FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., November 16, 2009 – Bikes, Blues & BBQ announced today the 2009 charity donation recipients at a special celebration at the Town Center in Fayetteville.
“Charities have been hit extremely hard over the last two years with their funds straining to keep up with the needs of so many in our community. That is why we are extremely excited about our ability this year to provide a total of $48,500 in donations to 33 charities,” said Kenneth Mourton, Chairman of Bikes, Blues & BBQ.
The charities were selected first from those requesting funding in 2008. After their requests were satisfied, Bikes, Blues & BBQ selected recipients from this year’s submissions.
“This has been a tremendous year for the rally. Not only were we able to retire our debt from 2008, we were also able to pay all of this year’s expenses and get back to delivering on our promise of providing funds to local charities,” said Nelson Driver, Executive Director of Bikes, Blues & BBQ.
The rally is the largest in the country of those that give money to charities.
“We are finishing our 10th Anniversary rally with a bang and are well positioned for next year,” added Mourton. The 2010 Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally is scheduled for September 29 – October 2.
For a complete list of charities, please see the charity section of the website.