Houston Habitat for Humanity invites the Houston community to come out and cycle for a cause at Bike to Build, sponsored by BG Group, on September 24, 2011.
The family-friendly ride, co-chaired by State Representative Carol Alvarado and State Senator Rodney Ellis, is expected to bring together more than 1,200 teams, cyclists and friends in an effort to raise funds and awareness for affordable housing. The Post Ride Party, at Discovery Green immediately following the ride, will feature live entertainment, games and activities for kids and adults. Other event sponsors include Sysco Corporation and REI.
“We are truly looking forward to uniting the community for a fun event and a great cause,” said Algenita Scott Davis, Houston Habitat Executive Director. “Bike to Build is a chance for corporations, families and teams to join together and directly impact the lives of hard-working Houston families.”
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2011
08:30 a.m. Ride Start
10:00 a.m. Welcome and Program
WHERE: Discovery Green (Route start and Post Ride Party)
10 and 20 mile routes travel through Houston Heights
WHO (Interview/Photo Ops):
State Representative Carol Alvarado, Event Co-Chair
State Senator Rodney Ellis, Event Co-Chair
About Houston Habitat for Humanity
Since 1987, Houston Habitat for Humanity, along with thousands of sponsors and volunteers, has built more than 830 affordable homes for purchase by hard-working, low-income Houstonians. Qualified Houston Habitat homebuyers agree to a no-interest mortgage and contribute 300 hours of “sweat equity” in lieu of a down payment. Partner families are also provided with classes on money management and home maintenance. More information about Houston Habitat and the Houston Habitat ReStore, a discounted building supply outlet, is available at www.houstonhabitat.org or by calling 713-671-9993.