Zipadelli charity ride announced

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The Central New York hamlet of Old Forge will roar to life the weekend of January 17 & 18 as the 1st Annual Zippy's Crusade for Kids comes to town. Greg and Nan Zipadelli are spearheading the Charity ride. Greg Zipadelli is the crew chief for...

The Central New York hamlet of Old Forge will roar to life the weekend of January 17 & 18 as the 1st Annual Zippy's Crusade for Kids comes to town. Greg and Nan Zipadelli are spearheading the Charity ride. Greg Zipadelli is the crew chief for the 2002 Winston Cup Championship Home Depot Pontiac team, driven by Tony Stewart. Greg's wife Nan was a former high school teacher in Old Forge, as well as an Oswego State graduate. Other participants will be from the NASCAR family, as well as anyone that wants to have fun and help children.

The public is cordially invited as the weekend's festivities will begin on Friday evening with a Meet and Greet get together at the Old Barn in Old Forge. Hor's d'oevres will be served, an autograph session will take place with the riding partners, riding packets will be distributed, then a pep rally will take place.

Saturday is the main day for the ride, as day-long activities are planned. Coffee and pastries will be a breakfast get together and starting point. After breakfast, the riders will head out for their ride. After the day on the trails, it will be time to relax at dinner, with a live band on hand to provide dancing. A silent auction will go on after the ride as well.

Proceeds from the ride will go to a variety of children charities. The three charities that were chosen for the ride are Victory Junction Gang, Todd Beamer Foundation, and the Children's Miracle Network.

There are two different ticket packages available for the weekend. The Snowmobile Package costs $250, and includes all the activities from Friday through the Saturday night. There is also a Saturday Dinner and Auction Package that goes for $75. This includes Dinner, admission to the auction and the evening entertainment.

Tickets can be purchased by check at:
Zippy's Crusade for Kids
114 Whaling Lane
Mooresville. NC 28117

January is well-deserved time off for the racing community, it's a time to relax and enjoy the vacation. It is well known that race personnel give back to the community. January 17 and 18 will be a good time to have some fun and help out those not as fortunate. Come on out and join in on the 1st Annual Zippy's Crusade for Kids.

Old Forge is located on Route 28 in the northern area of Central New York. Old Forge is located less than an hour north of Utica, NYS Thruway (90) exit 31.

Follow Rt. 12 North to Rt. 28 North to Old Forge.

From Rt. 87 take exit 23 Warrensburg to Rt. 9 to Rt. 28 through Blue Mountain Lake to Old Forge.

From Watertown, Take Rt. 12 South to Alder Creek to Rt. 28 North to Old Forge.

From Plattsburgh, take Rt. 3 West to Tupper Lake, Rt. 30 South to Blue Mountain Lake and Rt. 28 South to Old Forge

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