Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Heights Happenings: Blue Line Bike Lab to raise funds for MS 150

Just a simple C&P from the press release for your consideration:

Blue Line Chili Bowl at Ladybird’s Bar
Benefiting Blue Line Bike Lab MS150 Team

The third annual Blue Line Chili Bowl benefiting the Blue Line Bike Lab MS 150 Team is set for Saturday, Feb 7, starting at noon at Ladybird’s Bar.  Ladybird’s is located at 5519 Allen St. at TC Jester near Washington Ave.  Chili teams are invited to sign up for this festive event that attracted over 20 teams and 300 attendees in 2014, raising just over $5,000.

The BP MS 150 is the top fundraising ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Nationwide; there are 100 Bike MS rides. 
Team Blue Line has set their highest goal in their five-year history of riding in the MS 150. The team is made up of riders that have friends and family who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis. With funds generated by the Chili Bowl, the goal of raising $75,000 is more attainable.
Fund-raising organizer Kevin Chenevert says, “Events like this give us an opportunity as a team to raise money above and beyond the $400 minimum required by the MS Society.”  This will be the third year teaming up with Charles Bishop and his establishments.  “Charles and I have a good relationship and with his people and our volunteers we always pull off a fantastic event ” 
Chenevert continues, “This year, we will again be aiming for 30 teams and the competition will be decided by a host of local celebrities and chefs.”
In addition to $10 tasting bowls, attendees can purchase raffle tickets for a shot at a large and varied selection of items from many local area businesses.  There will also be a silent auction featuring pieces from local artist’s and other desirable items.
Expect entertaining MC work from John “Mills” McCoin and diverse eclectic live music from bands Poor Pilate, Tommy Lynch Band, Grisbee and Cavern Hymnal.
The BP MS 150 starts in Houston on Saturday, April 18, and finishes in front of the Bob Bullock Museum near the State Capitol in Austin on Sunday, April 19, following an overnight celebration in La Grange. 
For additional details and to sign up your chili team, contact Ladybird’s at (713) 393-7647, by email at charles@ladybirdsbar.com or visit the website ladybirdsbar.com. Updates are posted at facebook.com/ladybirdsbar.

Here is the Facebook event, as well: https://www.facebook.com/events/363929383788521/