Charity events fight cancer, MS and more in September

SEPTEMBER

Taco Tower

Compassion House

11 7, 8:30 and 10 am — The second annual Tour de Tacos cycling event to benefit Compassion House consists of 62-, 30- and 11-mile hard bike rides on the Razorback Greenway with taco rest stops along the way. Rides begin at Lewis and Clark Outfitters in Rogers with a turning point for the 100-mile ride at Mount Kessler in Fayetteville.

Compassion House is a “resource home for teenagers facing pregnancy under difficult circumstances. We help them to obtain needed medical care, individual/group counseling, life skills training, educational/professional advancement, Bible studies, future planning assistance, parenting education/ adoption services.”

Registration for the event is $35-$50. The first 250 registrants will receive a “swag” bag.

Information: (479) 419-9100 or [email protected]

Golf to give back

The cancer challenge

16 4-7 pm — The Cancer Challenge will hold Golf to Give Back at Topgolf in Rogers. Admission is $200 per person, and sponsorship is available. Information: (479) 273-3172 or cancerchallenge.com.

PURPOSE for advocacy

Restoration village

18 7:30 am — The annual “Aim for Advocacy” sporting event will take place at the Spring Valley Anglers Rod and Gun Club. Individual shooter registration is $150. Organizers say shooters using 12-gauge shotguns will get their ammunition from the village. Shooters using a different caliber must bring their own ammunition (two boxes of 25 bullets). Sponsorship is possible. Information: (479) 631-7345 or restaurationvillage.net.

Oktoberfest

Autism Involves Me (AIM), Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank

1-10 pm — Autism Involves Me (AIM), Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County and Northwest Arkansas Food Bank will benefit from the Oktoberfest fundraiser, presented by Kinsford and hosted by Natural State Beer Company at Village on the Creeks in Rogers . Organizers say the event will feature beer from 12 breweries, games, live music, prizes, swag bags, brats and pulled pork, a commemorative glass and desserts. General admission tickets are $80. VIP tickets are $120 and include “time with Honorary President, Andrea Albright, SVP/GMM Walmart, at Modoko for a special Beer Pairing dinner prepared by Chef Ryan and NSBC Chief Brewer, Will Sonneman , and exclusive access to wine and cocktails, as well as desserts.”

Dinner and all that jazz

Moons and Wonders at Chaffee Crossing

6-6 p.m. — Manes & Miracles at Chaffee Crossing holds its Dinner and All That Jazz benefit at The Bakery District in Fort Smith. Organizers say the evening will feature a Creole-inspired dinner, live and silent auctions, and live music from the Don Bailey Jazz Quartet. Tickets cost $75. Information: (479) 970-8351 or manesandmiracles.org.

Kickball 4 the Kids

Childcare in Northwest Arkansas

24 8 am — The ninth annual Kick the Competition Kickball Tournament will be played at Memorial Park in Bentonville to benefit the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter. Information: (479) 795-2417 ext. 305 or [email protected]

Fincher Youth Run

Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life

25 6:30 AM Registration — The 23rd Annual Kendrick Fincher 5K, 1 Mile Walk, Toddler Trot and Youth Run will take place on the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers. Costing $10 for students in grades K-8, the Youth Run is a fun and educational event to promote proper hydration and prevent heat-related illness. Adult registration costs $20. Toddlertrot registration costs $15. Information: (479) 986-9960 or kendrickfincher.org.

A vintage affair for MS

National MS Society — Northwest Arkansas

30 19:00-20:00 — A Vintage Affair for MS from the National MS Society will be a live-streamed online event. The organizers say: “We want our community to ‘become a star’ and be included in the livestream. Submit a 30 second video of yourself/your family/multiple people asking ‘why’ are you finding a cure for MS supports. When you record your video, we ask that you wear something orange, which is our MS color. Invite your friends and family to tune in on September 30 and see yourself on screen.” Be a Star is part of the $500 sponsorship Information: (918) 697-1935 or [email protected]

The big event

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas

30 6 pm — The big event benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas will take place outdoors at Osage House in Cave Springs. Organizers say, “This event, hosted by Laura Rush and Kerry Robinson, celebrates our programs and the impact our organization has made in Northwest Arkansas over the past 25 years.” The group will honor its “Big” and “Little” of the year at the benefit. Sponsorship is possible from $1,500. Information: (479) 966-4366 or bbbsnwa.org.

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