Join us for a “Launch Party” During Arizona Bike Week!
Laura Klock, founder of Helping with Horsepower ™, and Diva Amy Skaling of TEAM DIVA, are happy to announce that after 3 years of fundraising, we are in a positive position to start a sanctioned Helping With Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program! We have partnered with the Desert Foothills Family YMCA in Scottsdale, AZ, and will become a part of their curriculum for their teenage youth program. Katie Smetana, Executive Director at the YMCA, along with her leadership team, will begin promoting and taking applications for the HWH Bike Rebuild program this month, with plans to start transforming their project motorcycle in August, 2016. There will be room for 20-25 kids to participate, and we hope to have the completed bike by spring of 2017, for an unveiling at Arizona Bike Week. Please check valleyymca.org/desert/foothills for updates on the program.
We would like to invite all to a “LAUNCH PARTY” at Chuck Franklin’s booth on April 7, from 3:00-6:00 pm, during Arizona Bike Week. Come meet Diva Amy, Katie Smetana, Chuck Franklin, Suzy and Paul Yaffe, and more. Most important of all, come meet some of the kids that will be participating in the Helping With Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild program! We would like to encourage all who would like to teach, mentor, sponsor, and volunteer to help with the program to come and meet everyone. We will have a raffle and refreshments to celebrate!
“Diva Amy’s fundraising efforts through her annual “Team Diva Helping With Horsepower™” Ride and Drive” allowed a considerable donation to the YMCA for their program launch,” stated Laura Klock, Helping With Horsepower™ founder.
“We would like to personally thank all of the previous sponsors, contributors, and participants who helped us reach our goal of starting the Helping with Horsepower™ program in Arizona. This is a wonderful and meaningful community effort, and it takes a team to make it all successful!” stated Diva Amy Skaling, Team Diva.
Diva Amy and Team Diva Helping With Horsepower™ will also be on hand to take volunteer applications and share information about the HWH Bike Rebuild Program on Saturday, April 9 from 12-3 pm at the 50th Anniversary Buddy Stubbs Bike Week Bash in H-D, 13850 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85022. FREE Admission, live music, and more!