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In the Community - Feb. 28

28 February 9:31 am

In the Community - Feb. 28

By Tony Nolte

What a bittersweet week for Dynamo Charities.  Sweet in the sense we had a great board meeting finishing up the plans for  our wonderful events and programs for 2013.  Bitter in that this week includes the last day for our executive director, Lori Ginsburg.  Lori has been with us since day one, and has been the energy, commitment and drive behind Dynamo Charities growth since 2008.  While we understand her decision,  we will miss her spirit and can do attitude.  Best wishes to you Lori!

On to our 2013 events. We are about a week away from the annual Fire Sale, part of the Meet the Team day at BBVA Compass Stadium on March 9. We will have lots of reasonably priced Dynamo and adidas merchandise available. This is a private season ticket holder event only, another great reason to join me as a Dynamo Season Ticket Holder. (With Opening Day this Saturday, get your tickets now.) For those veterans of the Fire Sale, note that we will have bags this year generously donated by Kroger’s.

At the Fire Sale we will be providing information on our upcoming event with Dynamo Sidekicks – a picnic style Dine with the Dynamo set for April 16. More information will also be on the website soon, but mark your calendars now.

The annual American Diabetes Association Houston Tour de Cure bike ride will be held Saturday, September 21. Dynamo Charities and Houston Dynamo are again sponsoring a ride team. You can bike as little as 10 miles or an amazing 100 miles, or somewhere in between – and if you join our team and raise at least $150, you get, by far, the coolest bike jersey in town. Our goal is 200 riders and $75,000 raised. You can sign up today and start raising money at: www.diabetes.org/houstontourdecure. From the site you can register to ride with us, or I would appreciate your support if you would consider a donation. Dynamo senior director of corporate development Bryan Kraham is the lead for the Dynamo bike team. Please contact him if you would like to sponsor us and be part of the coolest bike jersey around.

If you have questions on Dynamo Charities, all board members wear the Space City blue polos to games (as I am modelling above), so find us and ask.  A list of current board members can be found at http://www.houstondynamo.com/charities/board. Look forward to seeing you on Opening Day.

As the year goes on, I will use this blog to give you a heads up for our events.  Please check back on a regular basis and follow me on Twitter @DynamoChrtyTony