Guam – It hasn’t begun yet, but already Joseph Husslein’s planned cross-country bicycle trip, dubbed the “Little Big Ride,” has raised over $49,000 to date for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam, and another a $9,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the United States through corporate sponsorships and online fundraising.
A send-off celebration is planned for this Wednesday, September 8, where Guam well-wishers and supporters of Husslein’s effort to ride across the U.S. on his bicycle. The event is planned for the Fiesta Resort in Tumon from 4 to 7 p.m.
Organizers are inviting sponsors, individual donors and friends of the campaign are invited to attend to show appreciation and support since the launch of “Little Big Ride” in April of this year.
New supporters interested in donating to the charity cause will have ample opportunity to do so at the event.
The send-off celebration will include a brief program about Mr. Husslein’s cross-country bicycle trip, which will begin on September 12 in Santa Barbara, CA.
Additionally, special recognition activities are planned for guests. Live entertainment will be provided by JB’s Ukuele Hut.
The general public is also invited to the send-off to bid Mr. Husslein “Godspeed” on this 41-day journey that concludes in Charleston, South Carolina.
For additional information, please contact Monessa Horton at 1-671-646-6956 x7149 or Vanessa Estella at 1-671-472-2227.
What: Send-Off Celebration for Joseph Husslein, who cycles across the country on September 12, 2010; Little Big Ride fundraiser
Where: Fiesta Resort, Fiestan Tasi Ballroom, Tumon, Guam
When: Wednesday, September 8, from 4 to 7 p.m.
For more information about Little Big Ride, visit www.littlebigride.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a system of ongoing evaluation and support that is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that “Littles” will perform better in school and avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. Headquartered in Philadelphia with a network of nearly 400 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves more than 255,000 children. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate, or volunteer at BigBrothersBigSisters.org.