Mayor Jay Wagner to Serve as Honorary Chairman, Lead Mayor’s Ride
HIGH POINT, N.C. – (July 5, 2019) – The Bobby Labonte Foundation, founded by NASCAR Champion and Hall of Fame race car driver and High Point businessman Bobby Labonte, is excited to welcome High Point, N.C. Mayor Jay Wagner back to its annual Charity Bike Ride. The Foundation is adding an exciting new, family-oriented event to its 2019 ride – the Mayor’s Ride – a FREE, fun ride through the city’s streets for ages 12 and up.
The 2019 Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride will be held Saturday, September 7 at 8:30 am. The Mayor’s Ride kicks off at 9:00 am. At 10:00 am, the Business High Point -Chamber of Commerce will cut the ribbon on FamFest, a free family festival that will include a NASCAR race car simulator, bounce houses, dunk tanks, games, food, face painting, balloon art, mascots and the annual kids’ bike race. Parents can browse local vendors for jewelry, crafts and art, and take part in a DIY activity with Home Depot.
“We are honored to once again welcome Mayor Jay Wagner to my charity bike ride,” said Bobby Labonte. “Mayor Wagner has been a longtime supporter of our efforts to help build stronger futures for children and families, and we’re excited to work with him to offer an additional event during this year’s festivities. I encourage all our local families to join us on the Mayor’s Ride through our city – if you have a bike and helmet, you qualify!”
All proceeds from the Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride support this year’s charity grant recipients: High Point LEAP, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont, Inc. and High Point Swim Club. All three non-profit organizations align with the Bobby Labonte Foundation’s mission to support children and families in the Triad area.
“As a High Point native and lifelong resident, I’m thrilled to support the Bobby Labonte Foundation’s efforts to improve the lives of children and families in our hometown,” said Wagner. “I encourage everyone to come out and join us for this year’s events, ride with me in the Mayor’s Ride, have fun at FamFest and I thank Bobby for his commitment to our community.”
This year, events also include the return of “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form” gallery exhibit at Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, N.C. on Thursday, September 5. A VIP ride and luncheon will be hosted by Labonte the morning of Friday, September 6, followed by an evening silent auction and cocktail party. The Charity Bike Ride starts at 8:30 am Saturday, September 7 and offers cyclists a 40 km, 60 km, or 100 km route.
Registration for the charity bike ride is now open at bobbylabontefoundation.org
. Tickets for the VIP ride and luncheon and the silent auction and cocktail party will be available for purchase soon on the Bobby Labonte Foundation website. All of the proceeds from the charity bike ride, the brunch ride, and the silent auction and cocktail party will fund the 2019 grants.