Posts Tagged ‘Autism Awareness’

This weekend I went to a really cool 51 Fifty Energy Drink event.  First I met with the guys from the supercross team.  (Hayden Mellross, Tyler Bowers and Noah McConahy)  We met at A.V. Thomas Produce.

We took a picture with everyone that was working at the plant and we were all wearing blue.  A.V. Thomas and 51 Fifty Energy do a lot to help families with Autism and April is Autism Awareness Month.   Look at how many people they had in the picture.

I took a long time to get everyone in place for the picture.  The team and I stood in the front with a dirt bike and the Autism sign.

After we took some pictures, Carlos gave the team a tour of the plant and we learned a lot about how the sweet potatoes get to the stores.  I had no idea it was so huge.

And the have so many different kids of sweet potatoes.

First we saw how the machine cleans the potatoes and they get dried and hand sorted into different packages.

Then we went to another building where they were doing dry packaging.  If the potatoes are washed and packaged they don’t last as long as the ones that are packaged without being washed…..I never knew that.

In another building they had a machine that wold package individual portions that are shrink wrapped.

We also saw the storage facility that has cases and cases of potatoes that have not yet been processed.  These come straight from the farm to storage until they are processed and ready to ship to stores.

We learned that the potatoes that are scratched or broken get sold to farmers and they use them for pet food.  All of the potatoes in the fields are used someplace.

We toured the offices and met all the people behind the scenes that help get the sweet potatoes to the stores.

After the tour we went to the 51 Fifty clothing store and Fitness Center in downtown Livingston.

They have a full gym and every day from 3-6pm the place is FREE for all kids in support of the Gloves Not Drugs program.  Kids come and practice boxing so they are not getting into trouble around town.  The place was so cool.

The apparel store was having a raffle and autograph signing so we all got ready to sign autographs.

It was really fun to say HI to everyone, sign autographs and take pictures.  Everyone was very nice.

And of course I had fun hanging out with the 51 Fifty Energy Drink Girls.

 

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Saturday was the supercross race at Santa Clara and I went with my family.

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The guys at Yamaha set up a meeting with Chad Reed and I.  He was so nice!  We talked about racing and his kids and took some time to take a few pictures.

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I hung out with the 51 Fifty Energy Drink girls

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51 Fifty does a lot for families with autism.  It was World Autism Awareness Day and they invited a local family to the supercross race for an all access experience.  I got to meet the family, and they were having so much fun.  I met Adam on the track walk and when we got back to the 51 Fifty pit we got to take a picture together.

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I had a ton of fun with my #wienerfam.  We went on the track walk which was very cool.  I was surprised how many huge rocks were in the dirt on the track and the rutts and jumps were huge.

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Chili-Dog is a 10 week old puppy (Wienerschnitzel mascot) that went on the track walk with us.  He is awesome but he slept through most of the day.

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Later in the night we rode back down on the track in the wiener truck for the wienercross race.

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The wienercross race is so much fun.  The dogs each wear a number and go in a gate on the starting line.

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When the gate opens the dogs run across the track to their owners.  People love these races….everyone in our suite had money on which dog was going to win.  Chili did race across the track behind the other dogs for a practice race, he is still in training.

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Of course before I went back to watching the races I had to get a picture with “The Delicious One”

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In our suite we had our own party going on. #livethemadness

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We even had the Moonshine Bandits “rocking out” with us.

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I have to thank all my sponsors for giving me and my family the VIP experience at the race.

Yamaha   –   51 Fifty Energy Drink   –   Wienerschnitzel

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Even though we got home really late from the races, we got up early on Sunday and I got back to work.  Time to practice, its only a few more years till I am down on the supercross starting line.

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Last weekend was the 51Fifty Energy Drink Rock and Ride for Autism.  Every year 51 Fifty puts on a Harley Ride and Concert featuring the Moonshine Bandits and it is all to raise awareness and money for Autism.  This year my parents went early to take one of my bikes for the display.

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They also got to go on the Harley ride with our friend Gary.  They had a ton of bikes and at each stop they got to pick a card for their poker hands….. none of them picked very good cards and they didn’t win anything.

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I got to the party after the Harley ride and we waited for the concert to start…. and took pictures with some of the 51Fifty girls.

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The concert was fun for the whole family!  DJ Chopsticks and The Moonshine Bandits had the crowed rocking out and dancing for hours and then we got to hang out with them after…..they are so funny!

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My parents and I had so much fun hanging with my 51Fifty family and the Moonshine Bandits.

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Thank you 51 Fifty for all you do for our local community and Autism!

Last weekend was the 6th annual Ride and Rock for Autism.  51 Fifty Energy Drink puts on a Harley ride – poker run – and concert featuring the Moonshine Bandits and DJ Chopsticks.  I didn’t get to go but my parents went with some of their friends.

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I didn’t get to go but my parents and their friends went.

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At the event they had a lot of things on display and they asked that we bring my dirt bike and the van to have on display to everyone.

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The race cars, outdoor motorcross race bikes, and Harley were on display

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The 51 Fifty girls took a picture with my dirt bike and with my Dad’s Harley

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All the Harley’s rode through the side of the shop and out on the poker run.

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At one of the stops some of the riders put on a street show with wheelies and burnouts

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It was all fun until the police showed up and the show was over

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The poker run ended back at the 51 Fifty shop and it was time for the concert

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They had several opening bands including the Sober Junkie that my Dad loved.  The band was really cool and they took a picture in front of my van.

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DJ Chopsticks was awesome.  He mixed together Shots, Islands in the Streams, Monster, and Boot Scoot-in Boogie.  It was the strangest mix ever but he made it totally work.

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Then for the main event….DJ Chopsticks was joined by The Moonshine Bandits.  They came out and rocked the stage!

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The event was huge and it raised a lot of money for a great cause…..Autism

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