2017 Closing Remarks
September 20, 2017
BENEFITING: RESIDENTIAL SERVICES INC
That’s right biscuiteers, the Triathlon-a-thon is returning on Saturday September 9th 2017!
Triathlon-a-Thon 2: The Fundraisening will be coming to Chapel Hill at the end of the summer. Last year we bounced around, had a great time, a great turnout, and most importantly made a tangible contribution to supporting the furry friends of RSI residents.
For those just tuning in, this event is in support of Residential Services, Inc (RSI). RSI is a non-profit charity operating in the Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Durham areas, providing living options, and support programs for people with intellectual, and developmental disabilities. RSI promotes quality of life by maximizing self-determination, development of independent living skills, community involvement, meaningful social roles, and socially responsible behavior.
One of the benefits the development of independent living skills for RSI residents presents, is the great joy and companionship found through the adoption of pets. Across the 16 group homes, numerous independent living apartments, and North Carolina’s first ever retirement community for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, RSI’s residents have taken on responsibility for a number of pets adopted from the Orange County Animal Shelter. Part of this responsibility are veterinary costs, which as anyone with pets knows can come on suddenly, and escalate quickly. Unfortunately, this reality presents a uniquely difficult challenge to individuals operating on a fixed income.
The goal of this fundraising effort is to maintain a standing fund established last year to assist in instances where unexpected medical expenses for animals belonging to RSI residents arise. This fund would help alleviate the impact these instances present, and enrich the lives of the people RSI is dedicated to serving. In order to help raise awareness for this effort, Biscuits Whiskey & Beer is happy to announce the second annual Biscuits Whiskey & Beer Triathlon-a-Thon, Triathlon-a-Thon 2: The Fundraisening.
So what are we gonna do?! In response to suggestions from last year, this year’s event will be fully walkable and will include: FOOSBALL, SKEEBALL, and PINBALL. Like last year, there will be fabulous prizes in each category, and participants will receive tremendous gifts for their donations in the amount of $20 or more!
Details to follow soon, but mark your calendars now for Saturday, September 9 2017! If you want to donate, but can’t make the event, that’s cool too! We will be using Crowdrise again to ensure RSI receives all donations directly, and sending out the thank you gifts to all donors of $20 or more, not just attendees. Thanks for reading, let’s do some good and have some fun!
Learn more about RSI here: