Joe Matejka - Founder of Custom Fundraising Solutions

A successful entrepreneur with many years of experience in the fundraising sector, Joe Matejka currently serves as the founder and president of Custom Fundraising Solutions in Westlake, Ohio. As the organizational leader of Custom Fundraising Solutions, Joe Matejka developed the concept of the mattress fundraiser, which replaces traditional candy and chocolate sales with large-scale mattress sales at central locations. Over the past year alone, the mattress fundraising model has appeared in more than 1,200 schools across the United States. Organizations such as the Lakewood High School football team have raised thousands of dollars in support of their programs. Looking forward, Joe Matejka plans to introduce a new Custom Fundraising Solutions product line.

Mr. Matejka holds a bachelor of business administration in marketing from Ohio University in Athens. In his free time, he enjoys riding his bicycle, weight training in his local gym, and spending time with his wife and children.

Weight Training Extras

In 2005, Joe Matejka launched Custom Fundraising Solutions, the original mattress fundraiser, where he currently serves as president and CEO. When he has time away from his career, Joe Matejka enjoys weight training.

A popular form of exercise, weight training can be done with free weights, barbells, or the weight machines that are typically found at fitness centers or gyms. Weight training strengthens and tones muscles, and it can also help prevent age-related muscle loss. Though the equipment for this form of exercise is simple, some participants choose to use some extra items to enhance and support their performance.

1. Weightlifting Belt - A thick belt worn around the waist to support the core, abdominal, and lower back muscles while lifting.

2. Wrist wraps – Available in in different lengths, these wraps are used to support the wrist, adding greater stability during overhead lifts.

3. Lifting Straps - These allow a weightlifter to move weights more easily around the gym without exhausting his/her grip.

4. Chalk - Weightlifters use this powder keep their hands free from sweat while gripping onto barbells.

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