Friday, December 26, 2008

Bike-a-thon, BBQ Challenge - 2009

Two important dates have just been set for some of my favorite fund raising activities:
  • Sunday, July 12th - The Philadelphia American Cancer Society Bike-a-thon
  • Saturday, August 8th - The Garry Maddox BBQ Challenge

The Bike-a-thon is a 64.6 bicycle mile ride from Philadelphia, PA to Buena, NJ. This will be my fifth year participating and I am looking forward to it already. It is an exhausting but exhilarating event, riding with thousands of fellow cyclists to support the fight against cancer. I will be posting a link to my personal page soon in case anyone wishes to support my ride by making a donation.

The BBQ Challenge is a cooking competition to support the Youth Golf & Athletics Program (YGAP). Founded by former Phillies centerfielder Garry Maddox, the YGAP provides a safe after-school environment for young people in the Philadelphia area. This past year was my first competition, where entered my barbecued ribs. Unfortunately I fell short of a prize, but had a great time cooking and mingling with so many BBQ enthusiasts. This year I will be drafting a posse to help me out; we will bring many smokers and grills, and make a variety of foods for entry into the competition and for our friends to enjoy.

Stay tuned for more information on both these events as they get closer. If you wish to participate in either event please contact me directly.

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