Shifting Gears: Seeking donations for the annual auction!

Jeremy and wife Daniela at 2010 auction.
When it comes to the Bicycle Alliance auction, Jeremy Vrablik has done it all.  He began as a volunteer in 2005 and worked his way up to the position of Auction Chair in 2010.  He is serving again in that capacity for 2011.
But wait.  Jeremy has done more.  He has recruited his friends to join him as volunteers and he has invited others to join him as auction attendees.  He has also solicited for auction donations and he has been a donor himself.  If you were the winning bidder of a pair of Seattle Sounders tickets, then you were the beneficiary of Jeremy’s generosity.
“I support Washington Bikes because they support me,” Jeremy responded when asked why he remains involved with the auction.  “Every time I head out on the road, I know I’m safer due to their efforts.  It feels good to give back a little to those who are watching after me.”

The auction is the Bicycle Alliance’s primary fundraiser each year and this year’s event is slated for October 22.  Proceeds from this event support our advocacy and education efforts statewide.  These funds help us deliver Safe Routes to School services to districts around Washington and make it possible for us to bring our Hub & Spoke events to bike advocates in their communities.  They help us shift the gears of government policies and change the minds of legislators.
We need your help!
We are actively seeking a variety of donations for the auction.  Unique experiences, getaways, tickets to sporting and cultural events, restaurant and retail gift cards, gift baskets and artisan handiwork are all useful donations.  We have an online donation form for your convenience, or contact Louise McGrody if you have any questions.

Help us shift gears for better bicycling.  Mark October 22 on your calendar and join us for socializing, celebrating and bid card waving at the auction!  Check our auction page for more information.
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