July fundraiser roundup: Harley Party, WoWW Wine Tasting, fun runs, more

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By Chip Chandler — Producer

July will offer active and tasty ways to give back to favorite causes. Use this guide to mark your calendars and make your reservations!


Savor the Goods: A Farm-to-Table Experience

Panhandle PBS's second Savor the Goods: A Farm-to-Table Experience is July 12.

Panhandle PBS will host its second Savor the Goods: A Farm-to-Table Experience, this time featuring Chef/Owner Jessica Higgins of Girasol Cafe & Bakery.

The dining event will begin at 6 p.m. July 12 at The Venue, 7200 Canyon Drive.

Following a happy hour, the chef will demonstrate a recipe from the meal to be served.

Chef Higgins' menu will include insalata piccolo con ravanello, rum-infused roasted tomato cream sauce with house cured pancetta and penne, and Pereira Farms Sorrento Gelato with lemon crackle dust and wild plum rum sauce.

The menu showcases fresh meats, vegetables and dairy ingredients from ranchers and farmers in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains — even rum from a Lubbock distillery.

Tickets are $75.

Call 806-371-5479 or email corby.fails@actx.edu for information.


Paul and Mike's Excellent Mile 2018

Compete for top speeds in the annual Paul and Mike's Excellent Mile on July 14.

Three age brackets of male and female racers will compete in Paul and Mike's Excellent Mile 2018.

The race, which will benefit the Ronald McDonald House, will be held July 14 at Thompson Park, 2401 Dumas Drive.

Heats include:

  • Masters at 8 a.m. for runners age 40 and older
  • Open at 9:30 a.m. for runners ages 14 to 39
  • and Children's at 9 a.m. for ages 13 and younger

A race bounty of $500 is available for new course records in the overall and masters heats and $100 for age group records.

Entry fee is $20 for ages 14 and older, and $15 for ages 13 and younger until July 7; after that, prices are $25 and $20.

Call 806-674-5516.


WoWW Wine Tasting

Enjoy wines and craft beer at Windows on a Wider World's Wine Tasting on July 17.

Sample wine and craft beers in an annual fundraiser for Windows on a Wider World.

The eighth annual WoWW Wine Tasting will run from 5 to 7 p.m. July 17 at Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive.

In addition to wines and beers, Macaroni Joes will provide food, and singer Chuck Alexander will perform. Raffle tickets for prizes are on sale now.

Tickets are $35. Proceeds benefit the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts' educational arm, which provides arts experiences to children around the Panhandle.

Call 806-342-5600.


MTK Memorial Run

The annual MTK Memorial Run will be held July 21 at Paramount Baptist Church.

The sixth annual MTK Memorial Run will offer both 5 and 10K runs and a one-mile walk in memory of a fierce fighter of pediatric cancer.

The run will begin at 8 a.m. July 21 at Paramount Baptist Church, 3801 S. Western St.

On-site registration will begin at 7 a.m. Those who register before July 1 will get a T-shirt.

Entry fee is $25 for the 5 and 10K runs and $15 for the fun run/walk, or $30 and $20 after July 1. Prizes will be given for male and female overall winners, age division winners and best-dressed runners and walkers.

Proceeds benefit the MTK Foundation, named for Madison T. Knebusch, who was diagnosed with a rare cancer in 2010 and died two years later at age 16.

Call 806-676-5201.


Friends of PASO

Panhandle AIDS Support Organization will host its annual Friends of PASO membership drive on July 21.

The party will begin at 7 p.m. July 21 at the home of David and Sarah Faulkner, 1201 N. Western St.

The event will honor Dr. Amanda Godfrey and the staff of Amarillo Dental Works, and it will feature food and cool summer drinks from O.H.M.S. Café and Bar.

Tickets are $25; sponsorships are $125 for four admissions.

Call 806-372-1050.


Hutchinson County United Way Golf Scramble

Hutchinson County United Way will host two golf scrambles in July.
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Golfers will have two chances to raise money in Borger in July.

The Hutchinson County United Way Golf Scramble will include both a nighttime event on July 27 and a daytime one July 28.

The nighttime round begins at 6 p.m. July 27 at Borger Country Club, 801 Broadmoor St. Cost per team is $240 or $60 per person.

The daytime round begins at 11 a.m. July 28 at Phillips Golf Course, 1609 Sterling St. Cost per team is $300 or $75 per person.

Registration deadline is July 20 and is limited to 18 teams per event.

Call 806-274-5562.


2018 Heart Glo

A sunset run and walk will help fix some literal broken hearts.

The sixth annual Heart Glo will kick off at 8 p.m. July 27 at John Stiff Memorial Park, 4800 S. Bell St. Registration will be at 7 p.m.

The event will feature a 5K run and walk, food trucks, DJ Tommy the Hacker and more.

Registration fees are $15 for ages 13 and younger, $25 for ages 14 to 18 and $25 for ages 19 and older. Packet pick-up is 6 p.m. July 26 at Beef O'Brady's, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave, Suite 7.

Proceeds benefit Mended Little Hearts of Amarillo, which provides support, hope and healing to families affected by congenital heart defects in the Texas Panhandle.


Hot Blooded Run

The Hot Blooded Run for The Bridge is set for July 28.

The annual Hot Blooded Run will find runners racing to raise funds for The Bridge.

The run will begin at 7:30 a.m. July 28 at Get Fit, 1911 S. Georgia St., and will include 10K and 5K runs and a one-mile walk.

Following the races, a winner of the 2018 race series (which also included the Cold As Ice race in January) will be announced.

Entry fee is $25, and no race day registrations will be accepted.

Proceeds will benefit The Bridge's one-stop approach to child abuse investigation.

Call 806-372-2873.


Khiva Shrine Clay Shoot

Take aim at this fundraiser for the Khiva Shriners.

The first Khiva Shrine Clay Shoot will begin with check-in and a safety meeting at 1 p.m. July 28 at River Breaks Ranch, 7802 Durrett Drive.

The shoot will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a social hour, horse races, dinner, awards and live auction, and entertainment.

Entry fees are $275 for individuals (including two party tickets) and $1,000 for a team of four (with eight party tickets). Sponsorships are $250 to $5,000.

Register by July 9 for the chance to win four pistols.

Call 806-373-2845, 806-680-2811 or 806-681-2420.


Original Harley Party

The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform at the Original Harley Party for Family Support Services on July 28.

The annual Original Harley Party is revving up for a 24th year.

The street party, a fundraiser for Family Support Services, will run from from 5 to 9 p.m. July 28 around the FSS building at 10th Avenue and Polk Street.

Amarillo musicians Blue Mesa Trio, Andy Chase & Friends and The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform.

Admission is $80 for two.

Call 806-342-2503.


Car Show for Autism Awareness

Auto aficionados The Streetz of Bomb City has rescheduled its first Car Show for Autism Awareness.

The event will run 3 to 7 p.m. July 29 at Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. (It was originally scheduled for June 24.)

It will include live music, face painting, bounce houses, games, food and cars.

Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and older.

Proceeds will benefit Panhandle ABA Resource Association.

Call 405-436-3251 or email thestreetzofbombcity@gmail.com.



Chip Chandler is a producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.

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