Local “Bike and BBQ” Supports Fresno’s Children

The Forward Advantage Foundation would like to thank those who recently participated in the charity “Bike and BBQ” event that took place on October 13th. Employees of Forward Advantage and Physician Network Advantage organized this event in support of Off The Front’s mission to combat obesity and poor academic performance among children in Fresno. The program grants underprivileged children a new bicycle for having met customized academic, character, and physical goals. With your help, and with Forward Advantage generously matching all donations, we raised a total of $5,180. These funds exceeded our original goal and will go towards Off the Front’s purchase of more than 50 new bicycles!

The day was a great way for co-workers, friends, and family to get some exercise and enjoy each other’s company on a beautiful Saturday. To help keep riders motivated, a lunch was provided as part of the ride, along with drinks and snacks at all of the hydration stops. For those who needed a little more motivation, Forward Advantage sponsored a post-ride BBQ that was a hit with all involved. The event featured a bounce house for children and a classic menu of hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, baked beans, and potato salad. “We had about 90 people, including the 50 riders, show up for the BBQ,” says Jason Oxford, QA manager at Forward Advantage. “Our very own Mike Terpening deserves a lot of credit for the BBQ and his outstanding homemade potato salad. However, we couldn’t have pulled off such a successful day without the help of everyone involved. We’re going to bring a lot of smiles to some well-deserving kids.”

About The Forward Advantage Foundation

The Forward Advantage Foundation is a fully chartered 501c3 non-profit with a mission to help the impoverished both locally and globally. The Foundation is run by Forward Advantage and Physician Network Advantage employees based out of Braintree, MA; Fresno, CA; and Kenya. More information can be found at www.forwardadvantagefoundation.org.

About Off The Front

Off the Front is a new 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Fresno, CA. Our goals are to continue to battle the issues that plague the impoverished areas of Fresno; namely poverty, education, and obesity. More information can be found at www.offthefront.org.