more than $26,000!

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


Thank you to our local Media for the coverage of this event last year!

Journal Gazette “Dozens Complete in Planking Challenge for Charity”

WBCL Commercial

Planking Challenge for a Cause (Morning Newscast)

Facebook:   Fort Wayne NBC, Pauleen & Yasser Kishk Curtis Smith’s Parkview Page




Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

Intergrated Talent and Moellering

Parkview Field  Culligan           3 Rivers Logo   Zesto Ice Cream

Media Sponsor: