July 31, 2012

“Crank it Up” Party Ready to Generate Excitement and Support for 2012 Spin for Kids

Camp twin lakes spin for kidsBeer and bicycles. If that’s a duo that appeals to you, check out Crank It Up, a party on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the SweetWater Brewery to generate excitement about the seventh annual Spin for Kids bicycling fundraiser for Camp Twin Lakes. Hartman Simons is sponsoring Crank It Up and is spearheading an effort to sign up corporate cycling teams, particularly those from the commercial real estate sector, for Spin for Kids, which will be held the weekend of Oct. 20-21.

For the past 20 years, Camp Twin Lakes, a nonprofit organization, has provided recreational, therapeutic and educational camp programs for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. The organization provides an 80 percent subsidy for every child who attends its camps and works collaboratively with more than 50 nonprofit organizations to serve campers with a variety of diagnoses. Spin for Kids is an annual two-day event in Georgia that includes both a mountain-bike and a road-bike ride, a day camp for kids and a Family Fun Day celebration.

Crank It Up will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., August 7, at SweetWater Brewery and will feature SweetWater beer, live music from local band Webster and Williamson Brothers’ barbecue. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Those who purchase $60 VIP tickets also will be treated to a Happy Hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring beer, wine and liquor; private brewery tours; and one complimentary registration for Spin for Kids (a $35 value as of Aug. 1).

“’Crank It Up provides an ideal platform to boost awareness and fundraising for Camp Twin Lakes’ October event,” said Andy Litvak, a Hartman Simons partner and Spin for Kids Steering Committee member. “Hartman Simons is excited to sponsor this event and to have its own cycling team in this year’s Spin for Kids. This will be a great opportunity to encourage other companies to do the same. The corporate team program offers a great way to give back to the community, foster health and wellness initiatives at individual companies, and build a sense of camaraderie with colleagues.”

Corporate teams will get their logos on the Spin for Kids website, discounted individual registration fees for teams of 10 or more, and the opportunity to have a customized Spin for Kids t-shirt for their company.

“Spin for Kids provides a fantastic opportunity for riders to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges,” said Eric M. Robbins, Executive Director for Camp Twin Lakes. “It is great to see companies and their employees getting involved in community outreach and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.”

To purchase tickets to Crank It Up or register an individual or team for Spin for Kids, visit http://www.spinforkids.org/ or call Caitlin Still at (404) 231-9887.

About Camp Twin Lakes

Camp Twin Lakes is a nonprofit organization that offers year-round recreational, therapeutic, and educational camp programs for children and young adults facing serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges.  With its network of Camp Partners, Camp Twin Lakes provides life-changing experiences at its state-of-the-art, fully accessible camps in Rutledge, Ga., Winder, Ga., Warm Springs, Ga.; children’s hospitals; and other locations throughout the state. Camp Twin Lakes is accredited by the American Camp Association.  For more information, visit www.camptwinlakes.org.

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