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Yes, I'm "blegging" (blogging + begging = blegging)!!!!! Not so much for myself (though it would be nice if by some huge miracle I won the raffle I'm about to tell you about!), but to raise awareness and money for a very worthwhile cause that I have mentioned here before. I didn't know until a few days ago that I would "for sure" be able to participate.
On Saturday, August 25, I will be participating in the first annual Mike Stokely Foundation "Ride to Remember," a fundraising event seeking to raise the funds necessary to establish a scholarship at Georgia Military College in the name of Sgt. Mike Stokely, who was killed in Iraq on August 16, 2005. In addition to raising money for a very worthy cause, which is plenty of motivation in and of itself, they are having a raffle: for every cumulative $250 donated in my name, I get a free raffle ticket for a chance to win the grand prize at the end of the day - a Harley!!!!! :-) (and I reeeeaaaaallllllyyyyyy wanna win that Harley, haha, since I'm currently bike-less and trapped in my old, falling-apart car!! Momma Kat needs new wheels, y'all!) Seriously, though: Motorcycle raffle or not, this is still a great cause: honoring one of our local fallen heroes, investing in the youth of this state and in America!! As much as I want that Harley (did I mention, I really, really, really would LUV to win it?! as would all the others who will be there, haha), what I want EVEN MORE is for this ride to be a huge success, and for the Mike Stokely Scholarship to be firmly established forever at Georgia Military College. That, my friends, is the deepest motivation for my blegging. :-)
Checks & money orders can be made out to and sent to The Mike Stokely Foundation, Inc., 100 Fountainhead Way, Sharpsburg, GA, 30277. The Mike Stokely Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Make sure to include a note saying that you are sponsoring lill ole me, if you so choose!
Thanks for your time! For more info, visit: http://www.mikestokely.com/.
1st ANNUAL RIDE TO REMEMBER
Saturday, August 25th, 2007
Law Enforcement Escorted Ride
(Cars and Motorcycles Welcome!)
Starting at First Baptist Church of Peachtree City (208 Willow Bend Road/behind City Hall), THE ROUTE WILL INCLUDE THE SGT MIKE STOKELY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY IN SHARPSBURG, GA Ending at Jackson-Pless National Guard Armory on Armory Road by Newnan High School/Newnan, GA Family fun, games, entertainment, BBQ, door prizes, auction
and Grand Prize Raffle – a Harley Davidson XL883R Black Motorcycle!
For more motorcyle and raffle information, click here.
Pre-registration urged but can register onsite beginning at 8:00 a.m. We will Roll-off at 10:00 a.m. This is a ‘sponsor’ ride with a goal of a minimum of $25 per bike/car.
For each $250 in sponsorship donations – Free raffle ticket for the Grand Prize Additional Tickets for the Motorcycle Raffle - $50
LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING SO WE CAN HAVE PLENTY OF FOOD!
One free meal ticket with each $25.00 sponsorship donation. Don’t want to ride? Come to the BBQ – plates available for $10.00 each. Children under 12 / hot dog plate - $5.00 each.
Make checks payable to “The Mike Stokely Foundation”
Proceeds will help establish a scholarship in Mike’s name at his college Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, GA - $25,000 challenge goal