While the Smoothstone Community Outreach Team normally participates in one charity event or fundraiser a month, we’re taking on three events this weekend. On Saturday, Smoothstone will be sending more than 40 volunteers to three different fundraisers in order to raise money for local charities. Below are a description of each, plus a link to learn more and donate.
For 2011, The Norton Cancer Institute in Louisville, Ky., has partnered with The Bike to Beat Cancer to coordinate this year’s event to raise funds toward cancer outreach, prevention and education as well as cancer treatments, including brain, breast and pediatric cancer. The 2011 Bike to Beat Cancer will take place September 24th and Smoothstone is very excited to be participating in the event.
Smoothstone’s women’s team won this competition last year, and we’ll be defending our title this Saturday. The competition consists of 14 people pulling an entire loaded UPS 18-wheeler truck 12 feet in the shortest time. There are also awards for the top fundraisers, team with the most team spirit and the best team T-shirts. Donations raised by each of the teams goes to benefit the Special Olympics of Kentucky.
Smoothstone’s most common charitable event is Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville. This weekend, we’ll be sending a team of volunteers to perform various tasks on a house in an underprivileged part of our city.