August 16, 2011

Georgia Companies “Crank it Up” for 2011’s Spin for Kids

Beer and Bicycles: If that combination appeals to you, check out Crank It Up, a happy hour next Tuesday, Aug. 23 at Sweetwater Brewery to generate excitement about the sixth annual Spin For Kids bicycling fundraiser for Camp Twin Lakes. Hartman Simons, a law firm specializing in commercial real estate, is leading an effort to sign up corporate cycling teams in the commercial real estate sector for Spin for Kids.

Crank it Up Camp Twin Lakes is a non-profit dedicated to providing children with serious illnesses and other challenges with recreational, therapeutic and educational programs. Spin for Kids is an annual two-day event Oct. 22-23 that includes both a mountain bike and road bike ride, day camp for kids and a Family Fun Day celebration on Sunday. Sponsors include TacoMac, SweetWater Brewery, Halperns’, Bug Busters USA, 42Below, Enterprise and UBS.

“Crank it Up” is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include a brewery tour, commemorative glass and a beer tasting where guests will be the first to sample this year’s Crank Tank Ry’d Ale, Sweetwater’s special brew created in honor of Camp Twin Lakes’ Spin for Kids. Hartman Simons is sponsoring a pre-event corporate happy hour at 6 p.m..; attendees will receive free food and learn the benefits of Spin for Kids corporate cycling teams.

“Crank it Up will provide an ideal platform to boost recruiting and fundraising for October’s event,” said Andy Litvak, Hartman Simons partner and Spin for Kids steering committee member. “Hartman Simons is excited to have its own corporate team this year and have the opportunity to encourage other companies to do the same. The corporate team program offers a great way to give back to the community, build a sense of team and have fun.”

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 has made a difference in the lives of thousands of children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other challenges,” said Adam Cohen, special events coordinator with 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 or call Adam Cohen at 404-231-9887.

About Camp Twin Lakes

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

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