Grade Tech is proud to announce that we are sponsoring the 14th annual Ride the Brainwave event, a 2-day fund raiser to benefit Children and the Earth, a local non-profit organization that creates special opportunities for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to make memories to last a lifetime and assists families with financial support.

The event, to be held on May 13 and 14 at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center, aims to raise enough money to help 50 families with medical bills, therapy, and in a couple cases, funeral expenses.

Ride the Brainwave is open to all ages and will include food trucks, vendors, live drawings, and a silent online auction. Friday activities, scheduled from 6-9 p.m., will include a concert by Whiskey Fish and Satin Steel, a corn hole tournament, and a car show. On Saturday, from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., attendees can participate in a 5K walk/run/roll, a motorcycle rally, a Jeep fun run, a UTV rally, and a kids fair. Saturday entertainment will include a concert featuring Channel Z, American Hitman, Ginger and the Gents, and ROYAL BLISS.

Rory Hall explained why this event is so important. “Children and the Earth is a wonderful charity that helps the most vulnerable in our society—kids,” he said. “There is nothing worse than seeing a child suffering, so if we can help raise money to help this organization bring some joy to these children and help their families care for them, we’re gonna do it!”

Incorporated in 1999 at the request of The Rockwood Charitable Support Foundation, Children and the Earth, Inc. assists children faced with life threatening, sometimes terminal illnesses, ranging from cancer to special needs to rare diseases. The non-profit organization does everything from providing “bucket list” wishes to create lasting memories for families (such as trips to Disneyland or other destinations), putting gifts under Christmas trees, remodeling homes to accommodate wheel chairs or other special equipment, paying medical expenses, and providing other assistance to help make life a little easier for disabled and sick children.

If you’re local, we invite you to come out to the event to support the kids—and have a blast! You can purchase tickets here.