Slipstream Sports team director Jonathan Vaughters is a bike geek, wine geek and is staying true to his efforts to develop future cycling talent with his Team 5280/Felt junior development squad. A fundraiser is planned for August 19 in Denver, Colorado, including bids for Christian Vande Velde autographed Giro d’Italia pink leader’s jersey and French wines.
According to organizers, the event will commence with a rose champagne toast to pay homage to the Maglia Rose and will include a five course meal from Denver’s award-winning Table 6 accompanied by unique artisanal wines correlating with the regions of the Tour de France.
Only 50 tickets are available for the event, proceeds of which will help raise money for Team 5280/Felt, a junior cycling team for riders ages 10-18 years of age.
The evening will include an auction of Christian Vande Velde’s autographed pink jersey from the Giro d’Italia as well as items from this year’s Tour de France. In addition, fans will be given the opportunity to sample wines from regions visited in the 2008 Tour de France, selected by Todd Mathis, National Sales Manager for Martine’s Wines and a Masters of wine candidate, and Slipstream CEO and wine geek extraordinaire, Jonathan Vaughters.
Slipstream director jonathan vaughters (l) at the team launch in november 2007.: slipstream director jonathan vaughters (l) at the team launch in november 2007. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Members of Team 5280/Felt and Team Garmin-Chipotle presented by H30 that are tentatively expected to be in attendance include Danny Pate, Will Frischkorn and Jonathan Vaughters.
“When I originally started what is now Team Garmin-Chipotle, I made a commitment to developing the next generation of cycling champions. Team 5280 gives young riders the unique opportunity to train alongside the pros and benefit from their experience and knowledge,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports and Director Sportif of Team Garmin-Chipotle presented by H30. Team 5280 takes its name from Denver’s 5280 Magazine, which in 2003 was the first sponsor of the program that became Slipstream Sports.
Tickets for the event are available for purchase for US$500 each and may be obtained by calling +1 303 444 7500 or by sending an email to email@example.com. For more information, visit www.slipstreamsports.com.