FEATURE/The Para Los Ninos -- Ride For the Orphans -- Begins October 27, 2000; High Technology, a Harley and a Mid-life Crisis Help Raise Thousands For Orphans.Business Editors & Consumer/Lifestyle Writers
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE FEATURES)--Oct. 10, 2000
Businessman Lloyd Sutton, president of Redondo Systems Inc., will ride his motorcycle from Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , California to Panama City Panama City, city (1990 pop. 34,378), seat of Bay co., NW Fla., on St. Andrews Bay; inc. 1909. A Gulf Coast resort with amusement parks and excellent fishing, it is also a port of entry. The city's industries produce paper, clothing, and chemicals. , Panama to raise money for the orphans of Mexico and Central America Central America, narrow, southernmost region (c.202,200 sq mi/523,698 sq km) of North America, linked to South America at Colombia. It separates the Caribbean from the Pacific. .
The Para Los Ninos -- Ride for the Orphans, is a 4000 mile, self-funded, solo trip that Sutton will take on his 1996 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide See Glide Effortless and Glide PhotoShare. starting Oct. 27, 2000. Through the use of a Toshiba Portege lap top computer, a Mitsubishi satellite phone and a Nikon Digital Camera, daily postings of diary journal entries and photographs will allow interested parties and financial supporters to monitor Sutton's month-long journey via the Web, at www.paralosninos.ws.
"I decided I needed to do something more fulfilling than the standard mid-life crisis junket," stated Sutton. "Reaching out to those less fortunate than myself seemed like the right thing to do and I'm able to combine it with the things that mean a lot to me: children, my Harley and traveling."
100 percent of the donations raised for this long distance motorcycle adventure will be distributed to orphanages throughout Mexico and Central America via the Rancho ran·cho
n. pl. ran·chos Southwestern U.S.
1. A hut or group of huts for housing ranch workers.
2. A ranch. Feliz Charitable Foundation Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz. At the conclusion of the trip, Sutton will auction off his Harley, with the proceeds going to these same orphanages.
"We were really excited when Lloyd approached us about helping him distribute funds to various orphanages throughout Mexico and Central America," stated Gil Gillenwater, co-founder of the Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation. "His efforts fit in perfectly with our own organization's goal to address poverty on both sides of the U.S. and Mexico border."
The Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation Inc., formed in 1987, is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization This article is about charitable organizations. For other uses of the word charity, see Charity.
A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is an organization with charitable purposes only. that focuses on alleviating physical poverty south of the border and poverty of the spirit north of the border. Its sponsorships include orphanages, old folks homes, soup kitchens and building homes for displaced displaced
see displacement. families in the border town of Aqua Prieta, Mexico as well as the "Return to Reality" exchange dormitory program where American youth groups volunteer service to the less fortunate. See its Web site www.ranchofeliz.org for more information.
"Since we are 100 percent volunteer and pay no office rent, no administrative salaries and no legal fees of any kind, we are able to dedicate ded·i·cate
tr.v. ded·i·cat·ed, ded·i·cat·ing, ded·i·cates
1. To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.
2. 100 percent of the monies raised to the people in the greatest need," continued Gillenwater.
For more information on the Para Los Ninos -- Ride for the Orphans or to find out how to do make a donation, be a corporate sponsor or buy the Harley Davidson raffle tickets, visit its Web site at www.paralosninos.ws or call 310/378-0952.