Double Diamond's Chris & Benji Mastronardi Discuss the Inaugural Hogs for Hospice: Includes Tickets to See Bret Michaels
- by Jordan Okumura
LEAMINGTON, ON - Come one, come all, and bring your hogs! As we enter the month of July, Double Diamond Farms is gearing up for the inaugural Hogs for Hospice Motorcycle Rally in support of Leamington Hospital Foundation & Erie Shores Hospice to be held in Leamington, Ontario. The event will take place July 29th through the 31st with a 158 Km ride as one of the many highlights.
As a major sponsor of this first-of-its-kind event open to all in Leamington, Double Diamond will be contributing tickets for veterans and service members for the entire event, which includes entry into the Bret Michaels concert.
“Veterans and active military members provide such an invaluable service to Canadians and Americans and we felt that this was a great way to be able to give back to them,” Benji Mastronardi, President/CEO Double Diamond Acres Ltd., shared as he spoke about the importance of the cause and supporting the event. “We hope that everyone considers coming out to this event, whether you are on a motorcycle, checking out the daily concerts and activities, or supporting your friends and family.”
Benji Mastronardi is also one of the five founding members of the event and, along with numerous staff members, will be participating and volunteering throughout the weekend.
And yes, you heard us right, Bret Michaels will be performing live and that is not all that will be getting your motor running. While Bret and the rally will keep attendees busy on Saturday, guests on Friday July 29th will see the BIA of Leamington close the uptown core and host a Friday Night Party to welcome visitors to a showcase of more than 50 merchants and businesses in the area. On Sunday July 31st, the uptown will again be bathed in light as it hosts the Essex-Kent Vintage Motorcycle Group. The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) who focuses on use, restoration, and interest in older motorcycles will display motorcycles for the new and the seasoned rider.
In addition to Double Diamond paying for entry for veterans and active service members, the company will also be in force with volunteers for the three days of festivities as well as with greenhouse produce for attendees to feast on.
Registration to the organized ride on Saturday July 30th is now available and will take participants along 158 Km of local sights and attractions, including a tour of the Canada’s Southern-most tip inside of Point Pelee National Park. In addition, the first 500 ride registrants will receive $5.00 off the cost of the Bret Michaels concert ticket.
“We feel that this is such an important cause because we have had friends and family affected by life threatening illnesses and the Leamington Hospital Foundation & Erie Shores Hospice are great organizations that provides proper care for people that have been affected,” Chris Mastronardi, President/CEO, shared.
This event brings it all together: produce, philanthropy, a picturesque ride, and of course Bret Michaels. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to support a great cause in a great town.