‘Inlet Challenge’ raises $200,000 for Kids In Distress
More than 700 cycling enthusiasts, along with Fort Lauderdale Mayor, John P. "Jack" Seiler, joined together for the11th annual “Inlet Challenge Bicycle Ride,” presented by Southern Wine& Spirits of Florida and ZimmermanAdvertising. The event raised $200,000 for Kids In Distress of Broward (KID) and Palm Beach counties.
“SouthernWine& Spirits of Florida is proud to have been a sponsor of the Kids In Distress ‘Inlet Challenge’ and to have helped thiswonderful organization reach its goal of $200,000, whichwill directly benefit the many children in need,” said Stephen Power of SouthernWine& Spirits.
Hosted by KID, the at-your-own-pace outdoor scenic ride alongA1AfromFort Lauderdale toWest Palm Beach invited cyclists to choose one of four distances: the Century (100 miles), theMetric Century (62.5 miles), the Half Metric (31miles) or the Beach Cruiser (15miles). In addition to the registration fee, each rider made a pledge commitment of a $150 minimum by reaching out to family, friends and other supporters.
“We are so appreciative of zMotion, SouthernWine& Spirits, Mayor Seiler and George Fussel for their support this year,” said CEO and President of Kids In Distress, Mark Dhooge. “It takes $200,000 each year to feed all of the children in our care, so this is certainly a wonderful accomplishment and a terrificway to end the year.”
KID of Broward and Palm Beachworks to prevent child abuse, preservation of family and care and treatment of abused and neglected children. The organization partners with corporations, organizations, municipalities, schools and individuals to provide basic services to the underserved population in South Florida. For more information, visit www.kidinc.org.
Jeffery Shupert, left, and Steve Palmer
Carmen Marston, left, and Greg Rabinovich
Mark Dhooge, left; Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Jack Seiler; and George Fussell