So what's new with the 2009 LX & Beyond Nats?
The economy has gone way down since we held last year’s LX & Beyond Nationals. This was a huge concern of ours before diving into the planning and setup of this year’s event. As some of you may or may not be aware our title sponsor FREDERICK CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE was on the list of dealerships to lose their rights to sell new Chrysler Jeep Dodge vehicles. Nobody could have predicted something like this would happen to any dealerships but I want to personally say thank you to Bob Frederick Jr. for supporting and believing in this year’s LX & Beyond Nationals. We wish him, the employees of Frederick Chrysler Jeep Dodge and the community of Boardman, Ohio the best in the future. Mopar fans are losing a strong proponent for the brand and the community is losing an iconic piece of automotive history. Thank you for giving back to a hobby and Mopar automotive culture that we are all a part of.
The LX & Beyond Nationals has been and will always be about gathering as a family, reuniting with old friends and making some new ones, sharing ideas and experiences and having a whole lot of FUN!!! Due to the down-turn of the economy we will not be able to do an Extreme LX Makeover again this year. Thank you to everyone that inquired about it and we hope that sometime in the future we will be able to do it again. Also, I did want to let all of you know that thanks to ALL of our very generous sponsors/supporters that believed in us and the event we will be giving away $48,215.00 in prizes this year at the 2009 LX & BEYOND NATIONALS!!! I will announce all of the prize awards on Thursday, June 18th . . . . So STAY TUNED!!!
One last thing….I believe this may have gotten overlooked in prior posts so I want to re-address it today because its something that is very important to me. A good friend of mine, Ssulin Anne is planning to ride 180-miles in 2 days in the 2009 PELOTONIA BIKE TOUR in August to help raise $2000 for Cancer Research. The LX & Beyond Nationals will be helping them raise that money. Ssulin Anne and “Team Hot Wheels” and some of their volunteers will have a booth setup at this year’s event, also we are asking for some items from our sponsors to be raffled off to support them in their efforts to raise money for cancer research. You may also make donations via the Team Hot Wheels website. If you know or have known anybody affected by cancer please help them reach their goal. Every dollar raised by Pelotonia and its riders will go directly to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
Thank you in advance for your support!
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