But don’t worry The Knockturnal always has a back up plan. On September 30, 2015 Margret Isa butler the merging Queen of joint ventures decided to make it a ladies night out to celebrate, and toast to EduSkating’s arrival to NYC. On the 14th floor with a beautiful view of midtown Manhattan, a dozen women gathered in heels, and suites, to let their hair down, meet and greet, over yummy light bites, cocktails, and to welcome this great youth/fitness initiative.
Margaret Butler is a private equity, and real estate Lawyer at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, focusing on mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures (hence the term Queen). Margaret Takes time out of her busy schedule to enjoy her life, while encouraging others to do the same. As a result of meeting, and connecting with so many great people, Margaret thought it would be a great idea to launch her “Salon” series, in which an exclusive group of people gather to talk about different issues, causes, and charities, in such away, you are bound to leave the “Salon” with new friends!
EduSkating’s arrival to NYC this November was the topic of the evening. One of the founders of the program, Melissa Gregory a 2006 U.S. figure skating Olympian was elated to announce, EduSkating will be coming to Brookfield place in lower Manhattan. In addition to opening 9 skating rinks in the Bronx by this November 2015. Founded by Melissa, and her husband Denis Petukhov (who came out at the end, and is also a figure skater and a 2006 Olympian) EduSkating is just one of the youth/fitness initiatives running under Proud Nation Inc.’s non-profit organization stationed in Hartford CT. Together both founders won 6 U.S. national medals, have traveled internationally, and received top world rankings. In just 2 years this power couple has managed to serve over 300 school children, and intercity kids, in addition to obtaining a grant from the Department of Education. Whether it’s an afterschool program or just a field trip, Proud Nation Inc.’s EduSkating agenda is to be a sport based youth development initiative to increase youth participation. In other words FREE SKATE! Proud Nation inc.’s EduSkating is not only going to benefit grades Pre K through 12th in NYC, it will also be accessible to adults wanting to exercise, have fun, and learn good sportsmanship. So check out their other Olympic committee approved programs such as Kick Ice, coaching, classes and lessons at www.proud-nation.org.
Photo Credit: PMC