Wheels4Life – Providing Low Cost Quality Bikes for Third World Countries

Crank Brothers Hospitality Night Fundraiser

Laguna Beach, Dec.07 

As may of you know, the town of laguna beach annually holds an event called “hospitality night” right around this time of year.  during this evening, santa rides into town on a fire engine (just like in the dickens poem) and then there is a tree-lighting ceremony followed by parents drinking wine and shopping in the local shops.   see http://www.lagunabeachchamber.org/ for the town’s invite and see the xmas card attached here as well.

this year, on Dec. 7th 2007, we’ve decided to hold an open house at our offices right in the center of the village and invite all of you to come and join us.  we will have food and drinks, movies and crafts for the kids and a nice, holiday social atmosphere for all.  we encourage you to bring the kids to town, see santa and come to our offices at 310 broadway to join us.  

as this is the time of year for giving, we will be having a raffle to raise money for our good friend, hans rey’s, charity wheels4life, http://www.wheels4life.org.  this is a fantastic charitable foundation founded by hans with the goal to bring bicycles to underprivileged people around the world.   for every $100 we can raise, hans can give the gift of a bicycle to a young student, a doctor or health care people.  hans will tell you that this gift of transportation quite literally changes people’s lives.  we are very happy to say that this past year, we worked with Hans to raise $10,000 for wheels4life.     

for the open house, we have received generous donations from gt bicycles, adidas eyewear, five ten shoes, chris king components, xs energy so that we can have a great money-raising raffle so that hans can buy more bikes for people who need them.  top prize will be a gt mountain bike.  

so, please let us know if you plan to be with us.  we look forward to seeing everyone on hospitality night.  it’s really a great night in laguna beach and we hope you will share some of it with us.  

andrew h
Crank Brothers Inc.