One of our close neighbors out here in Anamosa, Iowa, is a very special camp for very special people – children and adults with special needs. For more than 30 years, Camp Courageous — located just outside Monticello and about 10 miles from J&P Cycles’ headquarters — has been a place where campers can have a great time with others facing the same challenges, all in a safe, nurturing and beautiful environment.
Camp Courageous is a year-round care and recreation facility for people of all ages with disabilities that can include vision, mental, physical and other disabilities. Each year, the 150-acre camp serves thousands of individuals. It continues to rely on donations to keep its program and 16 buildings open all year round.
We’ve been supported Camp Courageous since 2002 when we started incorporating an industry golf outing to our Open House activities. This year, the golf outing, as well as water donations and donations made in the food tent during the Open House, raised a total of $25,000 for Camp Courageous. Our president, John Parham, and our vice president, Jill Parham, recently presented the check to Camp Courageous Director Charlie Becker. Both Parhams acknowledged the support of J&P customers, employees and manufacturers.
The 10th Annual Golf Outing at Fawn Creek Country Club in Anamosa was an opportunity for our industry distributors and the media to spend a relaxing afternoon on the links, all the while raising money for a worthy cause. Our distributors and media representatives contribute by sponsoring individual holes and awards, in addition to making cash donations. This year, 42 representatives from 28 of our exhibitors and industry media participated in the tournament. This year’s donation brings to more than $125,000 the total raised over the past decade, and we’re pretty proud of that.
And we want to give a big thank you to this year’s tournament sponsors. Hole sponsors included: Accel Motorcycle Products; Airhawk Inc.; All Kleer/Black Lab Corp.; Carroll Leather; Cobra USA; Custom Chrome Inc.; Drag Specialties/LeMan’s Corp.; Dunlop Motorcycle Tires; Feuling Parts; Handy Industries, a division of Jadeim; K&L Supply; Kuryakyn; Maverick Publications; Medallion Instrumentation System; Metzeler Tire; Mid-USA Cycle Parts Inc.; Paughco Inc.; Performance Machine; Source Interlink Media; Western Powersports; Wolo Manufacturing and Zan Headgear.
Award sponsors were: Airhawk Inc., Auto Gem, Avon Tyres, Barnett Tool & Engineering, Bell Powersports, Buztronics, Cruz Tools Inc., Helmet City, James Gaskets, Jim’s Machining, K&L Supply, LePera Enterprises Inc., Marlin Corporation, NHJ Powersports (Hap Jones), Performance Machine Inc., PIAA and Rivera Primo Inc.
Thanks to everyone for supporting this great event this year!