When the thermometer reaches 75 degrees or higher we know that event season is underway. Last Friday night in Madison we were the food sponsor for Gio’s Garden Rock for Respite. Saturday we were out in Waterloo, WI for the Trek 100.
Gio’s Garden’s mission as a non-profit organization is to nurture and strengthen families with special needs children (birth to 6 years) by increasing their access to needed services. The Rock for Respite event had Rock and roll with live entertainment by Piano Fondue, Kings of Radio and DJ Aaron Jai. There was a silent auction, drinks, cake and even a portable photo booth. The event was a huge success and we were able to feed over 275 guests. Want to learn more about Gio’s Garden? Check out their website at http://www.giosgarden.org/
The 23rd Annual Trek 100 Ride for Hope was this past Saturday and was our second year in a row participating in the event. Proceeds from this great ride for a great cause support critical pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research. The Trek 100 is the mainstay of the MACC Fund’s athletic fundraisers. It is one of the largest fundraising efforts for childhood cancer and related blood disorder research in the United States. Last year we were stationed at a rest stop in Rio, WI. This year we were stationed at the Trek Headquarters in Waterloo, WI right near the finish line. It was a scorcher, but luckily the good folks at the Trek Bicycle Stores in Madison were kind enough to let us borrow their tent so we could have some shade. We were sampling our ever so popular Chips and Queso and what a hit they were! One thing we always hear from runners, cyclists and athletes in general is that the Chips hit the spot after a nice workout! At the end of the event we counted that we gave away around 1,000 samples.
With event season underway we are thrilled to get out in our local communities and meet everyone, share some delicious snacks and most importantly - HAVE FUN!