Here’s the latest newsletter from Darius Goes West. They were kind enough to mention Live Inspired and they’re doing a bunch of fun stuff to raise funds and awareness. I think Darius and his crew are inspiring beyond words. Please do what you can to help fund research for DMD. We can all make a difference.
DARIUS GOES WEST DAY
(Now a weekend-long celebration)
July 17-18, 2009
It’s all happening in just a few days, and we hope you’ll join the fun…
FRIDAY, JULY 17: FUN FOR ALL AGES
PRESBYTERIAN STUDENT CENTER
1250 S. LUMPKIN – 6:00 -10:00 PM
FREE – NO TICKET REQUIRED
Challenge Darius in his favorite video games! Check out the RV that’s traveled nearly 50,000 miles this year! (We apologize for any and all bad smells and/or general filthiness on the RV.) Dunk a crew-member in a tank of water! Toss a pie in a crew member’s face. Win a chance to ride shotgun in the 1969 Dodge Charger (pictured below) featured in Darius Goes West. Or help fight DMD by smashing a car with a sledgehammer! And much, much more! Entertainment will be provided by The Robert Prior Band and The Associates.
Major props to DGW 13th crew members Robert Sewell and Margaret Gaby (with assistance from George Gaby and Anna Sewell) for taking charge of this event!
SATURDAY, JULY 18: MOVIE & “EXTRAS”
234 W. HANCOCK STREET
3:00, 5:00 and 7:30 PM
FREE (But we recommend e-mailing or calling to reserve your seat)
At 3:00 and 5:00 PM, Darius and the crew will show new footage from this year on the road. Witness the insanity! At 7:30 PM, Darius Goes West will be screened in its entirety. To reserve a free ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call DGW Headquarters at 706-613-7237.
SATURDAY, JULY 18: CONCERT
THE CLASSIC CENTER
300 N. THOMAS ST.
PASTOR TROY, KILLER MIKE, AND THE NAPPY ROOTS
TICKETS: $5 per person (We encourage you to throw in an extra $1 when you buy your ticket to help fund the rebuilding of the Georgia Theatre)
Tickets, available at the Classic Center box office, online, and at the door. Doors open at 9:30 PM, and Pastor Troy starts promptly at 10:00.
ALL WEEKEND: HUGE SALE!
At all three events, DGW shirts and DVDs will be available for $10—that’s half off the normal price! (Proceeds still go to the fight against DMD.) Also, be the first to collect the brand new, $25 Darius Bobblehead, available starting DGW weekend!
THANK YOU DGW WEEKEND SPONSORS: ABC Printing, The AdSmith, Athens Banner-Herald, Athens Classic Center, Athens First Bank and Trust, Barberitos, Barron’s Rental, Budweiser, Cine, Coca-Cola, Family Connection Communities in the Schools Program, Gray Man Creative Enterprises, Harry’s Pig Shop, Tom Henson DDS, Jittery’ Joe’s, Mama’s Boy, Marti’s at Midday, Presbyterian Student Center, Neal Pylant, D.M.D., P.C., Raymond James Financial Services, REM, Shirtworks, Stickman Design, Winder Insurance Center and Zaxby’s.
ALSO, special shout-outs to Kitty Wilson (grandmother of DGW crew member Dylan Wilson) and DGW 13th crew members Lucy Rowland and Anita Will for their generosity in making DGW Weekend possible.
Hope to see you there!
DARIUS AND LOGAN NAMED “CHANGE IT CHAMPIONS”
On June 27, Darius and Logan traveled to Atlanta to receive a “Change It Champion” Award at the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy’s Annual Connect Conference. PPMD is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by parents of children with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. The organization’s mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy through research, advocacy, education and compassion.
Darius had a blast at the conference banquet, where he was able to meet many fans who had seen Darius Goes West. He and Logan also lingered with attendees for over an hour, posing for pictures and signing DVDs. Thanks, PPMD, for this huge honor!
HELP FUND DMD RESEARCH (FOR LESS THAN $1)
If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, please consider downloading the Live Inspired application. By doing so, you’ll help fund DMD research. Live Inspired provides a daily inspirational quote and photo that prompts personal growth and reflection. The app is priced at only 99 cents, and 10% of your purchase price will be donated to Charley’s Fund.
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