The Bobby Labonte Foundation, founded by NASCAR driver and High Point businessman Bobby Labonte, along with the 2018 Charity Bike Ride title sponsor Thomas Built Buses, has announced the three recipients of this year’s grants. High Point LEAP, Millis Regional Health Education Center and Ready for School, Ready for Life will benefit from the proceeds of the upcoming annual Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride.

The foundation’s mission is to support children and families in the Triad.

Four-time U.S. National Champion and seven-time Tour de France professional cyclist Fred “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez is expected to participate.

This year’s events will include a gallery exhibit, “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form,” on Sept. 6 at Theatre Art Galleries. A VIP ride and luncheon will be held Sept. 7, followed by an evening silent auction and cocktail party. The Charity Bike Ride starts at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 8. The High Point Hospital Heart & Sole 5K begins at 8 a.m., following a course through downtown High Point. New this year is Hi Fest, High Point’s fall festival in celebration of diversity. Runners, cyclists and their friends and family can enjoy Hi Fest’s live music, vendor booths, and celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8.

To purchase tickets, visit Proceeds from the charity bike ride, the brunch ride, and the silent auction and cocktail party will fund the 2018 grants.

High Point participating

in #CityHallSelfie day

The city of High Point will participate Aug. 15 in the annual #CityHallSelfie Day, organized by ELGL, the Engaging Local Government Leaders Network.

#CityHallSelfie day is a chance to celebrate local government service and the work happening at the local level.

Residents are encouraged to take selfies in front of any city building and use the hashtag #CityHallSelfie and tag @cityofhighpoint on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

There are several award categories, including Most Creative, Best Hat, Most People, Most Selfies Taken By One Person and Best #CityHallSelfie by a Newspaper/TV Reporter. The City of High Point is already nominated for Best Promotion of #CityHallSelfie by a Government Entity.

For information, contact Jolie Helton at 336-883-8526 or at

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