Another Kurt Caselli Foundation fundraising event is in the books! The 4th Annual Benefit, once again presented by SCORE International, was our most successful year yet! With help from event sponsors and attendees, over $40,000 was raised for the Kurt Caselli Foundation and their mission to improve off-road safety. Here are a few of our favorite highlights from the day.
There was fun for the whole family with kids’ Strider balance bike races, and STACYC was on hand offering demos on their electric stability cycles for kids. Youth in attendance also had a chance to get their face painted by Paint Palettes by Sabrina!
The rest of the crowd enjoyed vendor and sponsor booths packed with fantastic opportunities to see new and unique merchandise and give back to the Foundation with every purchase.
This year Doffo Winery put together limited edition packages featuring a bottle of tribute wine from each year in the event’s history. In case you didn’t get a chance to make it out to the event, these limited edition sets are still available for purchase by clicking the link here. $40 from this purchase goes towards helping the Kurt Caselli Foundation.
While raising over 40 thousand dollars is no easy task, it was made possible with proceeds from two of the biggest events of the day: The Kurt Caselli Raffle and an exciting live auction hosted by one of the best auctioneers in the business!
Raffle tickets were sold for a wide variety of items donated by vendors, event sponsors, and supporters of the Kurt Caselli Foundation. The biggest draw on the day was the 2017 KTM 50 SX equipped with FMF Exhaust and given a custom graphics wrap. Proceeds from the raffle tickets went directly to the Foundation, and one lucky winner was chosen from the 500 tickets.
The crowds gathered up at the Doffo Events Piazza for the exhilarating live auction as they were given the chance to bid on exclusive Kurt Caselli items, with all the proceeds going back to the foundation. One of the most exciting moments of the day was when Kurt Caselli board member Donny Emler Jr., of FMF Racing, was the winning bidder of the 6 liter magnum bottle of this year’s Doffo tribute wine designed by Fasthouse! After three consecutive years of being outbid on this item, the smile on Donny’s face says it all.
Throughout the day patrons enjoyed food from Red Oven Pizza and and cold craft beer from Garage Brewing Co. There was also plenty of Doffo wine being poured, including a delicious red sangria! With the hot temperatures, everyone also enjoyed sweet treats from Italicus Gelato!
As the day turned into the evening, everyone in attendance was treated to a live performance by Byron Bordeaux!
Every member of the Doffo family was on hand to help out and keep the crowds laughing and ensuring everyone was having a fantastic time.
“It was another great event with our efforts bringing in over $40,000!” said Doffo Winemaker and General Manager, Damian Doffo. “The event has really taken on a life of its own and I’m so proud of our efforts and the response and generosity of the motorcycle community. Their support continues to amaze me!”
Until next time, learn more about the Kurt Caselli Foundation, the work that they do and ways to support them by visiting www.kurtcaselli.com. Enjoy these photos from the event and we’ll see you next year!