We wish to thank you for your participation in The RAACE Foundation’s 2nd Annual Rally for RAACE charity motorcycle ride held on August 19, 2007. It rained and it poured, but you still came out to support us - and sure, by the time the Harford Sheriff’s Office led us out from Jones Junction we were all pretty much wet. But, Sir Psycho, troopers that they are, played on as we jumped on our bikes for the 43-mile journey thru Harford County. And, I don’t know about all of you, but how about riding directly under our American Flag? It gave me chills, and reminded me that a little storm was nothing – and protecting our children is our right! What about all the volunteer fire departments at the intersections? It was a site to see all of them standing out in the rain to support our ride. Ok, I know, most of the ride was a blur and we could have really used wipers for our glasses, and of course, by the time we actually got to Chesapeake Harley-Davidson, we were soaked thru and thru. I am still drying out. But there was food and drink when we got there and Sir Quentin & the Barnstormers entertained us. All and all, it was a very good day and for a good cause… and the rally, which by the way, we had over 117 bikes, confirmed what we already knew - motorcyclists have huge hearts! We thank you! Read on for recap – donations, raffles, pictures, 2008 Rally, Roast for RAACE, etc.
With your help, The RAACE Foundation raised over $15,000.00 and educated thousands of community members throughout Maryland & surrounding areas about the horrific epidemic of Child Sexual Abuse. Only when the problem of sexual abuse is faced openly can we hope to protect our children. It takes courage, determination and the efforts of many to make a difference in the fight against child sexual abuse. We thank you for your participation.
Participant Donations: Each participant paid $30 and received a commemorative event t-shirt and pin. All riders, passengers & volunteers also received a RAACE Piston Key Chain for riding & working with us thru the Rain!! Our sincerest thanks to our Rally participants, who went above and beyond to raise additional funds to help The RAACE Foundation. They are:
$1,000+ - Ed & Mary Kirk, Rick Otenasek & Joe Sweitzer
$500+ - Tim Montoya
$250+ - Michele & Jim Eline, Mary Jo & Rick Haslbeck
$100+ - Anthony & Noreen DeGeorgio, Jen & Rick Hanna, Grant Ortel
- Women’s Leather Vest donated by Renegade Classics of Baltimore – winner – Susan Androsky
- Men’s Leather Vest donated by Renegade Classics of Baltimore – winner – Chris Stange
- $100 gift certificate – donated by Flaming Dice Tattoos – winner – Lu Bodt
- Gift Basket – donated by Mary Kay Cosmetics – winner - Ken Rutkowski
- Autographed Celebrity Bench - donated by East Coast Tattoos/designed by Bob & Christine – The drawing will take place at our Roast for RAACE on November 2nd.
Photos: Please visit our Rally for RAACE event page to see pictures from Rally – they are quite fun! If you have any photos you’d like to share, please send them into us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post to our site.
Roast for RAACE: Our 2nd Annual Charity Bull & Oyster Event is coming up next:
Date: Friday, November 2, 2007
Location: Richlin Ballroom, Edgewood, MD
Cost: $40.00 per person - Tickets are available now!
For tickets or further information, please visit our website at www.raace.org or call us at 410-893-1001.
Rally for RAACE - 2008: Next year’s Rally for RAACE will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2008 – Same place, same time. Look for The RAACE Foundation to start promoting our Rally at the Mid-Atlantic Bike Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD in February.
A Special Thanks: A special thanks to our Rally Committee & Rally Volunteers for their time, energy, spirit and enthusiasm. The Rally was a success due to your endeavors; we could not have done it without you. Rally Committee – Linda Tabor, Stephanie Taylor, Scott Rarick, Dfc Jeff Petty, Mike Nobile, MJ Mannion, Rob Lesniewski, Terri Jones, Larry Jones & Vickie Brooks. Rally Volunteers: Tim Alston–Jones Junction, Dan Artes–RCMC, Anne Baldessarini-FCS, Dana Becker, Sgt. Dave Betz–HC CAC, Pastor Bill Donnell – RCMC, Michele & Jim Eline, Deanna Figiel, Noel Francis–HC CAC, Joe & Denise Gutberlet, Rev. Doc Holloway–RCMC, Mary Jo & Rick Haslbeck, Dave Heverin-PHRC, Chris Koryto-RCMC, Laurie Lacey, Scott Leanza, Chris Lesniewki, Ed Morrison-RCMC, Alyson Nicholas-RCMC, Michael Pettrey–RCMC, Lindsey Poulson, Joe Renshaw –RCMC, Debbie Rice, Christine Rice, Sarah Rothwell-HC Dept. Social Services, Billy Scott, Ali Taylor, Suzanne Taylor & Ellen Torres–St. Vincent’s.
Many, many thanks: The RAACE Foundation thanks all of you for your hard work and dedication in making our Rally a success! Jones Junction, Chesapeake Harley-Davidson, Harford Sheriff’s Office, Bear’s Portables, Brenneman Printing, Cecil Whig. CRU Building Corp., Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, Dream Catcher Rally, East Coast Tattoos, Fallston Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company & Fire Police, Family & Children’s Services of Harford County, Flaming Dice Tattoos, Harford County Child Advocacy Center, Harford County CORE Services, Harford Rental, Hart to Hart Ambulance Service, Iehle Enterprises, Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, Jim’s BottleWorks, Kobbe Pinstripping, Korey Homes, MaryKay Cosmetics–Carol Zaiko, Norrisville Volunteer Fire Company, OCI Group, Inc., Pete’s Honda Club, Quentin & The Barnstormers, Renegade Classics-Baltimore, Rugged Cross MC, Shamrock Coffee, Sir Psycho, St. Vincent’s Center, StaleFish Board Co., Steel Horse Pit Beef, The Bargaineer, The Mill & Unprecedented.
For more information about The RAACE Foundation, please visit us at www.raace.org or give us a call at 410-893-1001.
Thanks again. Look forward to seeing all of you at next year’s Rally !
The RAACE Foundation