Wild Ride for Wildlife
This May, Gig Harbor cyclist Aaron Dunlap will be doing something incredible to help our local wildlife. He'll be riding his bike from Las Vegas to Kansas, a distance of over 1,250 miles. And, when he gets to Kansas, he'll be taking part in the Dirty Kanza 200, a 200 mile bike race from Emporia through the Flint Hills. His goal in all of this is to support the West Sound Wildlife Shelter!
Accompanying him on this ride will be Sonny Malcolm, a bicycle-touring buddy from California. Great minds bike alike!
Please support Aaron! 100% of the proceeds go to the West Sound Wildlife Shelter.
There are three ways you can support Aaron on his ride:
1) Buy a Raffle Ticket for a Chance to Win this Original Saw Whet Owl Painting
Canadian artist Heather Horton created this stunning work of art (pictured at right, 12" x 12") just for Aaron's Wild Ride for Wildlife. For just $10, you'll be entered into a drawing to win this amazing original piece that's valed at $1,500! Even better, you can buy three tickets for just $20.
Heather Horton graduated from Sheridan College of Art and Design in 2002 and has been painting full time ever since. Heather’s work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, The United States, Germany, New Zealand and England. A selection of her paintings is now a part of the permanent art collections at the Canadian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, the Government of Ontario, and Parks Canada Newfoundland. Heather was profiled by Bravo! Canada on a series called The Artist’s Life. She is represented by Abbozzo Gallery, a member of the Art Dealer’s Association of Canada. You can view her work online at www.heatherhorton.com.
2) Donate in support of Aaron's ride! Donations of any size will help West Sound Wildlife care for sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals in western Washington.
3) An utterly unique item is going up for sale on E-Bay! You have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid on an original first issue Fiesta Red Fender Jagstang with a bridge mod and setup created in the same manner as Kurt Cobain's blue original back from 1993. Nirvana and Foo-Fighter technician Earnie Bailey (of Wire Instruments Guitars and Basses) agreed to perform a Nirvana-mod on a first year release Fender Jagstang designed by Kurt Cobain. This is the only non-Cobain mod ever done and available to the general public. Proceeds from the sale will benefit West Sound Wildlife and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Thank you, Earnie!
This auction will begin around May 15. Please check the West Sound Wildlife Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WestSoundWildlife) for details.
Many thanks to Earnie Bailey.
The Fiesta Red Fender Jagstang. Buy it on E-Bay!
Aaron's Wild Ride is sponsored by Big Agnes