At the end of last month, we at AK Material Handling Systems were pretty charged up about the Minnesota Wild’s recent success and were feeling pretty confident in their ability to take on all comers. Well, a couple of our manufacturers based in the Chicago area, including Rack Builders, Inc., were feeling pretty good about their team, too. Tony Sineni of RBI, a proud Blackhawks fan, was one of the first to suggest the idea of a friendly wager. The opportunity was perfect, the proceeds of which would go to a charity of the winner’s choice.

If you paid any attention to the series or simply watch Sports Center in the morning, you know that the series was a complete drubbing, and our beloved Minnesota Wild were bounced in four games. That part was disappointing, to be sure, but that disappointment quickly faded when we reminded ourselves of the opportunity we were now presented with to donate to a charity of RBI’s choice. In our first article about charity bets, RBI’s charity of choice was not yet specified. Now, their team having thoroughly defeated ours, they have named their charity of choice: the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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The National MS Society is a charity that our friends at RBI say is near and dear to their heart, so it makes us happy to forfeit our wager to them. The organization is dedicated to helping people living with MS thrive despite the challenges that Multiple Sclerosis presents. The National MS Society not only works tirelessly to create a stronger awareness of MS, but uses funds raised to sponsor state-of-the-art research directed at creating innovative treatments for the disease. The Illinois Chapter of the National MS Society provides a platform for people in the area who are affected by MS to connect and support one another, as well as offering educational programs for people to learn and empower themselves. You can find our more about their efforts in the community on their website.

In a classy move, RBI also decided to donate to the charity themselves, matching the contribution from AK. Their decision to contribute themselves reinforced the true goal of our friendly bet: contributing to a cause that helps people in need. Though there had to be a winner between the two teams, the wager between AK and RBI was a win-win from the start. When the worst-case scenario involves giving to charity, you truly can’t go wrong. Thanks again to our friends at RBI for the fun opportunity!

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