Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Attn: Riders, Runners and (Not Kemba) Walkers

The NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk will be held on Saturday, June 11 in Simsbury.

There will be rides of 10, 25, 50 and 75 miles and a 5K walk/run. Walkers are encouraged to bring their children and/or their dogs. The day will culminate with a summer cookout featuring the famous House of Barbeque, hot-air balloon rides, ice cream provided by Ben and Jerry's and live music by the Timmy Maia Band.

Calhoun will be riding, along with several of his assistants and former players. In the past, Ray Allen, Kevin Ollie and others have taken part in the event. Jim's wife, Pat Calhoun, along with Joe D'Ambrosio and Kevin Nathan will be leading the walk.

To register for the ride or walk/run, visit the NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk website at www.calhounridewalk.com. All riders, walkers and runners will receive a gift bag as a thank you for participation. Every participant will also be invited to a special closed practice and pizza party with the 2010 2011 men’s team in October, 2011. That event concludes with a pizza party in Gampel Pavilion.

The event has raised more than $850,000 since its inception in 2007.

To register or find out more about the event, please visit www.calhounridewalk.com, or call Gold, Orluk & Partners at 860-674-1500.

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