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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cathy Maples Wins Sarah Palin Dinner

Chance of a Lifetime Experience with Governor Sarah Palin
Highlights Ride 2 Recovery eBay Charity Auction

On September 18, the first annual Ride 2 Recovery EBay Charity Auction ended with amazing results. Collectively, the auction items brought in over $95,000. Ride2Recovery is thrilled to be able to use these funds towards their upcoming rides with our veterans.

After a week of heavy media coverage, the highlight of the auction, a dinner experience with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, was won by Cathy Maples of Huntsville Alabama, with a bid of $63,500.

Ride2Recovery was also thrilled that the exclusive lunch with Karl Rove was won with a bid of $16,000 to have a meal with the former Deputy Chief of Staff.

The money raised from this effort will go to support the participation of wounded heroes in the R2R program and events, purchase bikes, helmets, and other technical equipment required for the wounded heroes.

The mission of Ride 2 Recovery is to improve the health and wellness of wounded heroes by providing a life changing experience that can impact their lives forever.

R2R supports Spinning® Recovery Labs and outdoor cycling programs at Military and VA locations around the U.S. to help injured veterans overcome obstacles they face. Ride 2 Recovery improves the health and wellness of injured veterans through cycling. Cycling is an important part of the recovery process because it is an activity that almost all patients with mental and physical disabilities can participate, and because it helps to speed up the rehabilitation process.

On October 4, 2009, more than 150 injured veterans and supporters will set off down the California coast on the seven- day, 460-mile, Golden State Challenge from San Francisco to LA. In December, the injured vets will ride from Tampa to Jacksonville finishing at the Jaguars game vs. the Colts on December 17.

The winners are to be contacted soon and prizes will be redeemed depending on the agreement between both parties.

Other items up for bid included
CSI NY set experience and wrap party with Gary Sinise $4150
Lunch at the Capitol with Frank Luntz $1775
Meet and Greet at the Sean Hannity Show with Sean Hannity and Frank Luntz $5,700
Meet, Greet and Dinner with Fox Special Report with Bret Baier and Steve Hayes $3,000
Play'N'Stay at the World Golf Resort $570
Phil Jackson Autographed Basketball $355
Rob Lowe Autographed Dodger Jersey from the recent Hollywood Stars game $620

More Info:
Courtney Powell
W: 818.888.7091
C: 408.206.3080

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