On Thursday evening, Rocky Mounts hosted a great event catered to raising money to send our good friend Judy Freeman to the mountain bike world championships in Switzerland this fall.
Ideal market and Boulder Sausage donated tons of food so Tom was on grilling duty. Big thanks to Dale's Pale Ale for providing heaps of beer and Izze for giving away some delicious non-alcoholic beverages! Also, huge thanks to Tom for getting the idea together and organizing the whole thing. He's one nice boyfriend :)
The turnout was absolutely fantastic and the event couldn't have gone any better. People donated $10 for all you can eat and drink then could buy raffle tickets (3 for $10) or walk around the silent auction and bid on over 30 killer products!
As always, Timex stepped up and sent me several watches to bring to the event. Some were auctioned and some were raffled. They were all a huge hit and raised quite a bit of money for Miss Judy. Thanks again for all your support, my life has never been the same since our partnership in 2006!
Jason Fryda of Pearl Izumi was the dedicated MC of the night and couldn't have done a better job. He facilitated the raffle as well as the thanking of the sponsors and overall vibe of the party.
The best part of the event is when Tony surprised and presented Judy with her custom made Team USA cycling shoes in front of everyone. It couldn't have been more perfect and the shoes were totally rad! Great Job TT.
Judy was able to raise enough money to cover her entire trip and I haven't stopped getting thank you notes and emails 2 days later :) She leaves for Europe next week and we all wish her the best of luck. GO TEAM USA!!!