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Help Us Celebrate 10 Years of Darius Goes West!

June 17, 2014

DARIUS GOES WEST DAY

DARIUS GOES WEST WEEKEND

DARIUS GOES WEST WEEK!

It’s been ten amazing years since former Mayor Heidi Davison proclaimed July 22 as Darius Goes West Day. Over the last decade, our annual celebration of the life of Darius Weems has grown from a day to a weekend to almost a week of events. This year, we’re going BIG! Keep reading to see what’s going down—as well as when, where, and how you can get involved.  We hope you’ll come to Athens to join the fun, but if you can’t make it, you can still support this event—no matter where you are—by clicking here.

JUMP FOR DARIUS!

DARE ME FOR CHARITY HAS CANCELED THEIR VISIT TO ATLANTA AS OF JULY 20 DUE TO VENUE ISSUES. WE ARE SO DISAPPOINTED AND APPRECIATE ALL THOSE WHO HAD SIGNED UP TO JUMP FOR DARIUS.

When: Tuesday, July 22
Where: Northlake Mall in Atlanta, GA (Check in is at 8:00 AM; done by 3:30 PM at latest)
Help us Win Up to $1 million for DMD Research!
Cameras from a new TV Show, Dare Me For Charity, will be rolling as courageous DGW supporters from all over Georgia (and beyond) take a flying leap from a 40-foot platform onto a giant airbag in an attempt to win much-needed funds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. Daniel Epting, the crazy driver from Darius Goes West, is Captain of the Atlanta “Jump for Darius” team. Come take the plunge with us! Darius will be there to cheer us on. Currently our team is ranked #13 nationally and #1 in Atlanta.
Support this event: $15 for 3 jumps (you can jump as many times as you want). To join the Atlanta “Jump for Darius” team, click here, choose “Find A Team,” select “Atlanta” and scroll till you see the “Jump for Darius” team. To jump you must be at least 10 years old, weigh less than 300 lbs. and be able to jump without assistance. If you don’t qualify or are too scared to jump, you can still join our team, as we have folks who will jump for you. No matter where you live, you can purchase jumps and donate them to our team. We have plenty of folks willing to jump on your behalf! To sponsor a jumper, click here.

DEALING FOR DARIUS/CASINO FOR A CURE

When: Thursday, July 24 — Doors open at 6 PM. Tourney starts at 7 PM
Where: The Rail—1120, Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens, GA
Games: Texas Hold em’ (and other casino games)
Prizes: Top prize is a casino package. 2nd & 3rd place get cool stuff, too.
Support this event: $40 donation to play in the tournament (players can donate in advance or at the door).
Casino chips available for a $20 donation per stack on night of event. Co-sponsored by the Georgia Poker Club. Click here to reserve a seat at the table.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

When: Friday, July 25, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: The Body Shop of Athens—2950 Atlanta Hwy., Athens, GA
Activities: Giant 27′ dual water slide, Petting zoo with camel rides, DJ, Mr. Clown, Midway games with prizes, Grill master Duddy Ken of To The Bone BBQ, and much, much more.
Support this event: $5 for 20 tickets—good for all rides and games; Meals for $5 to $6/each.

2nd ANNUAL “RUN, STROLL & ROLL”

A 5k race! (Wheelchair accessible)

When: Saturday, July 26—7:30 AM
Where: Sandy Creek Park—400 Bob Holman Rd., Athens, GA
Prizes: One-of-a-kind works of art by renown Athens artist and potter Tina McCullough to first place (male & female) finishers + first place finisher that uses a wheelchair. More prizes for runners up. All racers who preregister get an event t-shirt and a free DVD of Darius Goes West.
Support this event
Pre-register here ($25 prior to July 16; $30 afterwards until race day).
To sponsor a racer, click here.

A DECADE OF DARIUS/DARIUS GOES WEST + DINNER WITH DARIUS & CREW

When: Saturday, July 26—6:00 PM
Where: Cine BarCafe—234 W. Hancock Ave., Athens, GA.
What’s on Tap: A video montage of Darius Goes West highlights from the last decade. See how a locally-made film became a worldwide phenomena. Afterwards, join Darius and his Crew for dinner provided by Harry’s BBQ Bistro in the Cine BarCafe party room.
Support this event:
Suggested donation: $10 for movie; $10 for dinner with Darius & Crew (both payable at the door)

THANK YOU to our awesome sponsors (to date) for making this celebration possible:AA Screen Printing Supply, Athens Banner-Herald, Athens First Bank & Trust, Aurum Studios, Birchmore Pool & Spa, The Body Shop of Athens, Carousel Village Apartments, Carson Advisory, Inc., Cillies, Cine BarCafe, Coca-Cola, The Coffee Shop of Athens, Copper Creek, D & K Playsets, Davis Sign Company, Dixie Peaches Couture, Em’s Kitchen at Hawthorne Drugs, Epting Events, Fitness at Five, The Gellins/MacMillan Family, Georgia Poker Club, Grange Mutual, Harry’s BBQ Bistro, Heery’s Clothes Closet, Herschel’s 34, Lumpkin Cafe, Mama’s Boy, Onward Reserve, Pantaenius America Yacht Insurance, Push America, Porterhouse Grill, The Rail, The Riverside Company, Roll Off Systems, Inc., Lucy Rowland, Shirtworks Screenprinters, Up ‘N Away Balloons and Winder Insurance Center.

Want to sponsor Darius Goes West day? Or to donate a raffle prize? It’s not too late. To do so, please contact us at (706) 255-9301 or e-mail us at dariusgoeswest@gmail.com.

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