Charity Triathlon-a-Thon 2017, Triathlon-a-Thon 2: The Fundraisening

That’s right biscuiteers, the Triathlon-a-Thon is returning! Mark your calendars for Saturday Sept. 9 2017!

Sign up / donate here:

https://www.crowdrise.com/triathlon-a-thon-2-the-fundraisening/fundraiser/charliemewshaw

Triathlon-a-Thon 2: The Fundraisening will be coming to Chapel Hill at the end of the summer. Last year we bounced around Raleigh, had a great time, a great turnout, a great pizza sponsorship from realty expert Matt Szalecki (for all your triangle related real estate needs, check out the links below), and most importantly made a tangible contribution to supporting independent lifestyles of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For those just tuning in, this event is in support of Residential Services, Inc (RSI). RSI is a non-profit charity operating in the Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Durham areas, providing living options, and support programs for people with intellectual, and developmental disabilities. RSI promotes quality of life by maximizing self-determination, development of independent living skills, community involvement, meaningful social roles, and socially responsible behavior. One of the benefits the development of independent living skills for RSI residents presents, is the great joy and companionship found through the adoption of pets.

Across the 16 group homes, numerous independent living apartments, and North Carolina’s first ever retirement community for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, RSI’s residents have taken on responsibility for a number of pets adopted from the Orange County Animal Shelter. Part of this responsibility are veterinary costs, which as anyone with pets knows can come on suddenly, and escalate quickly. Unfortunately, this reality presents a uniquely difficult challenge to individuals operating on a fixed income.

The goal of this fundraising effort is to maintain a standing fund established last year to assist in instances where unexpected medical expenses for animals belonging to RSI residents arise. This fund would help alleviate the impact these instances present, and enrich the lives of the people RSI is dedicated to serving. In order to help raise awareness for this effort, Biscuits Whiskey & Beer is happy to announce the second annual Biscuits Whiskey & Beer Triathlon-a-Thon, Triathlon-a-Thon 2: The Fundraisening.

So what are we gonna do?! In response to suggestions from last year, this year’s event will be fully walkable and will include: FOOSBALL, SKEEBALL, and PINBALL. Like last year, there will be fabulous prizes in each category, and participants will receive tremendous gifts for their donations in the amount of $20 or more! Details to follow soon, but mark your calendars now for Saturday, September 9 2017! If you want to donate, but can’t make the event, that’s cool too! We will be using Crowdrise again to ensure RSI receives all donations directly, and sending out the thank you gifts to all donors of $20 or more, not just attendees.

Thanks for reading, let’s do some good and have some fun!

-Charlie

UPDATE:

I am pleased to announce the itinerary for the 2017 Triathlonathon! All establishments have been scouted for suitability, extensively play-tested, given the Biscuits Whiskey & Beer stamp of approval. Drawing on suggestions from last year, the whole thing is walkable, and the times below account for that.

Without further delay, here’s the plan for Saturday September 9, 2017:

2:30 – Pinball at The Baxter Arcade (108 N Graham St, Carrboro, NC 27510)

3:45 – Foosball at Bub O’ Malley’s (157 E Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514)

5:00 – Skeeball and Prizes at Zog’s Art Bar (108 Henderson St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514)

As you can see, we end at Zog’s which is literally right next door to Time Out, home to fantastic biscuits!

 

To recap:

1 – Make a tax-deductible donation to Residential Services pet relief fund HERE

2 – Come out on Saturday September 9 at 2:00pm, and have a blast, collect your goodie bag, and potentially win fabulous prizes. If you want to donate but can’t make it out, I will mail you your goodie bag!

3 – Feel excellent knowing you made a tangible difference in supporting an amazing cause.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT RSI:

http://www.rsi-nc.org

LINKS TO PIZZA SPONSOR / REAL ESTATE EXPERT MATT SZALECKI:

View homes here: http://www.moveraleigh.com

View Reviews here: http://www.zillow.com/profile/MatthewSzalecki