‘In­let Chal­lenge’ raises $200,000 for Kids In Dis­tress

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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

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