The following is a news release issed from J&P Cycles
ANAMOSA, Iowa - Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2009, J&P Cycles® is proud to announce that their 2009 fund-raising campaign for Camp Courageous of Iowa has raised a record-breaking amount of $23,000 in cash and product donations. Located a mere 10 miles from J&P Cycles®, Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational facility for handicapped and special needs children and adults ranging in age from one to 105, located outside Monticello.
The record breaking amount was raised through J&P Cycles®’ Annual Poker Run and Motorcycle Industry Golf Outing, both held in June. This year’s amount brings the total donation raised over the past nine years to $90,000!
J&P Cycles® President and Vice President John and Jill Parham presented this year’s check of $23,000 to Camp Courageous of Iowa Executive Director Charlie Becker. “We are so grateful to our wonderful customers, suppliers and employees for their participation in our Camp Courageous fundraisers,” said John. “We are ecstatic for our donation this year to be the biggest in J&P history since this is such a special year for us. We couldn’t have achieved this amount without everyone’s support,” he added.
On June 26, J&P held its 8th Annual Golf Outing at Fawn Creek Country Club in Anamosa. The golf tournament began in 2002 as a fun event for the many manufacturers and vendors who make the trek to Eastern Iowa for J&P Cycles® Annual Open House. This event gives J&P the opportunity to play host to a relaxing afternoon of friendship and fun, all while raising money for a worthy cause. Distributors and media from around the country attend the event and contribute by sponsoring holes and awards in addition to making cash donations. When the numbers were tallied, sponsors, golfers and other event attendees raised $22,000 including cash and product donations!
In total, 40 representatives from 30 of J&P Cycles® exhibitors and industry media participated in the tournament held at Fawn Creek Country Club in Anamosa. Donations were raised ahead of time from companies sponsoring holes and awards for the event.
A big thanks goes out to this year’s Golf Tournament sponsors. Those sponsoring holes included: Accel Motorcycle Products, Avon Grips, Cobra, Custom Chrome, Inc., Drag Specialties, Helmet City, K&L, Kruzer, LLC, Kuryakyn, Maverick Publications (American Bagger and American Cycle), Memphis Shades, Metzeler, Mid-USA Cycle Parts, Inc., Performance Machine, Inc., Pirelli, Source Interlink (Hot Bike Magazine and HotBike Baggers Magazine). Award sponsors were: Airhawk Inc., All Kleer, Arlen Ness, Auto Gem, Carroll Leather, Crane Cams, Cruz Tools, Le Pera, NHJ Powersports, Paughco, Rivera Primo, Inc., Street FX, TAM Communications (RoadBike Magazine and American Iron Magazine), RSD and Vance and Hines.
The other $1,000 was raised earlier in June at the 12th Annual J&P Cycles® Poker Run despite bad weather and a rainy day.
“John and I are so thankful to the many participants who turned out to help our efforts in raising funds for the camp,” Jill said. “It is such a worthy cause and we want to sincerely thank everyone who helped make this year’s donation the largest ever!”
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