The 2015 Tulip Ride has come and gone. The charity ride rode out on April 18 and was followed by a Battlestar Galactica Screening of the episodes “33” and “Downloaded”. in the early morning of April 19! Also in attendance were Acting Outlaws – Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff, and Sons of Anarchy’s Kurt Yaeger and Christopher Reed!
Eventhough official numbers are yet to be announced and various charity auctions are still ongoing, there have been reports that the ride – which benefitted The Humane Society for Seattle/King Country – raised over 40.000 dollars in donations (FORTY THOUSAND!)
While Katee Sackhoff was driving the Seattle roads for the Tulip Ride, Tricia Helfer was still in Long Beach California for the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race – also taking place April 18.
The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race is an annual 10-lap auto race held each April since 1977 as part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend at Long Beach, California. Toyota will donate 5,000 dollars to Racing For Kids in the name of each participant, for a total of $90.000 dollars (NINETY THOUSAND)
This year’s edition was won by now 3-time winner Alfonso Ribeiro, well known for his role of “Carlton Banks” in The Fresh Prince of Bell Air.
The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race is scheduled to be broadcast on CBS Sports on May 10.
YOU can still contribute to the Tulip Ride and Seattle Humane by going to the Tulip Ride website and by bidding on their Ebay auctions!
Up for Auction (click on the titles to go directly to their Ebay auction!):
– Battlestar Galactica full box set, autographed by Katee Sackhoff, Tricia Helfer, Edward James Olmos, Michael Trucco, James Callis, Jamie Bamber, Kate Vernon, Ronald D. Moore, Mary McDonnell, Grace Park, Tahmoh Penikett and Michael Hogan
– Starbuck & Leoben (unopened) action figure set, autographed by Katee Sackhoff & Tricia Helfer
– Pro/Celebrity Racing Helmet, worn by Tricia Helfer at the April 18 race, autographed by Tricia Helfer
– Custom made 2015 Tulip Ride Helmet (design: Brennan Coyle) signed by Kurt Yaeger, Christopher Reed, Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer
– “Longmire” autographed script to the pilot episode & stills, autographed by Robert Taylor, Bailey Chase, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman and Adam Bartley
You can also purchase photos of the events by clicking here – proceeds of photo sales will also benefit Seattle Humane!
To go to the Tulip Ride website, click the following image!
Ps: On a more personal note, we hope someone is enjoying their hoodie!
And yes, the title of this article is a quip to “Bears, Beats, Battlestar Galactica”!