You may have seen the event photos already (click the link if you haven’t), but we just got our hands on the official video from the 2nd Annual Appaman Gowanus Grand Prix.
Check it out!
Another year, another great time had by Appaman and friends at the Second Annual Gowanus Grand Prix. This year, 20 slot car racing teams competed in the tournament, headed by none other than Appaman co-founder (and all around awesome guy), Trackmaster Harald Husum. All proceeds from the event went to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, and thanks to our sponsors, Halyard’s Bar (for the cool and friendly venue), Izze (for tasty beverages), Skinny Pop (for awesome healthy snacks), Whole Foods (for delicious sandwiches), and Tattly (for THE best temporary tattoos we’ve ever seen), the event was a huge success! Another thanks to our friends and fans for coming out to Brooklyn on a chilly Sunday morning and bringing the fun. We couldn’t have done it without your great attitudes, generosity, and (lest we forget) your mad racing skills.
We’re already excited for next year! Scroll down to see photos from the event (click to enlarge).
Congrats to the winning team, the Grossman Boys! It was a tight race, but they triumphed.
More images after the jump…
January 23, 2013 in Appaman News
This Sunday, January 27th is the Second Annual Appaman Gowanus Grand Prix charity event, a day of family fun and slot car racing, with 100% of proceeds going to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. (Scroll down for more info)
You can still participate by purchasing this Limited Edition Appaman Gowanus Grand Prix t-shirt ($24) on Appaman.com. They’re available in kids’ sizes 6, 8 and 10. 100% of your purchase goes to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, so not only do you get an awesome shirt, you’re directly supporting a great cause.
You can also show your support by donating to the event on the Eventbrite page, helping us reach our goal of contribute even more to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Race tickets are sold out, but you can RSVP as a cheerleader and…
We’d love for you to share the Eventbrite link with your Facebook friends to spread the word and get your community involved.
Let’s rev our engines and make lemonade out of any lemons in our life…See ya there!
- Team Appaman
December 21, 2012 in Appaman News
“Mack and Third is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to the homeless population of Detroit, Michigan, along with the food banks and shelters that serve them. Their annual summer concert Mack and Third Live, is an event which provides food, toiletries, medical screenings and dental services to homeless attendees.
I discovered Mack and Third while listening to an interview of the artist Kem. Raised in Detroit, he overcame addiction and homelessness to eventually become a successful singer, songwriter, and producer. I am always touched by stories of people who triumph over formidable circumstances and use their platform to help others. Mack and Third’s commitment to the Detroit community is a shining example of this.”
Learn more at www.mackandthird.org
December 18, 2012 in Appaman News
It’s time for Alyssa’s pick for Appaman’s Seven Weeks of Giving!
“This year for my Pay it Forward I would like to make a donation to Charity: Water, an organization that brings clean drinking water to developing countries by drilling wells. Right now they have funded 6,994 projects and 2.7 million people will have access to clean water because of their projects. As a result of their efforts, children can spend more time in school instead of walking for water. I also love knowing that 100% of all donations go directly to funding projects in the field and that you are able to track every donation you make.
If you would like to know more about Charity: Water and learn how to make a donation visit them at www.charitywater.org.”
December 14, 2012 in Appaman News
For Appaman’s Seven Weeks of Giving program, Katie chose to “pay it forward” to the Listening Ear Crisis Center in East Lansing, Michigan (home of her alma mater, Michigan State University…go green!).
“The Listening Ear defines crisis as ‘any situation in which your normal coping mechanisms are ineffective or unavailable.’ Their free, confidential crisis center & hotline has been open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year since July 15, 1969, providing compassionate support for callers and walk-in clients from all walks of life. The all-volunteer staff participates in 65 hours of empathy-based training to help clients cope with difficulties including depression, grief, suicide, loneliness, sexual assault, and more. They also provide free sexual assault counseling, advocacy, and community education.
I volunteered as a crisis counselor from 2004-2006, so I can say from experience that the training program is second to none, and the staff is incredibly caring and dedicated. My experience with The Ear was easily one of the most highly educational experiences of my college career, and I’m very happy to be able to give back to an organization that directly improves (and often saves) lives.”
Learn more at TheEar.org
December 10, 2012 in Appaman News
We are all subject to our surroundings and some people are more fortunate than others. Many young people are never given the opportunity to make changes. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America tries to make these changes possible for young people.
Their mission statement:
“To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
This is a mission to be proud and one we can stand by at Appaman. This is why Lynn has chosen to give her donation to them. Learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of America at www.bgca.org.
December 5, 2012 in Appaman News
Read all about Summer’s choice of charity!
“For this year’s Seven Weeks of Giving, I have chosen the Food Bank for New York City as my charity. Tragically, each year millions of people go hungry in the USA and many of these people live right here in New York City. In addition to distributing up to 400,000 meals a day, Food Bank helps the NYC community by running nutrition education programs and providing income tax service for the economically disadvantaged. They also do massive amounts of research and lobbying to help find long term solutions to food poverty in our country. Now more than ever, especially with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it’s important that we provide support to important institutions like Food Bank NYC. Check them out and offer your support at http://www.foodbanknyc.org/.“
November 30, 2012 in Appaman News
You’re welcome, Stephanie, and we are sure your charity will appreciate the donation. If you would like more info on this charity click here.