The Bobby Labonte Foundation, founded by NASCAR Champion and Hall of Fame race car driver and High Point businessman Bobby Labonte, will host a cocktail party and silent auction on Friday, September 6 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Markor Art Center's Terrace on the Fifth and Sky Bar in High Point, N.C. A limited number of tickets are now available for purchase through the Bobby Labonte Foundation's website at bobbylabontefoundation.org.
Guests will join Bobby and Kristin Labonte at High Point's newest iconic landmark while enjoying drinks, delectable dinner fare and merriment on the eve of the 2019 Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride. An exciting, eclectic list of silent auction items will be available, including dinner with Bobby at his favorite restaurant, a long weekend at a six bedroom oceanfront house in Garden City, S.C., a custom fishing rod, a built-in wine cooler, a power lunch with Kristin and a week-long African photo safari.
"The cocktail party and silent auction has become a very popular component of my annual Charity Bike Ride and we thank Markor Art Center for so graciously hosting us this year," said Labonte. "Tickets sold out quickly last year, and we're so excited to have an amazing evening planned again this year. The best part is that many children and families in the Triad area will benefit, since the party makes a big impact on the amount we are able to donate to our selected charities. I hope everyone will consider purchasing a ticket and joining us."
Tickets are $100 each, with 50/50 raffle tickets also available for purchase. This year, all proceeds will support three non-profit organizations that align with the Bobby Labonte Foundation's mission to help build stronger foundations for children and families: High Point LEAP, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont, Inc. and High Point Swim Club.
"We are delighted to host this event. We appreciate the significant charitable work associated with the Bobby Labonte Foundation here in High Point," said Howard Pan, corporate vice president, Vivet Inc./Markor International. "We view community involvement highly and it is our pleasure to play a positive role in all the efforts to make our community thrive."
The Charity Bike Ride starts at 8:30 am Saturday, September 7. At 9:30 am, High Point Mayor Jay Wagner will lead the Mayor's Ride - a free and fun bike ride open to everyone ages 12 and up. Participants only need a bike and helmet to take a ride with the mayor through the streets of downtown High Point. At 10:00 am, Business High Point-Chamber of Commerce will cut the ribbon and officially open FamFest, presented by Ilderton Dodge Chrysler Jeep. FamFest is a free family event that will include a NASCAR race car simulator, bounce houses, dunk tank, games, food, face painting, mascots and the annual kids' bike race. Parents can browse local vendors for jewelry, crafts and art, and take part in a DIY activity with Home Depot. Free hot dogs from Cook Out will also be served while they last!
This year's events also include three training rides during the month of August, an art gallery exhibit, "The Bicycle: Art Meets Form," at Theatre Art Galleries on Thursday, September 5. Tickets for the cocktail party and silent auction are available on the Bobby Labonte Foundation website. All of the proceeds from the charity bike ride and the cocktail party and silent auction will fund the 2019 grants.
To find out more about the 2019 Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride, to register or to become a sponsor, visit bobbylabontefoundation.org.
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