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The 2011 Realities Ride & Rally Was the Biggest & Best Yet
Event raised more than $100k for the first time

(June 7, 2012 – Fort Collins & Loveland, CO) – The 11th Annual Realities
Ride & Rally, held in Northern Colorado over Memorial Day Weekend, was the
most successful to date. Record-breaking funds were raised during the rally,
which included 3,100 riders and an estimated 15,000 attendees. The Realities
Ride and Rally supports Realities for Children Charities, a 501(c)3
charitable organization providing emergency funding for abused, neglected,
and at-risk youth in Larimer County.

“For the first time ever the Realities Ride crossed the $100,000 mark in
fundraising for our emergency fund supporting abused children,” said Craig
Secher, ride organizer and President of Realities for Children, “This
success is a direct result of all the hard work our team and supporters put
into creating this event.”

More than 300 volunteers helped create and showcase an amazing array of
attractions, including the Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson skydiving
presentation of our nation’s Colors in conjunction with the Rattlesnake
Reservoir Young Marines.  In special tribute to Webb Rivard, who ran the
Colorado Colorfest Tattoo Contest at the Realities Ride for so many years
and passed last December, the Tattoo Contest was re-named Webb’s Colorfest.
Many attendees also enjoyed new attractions like the Battle in the Fort IV
Strongman Competition presented by Anytime Fitness, Hot Rod Show and the Law
Tigers “viewing lift” in Old Town as well as old favorites like the
Budweiser Beer Garden, Freakshow Tattoo Burn Out Pits, Suicidal Lifestyles
Stunt Team by Monster Energy, and the Biker Rodeo. Two stages hosted 34 live
bands and provided an amazing array of entertainment over the weekend. The
festivities in Old Town Fort Collins included a myriad of prizes and one
lucky attendee won the $3,500 Custom Paint Job from Newstalgia Custom Paint.

Riders enjoyed the brand-new, 100-mile scenic ride through Northern Colorado
this year. The Texas Hold ’em inspired poker game played during the run
dealt one rider a straight flush of diamonds to the Queen. That lucky winner
got $1,500 cash.  Stops included lunch in Masonville, Fickle Park in
Berthoud, Bar Double S in LaPorte, the TBar in Wellington and, of course,
the final stop in Old Town Fort Collins.  Each community will benefit from
the Realities Ride through donations to local youth agencies. Thanks to the
volunteers and the support from those attending, the real success of the
Realities Ride is the help it provides to abused and neglected children
across Larimer County. If you missed this year’s festivities, be sure to
mark your calendar for Memorial Day Weekend 2013 where you can help us make
every mile count for a local child in need.

About Realities for Children
Realities for Children Charities is a 501(c)3 charitable organization
dedicated to serving the unmet needs of abused and neglected children in
Larimer County. United with Realities for Children’s alliance of 150 local
business members, which underwrite the administration of all programs and
services, this charity is uniquely able to ensure that 100% of every dollar
donated directly benefits abused and neglected youth locally. Partnered in
service with 19 local ‘Affiliate’ Youth Agencies and Programs, Realities is
able to create an effective safety net of services for the most vulnerable
members of our community through provision of Core Services. All donations
to Realities for Children Charities are tax deductible, and 100 percent of
your donations are used to serve abused children, thanks to our sponsors
underwriting all event expenses. For more information, visit
www.RealitiesForChildren.com. “Because no child should be forgotten.”

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