Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
At 6:30 in the morning on May 18th, 2013 hundreds of motorcycles will gather in the parking lot of A.D. Farrow Co. Downtown to be police escorted to America’s Oldest Harley Dealer’s Sponsorship location on the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure course. Located at High and Chestnut, the infamous Thunder Tunnel will be formed. These hundreds of motorcycles will line the street and cheer on race participants with revving engines, blowing horns, and high fives. As breast cancer survivors and supporters run the three-mile trek in downtown Columbus they will begin the race motivated by the revving engines of motorcycles. A significant portion of the contributions will be made through the purchase of the yearly Thunder Tunnel T-Shirt.
The new sponsorship shirt is pre-sold on the A.D. Farrow Co. website for weeks ahead of the Race in order to raise funds to give back to the charity, they are then available for pick up two to three weeks before race time. The shirts have become a huge part of the tradition for many riders from year to year. Shirts are currently available online and in store at the historic 491 West Broad Location. America’s Oldest Harley Dealer will also be sponsoring several associates who wish to participate in the race. Throughout the years the number or motorcycle participants has grown exponentially as have the number of associates participating in the race. In recent years the Company had teamed up with Nationwide to provide coffee and donuts for Thunder Tunnel Participants. The Company’s sponsorship location being essentially Nationwide’s front door made the relationship between the two mutually beneficial.
Race participants look forward to passing through Thunder Tunnel every year. Jennifer C from Columbus, Ohio describes the tunnel as a “soul shaking experience for this race!” She also exclaimed, “Thank you so much for your presence there…so awesome!” A sense of charity seems to be in the companies DNA. The Company had taken home the Community Service Awards from Dealernews twice and was also recognized by The Conway Family Center for Business with the Community Engagement Award.
Komen states, “We are fortunate to have great community partners like A.D. Farrow that support our mission to end breast cancer forever, said Katie Carter, executive director at Komen Columbus. “The fund-raising done by this group helps us support vital breast health programs in our 30-county service area. Together we will make a difference.”