The Event: The SMART Ride Non-Gala Gala

The Date: Friday, June 22 at 8pm (7pm for VIP reception)

The Venue: Pompano Beach Cultural Center (50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach)

The Cause: The Non-Gala raises funds to stage the SMART Ride itself, the annual 2-day, 165-mile bike-a-thon from Miami to Key West. The Ride raises money to support local organizations on the front lines, providing services to people living with HIV/AIDS and working to prevent the spread of HIV. SMART Ride 15 is slated for November 16–17 with the goal of raising $1,500,000. To date, the Ride has raised $9,300,000 for direct client care.

The Honorees: Eight people recognized for their contribution to the SMART Ride and to the community:

Chris Caputo, Agile Element

Kevin Clevenger, Poverello

Lorrie Cram, Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Centers

Mark Hunter & Patrick Volkert, Hunters Nightclubs

Stephen Lang, Mark’s List [our own superstar shutterbug!]

Leah Payne, 15-year cyclist on the SMART Ride

Joey Schroeder, Bourbon Street

Mike Trottier, Dettman Realty Group, LLC

The Entertainment: Live music by the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, living art by airbrush body-painter Avi Ram, plus a DJ

The Spread: Cocktails and artistic culinary fare (but no sit-down dinner; hooray!)

Your Donation: $100; $150 gets you into the VIP champagne reception with the honorees at 7pm

For More Info and Tix: TheSmartRide.org