BLUE BELL, PA — A Montgomery County dance studio is the recipient of a particular COVID-19 reduction package deal put collectively by Barstool Sports activities and Philadelphia Flyers middle Kevin Hayes.
Dave Portnoy, the founding father of Barstool, referred to as Susie Anhorn of Blue Bell’s Phoenix Arts to congratulate her with the information.
“That is unbelievable,” Anhorn mentioned. “I may by no means have imagined our studio to be chosen for this superb fund Dave and BarStool Sports activities are doing. I am so humbled, shocked, speechless, and a lot extra.”
Portnoy advised Anhorn that Hayes had given him a $50,000 donation and requested him to discover a deserving small enterprise within the better Philadelphia space.
“You are one of many first that his cash will go proper to,” he advised her.
In a video making use of for the grant and explaining how the pandemic impacted her studio, Anhorn mentioned that when the outbreak began, her studio misplaced round 50 households. She added that they’d continued to provide scholarships as vacation presents to as many households as they may, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient.
“That is my life I’ve constructed for the final 11 years,” mentioned Anhorn, a Conshohocken native. “That is the place the place children really feel consistency, confidence, they be taught endurance, and bravado…We’re nonetheless retaining our doorways open to assist anybody we are able to in the neighborhood…however we may actually use your assist.”
Portnoy mentioned that Anhorn’s enterprise was the precise kind of multinational they have been hoping to help.
Watch beneath for the second Anhorn discovered: