Wall Street held its annual Decathlon two weeks ago. Bankers,traders, and analysts all rallied for the fitness competition to raise money for cancer prevention. 100% of the donations go to the foremost pediatric cancer institutions in North America.
Halftime Report's Jon Najarian participated in this year's event. He was joined by Andrew McOrmond, Kenny Gats, and Jon Hernandez forming a team of four and raising more than 38 thousand dollars. The CNBC Halftime Report team came in 10 overall out of 28 participating teams.
Wall Street's Decathlon began in 2009 with the mission of believing "competitive, inspiring leaders desire a grand stage where showcasing their athleticism is done for a reason far greater than personal glory." The competition includes men and women on Wall Street competing in the two day event. The Decathlon includes 10 events: 400m run, football throw, 40yd dash, bench press, and more.
The decathlon has raised over 7 million dollars to date and numbers are expected to increase each year the two-day event takes place. Viewers were able to tune into the event for the first time this year on NBC Sports.
The next Wall Street Decathlon will be held at St. John's University in New York City. The event will be on June 10th and 11th of 2017. Be sure to mark your calendars and tune in to see Wall Street athletes compete for the number one spot all while raising money to beat cancer.