Smokin’ Harley-Davidson is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s 6th Annual Petty Museum Polar Ride on Saturday, January 28th. It’s an opportunity to get on your bike for a Winter Blast to the Petty’s Garage and Petty Museum in Randleman to meet Richard Petty, Kyle Petty and Dale Inman. You can pre-register now at Smokin’ or register the day of from 9:00 am – 10:30 am. $35 per person includes lunch and T-shirt. We will leave Smokin’ promptly at 10:30. All proceeds to benefit the Petty Family Foundation.
The Homeless Point-in-Time Count is a one day, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in Forsyth County. The count, coordinated by United Way of Forsyth County and the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Homeless Council, helps determine the extent of homelessness in our community. The data collected is used to plan services for the homeless throughout the year.
Volunteers are needed to help with the identification and counting of people who are sleeping outside on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas. Volunteers will be organized into groups of four or five and in two shifts, 9pm-12am and 1am-4am.
Organizers will be assembling bags of necessities to hand out to homeless men and women and are seeking donations of winter hats, scarves, hand warmers, individual tissue packets, sun screen, bottled water, canned foods with pop-tops or pre-packaged food, and plastic utensils.
Greg Olsen wins Walter Payton Man Of The Year Charity Challenge, $25K towards his foundation
From becoming the first player at his position to ever post three-consecutive 1,000 receiving-yard seasons to being named an All-Pro for the second-straight time, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has made quite an impact in 2016. His most important achievement, however, didn’t come until after the final snap of the campaign. At midnight on Monday, Olsen is the winner of Nationwide’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Charity Challenge. Thanks to fans, the 10-year veteran has earned $25,000 for his foundation, Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation.
Olsen’s organization strives to help support hospitals, doctors and families better treat children and loved ones with congenital heart disease and cancer. As one of the charity’s two initiatives, “Receiving Hope” was created in 2009 following his mother’s battle against breast cancer. “The HEARTest Yard” fund would then be established in 2013 soon after his unborn son T.J. was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
Olsen, as one of the league’s nominees for the 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, topped 31 other NFL players by receiving the most votes on social media with the hashtag #OlsenWMPOYChallenge from Dec. 12 to Jan. 8. Despite trailing San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith heading into the contest’s final weekend, he would receive a heap of support from a few friends in clinching him the comeback victory.
The 2016 dates for the annual FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts have been announced. All of the concerts will feature Christmas music.
The Burlington concert will feature music by the Greensboro Symphony and will be held at Williams High School Auditorium on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Greensboro concert will feature music by the Greensboro Symphony and will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Winston-Salem concert, featuring music by the Winston-Salem Symphony, will be held at LJVM Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
FOX8’s Neill McNeill and Katie Nordeen will once again host this year’s concerts in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. New this year, the Greensboro and Winston-Salem concerts will feature revamped formats to include more music, more performers, and an intermission break. The new format promises to make the experience even more fun for attendees of all ages, while maintaining the traditions of more than 25 years of Triad Holiday Concerts.
As always, admission and parking are free for all three concerts with your donation of canned food items to benefit The Salvation Army. Last year’s FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts raised more than 500,000 cans of food. The FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concerts serve as the single largest provider of food for the hungry in the Triad, and help stock the shelves of The Salvation Army for more than half the year.
We will be doing a Toys for Tots ride starting at the Forgotten Sons clubhouse. We will have several stops and then Baggerz for the after party. We will have two bands and will provide food. Please bring a unwrapped toys for a boy or girl to help some deserving kids.
100% of proceeds will go directly to Justin and his family to cover medical expenses. There will also be donation jars at several of your local bars so please come out and help this family in their time of need.
Let’s Celebrate! Lexington and Davidson County residents can once again look forward to everybody’s favorite NC specialty. The 33rd Annual Barbecue Festival is set for Saturday, October 22 in Uptown Lexington.
The month of October has been declared Barbecue Month,a month full of activities including the Tour de Pig Cycling event, 5K Hawg Run, Pepsi Pig Tale Writing Competition, Golf Tournament, Tennis Tournament, Hawg Shoot Air Rifle Tournament, and many other exciting events For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website http://www.barbecuefestival.com