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  • Grand Forks Foundation for Education Selected As This Year’s Recipient of the Rydell Car and Bike Show Charity Event Proceeds


    Grand Forks, ND., May 3rd, 2019 – Rydell Cars is pleased to announce that Grand Forks Foundation for Education will be this year’s recipient of the Rydell Car and Bike Show Charity Event. The Rydell Annual Charity Benefit Car & Bike Show is a time for the Rydell "family" to give back to the community they are proud to be part of.

    Each year, the Rydell employees vote on a local charity that will be the beneficiary of the charity event. 100% of all money donated at the show goes to the chosen charity including a Rydell company match of up to $40,000. No money is taken out to cover the expenses of the show. Since 2007, the Rydell Car and Bike Show Charity Event has raised $759,285.13 for local organizations.

    According to the organization, The Grand Forks Foundation for Education has been enriching the Grand Forks Public Schools with grants, scholarships, and alumni services for over 30 years. "The Grand Forks Foundation for Education is thrilled to be selected as the beneficiary of the 2019 Rydell Car & Bike Show... this generous gift will have an immediate impact on ALL students, but especially those who are the most at-risk."

    "It will enable us to complete our #SecureASeat campaign, purchasing a large transit vehicle to ensure our homeless, foster care, and at-risk students can remain in their school of origin. Additionally, the gift will be directed towards assisting our student's critical needs; bus tickets, school meals, mental health support, winter clothing, school supplies, and so much more."

    "The health and wellness of our public schools is a direct reflection on the health and wellness of our community. Thank you, Rydell Cars, for investing in our children.” Said Emilia Hodgson the Executive Director.

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  • Staff Contact Information

    Emilia Hodgson, Executive Director
    ehodgson290@mygfschools.org
    (701) 787-4866

    Laura Schweigert, Executive Assistant
    lschweigert060@mygfschools.org
    (701) 787-4867 

    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 5475
    Grand Forks, ND 58206-5475

    Physical Address:
    2400 47th Ave South
    Grand Forks, ND 58201