Want to take a quick minute to mention a few events coming up. These are ways you can help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The Walk to Cure Diabetes happens April 21st with three locations in the Charlotte area. My family will participate in the one at Carowinds. We don’t have our own “walk team” this year, we’re just planning to go and see what it’s all about. I’m already thinking about what to call our team next time around, though. A friend suggested Benny’s Brigade.

Also coming up, Keith Larson’s Ride for the Kids. That’s April 28th. This centers around a motorcycle ride, of course, but you don’t have to ride to take part. You can show up at Matthew’s Fun Machines around 1pm for the music & food. Keith is splitting the proceeds between JDRF and the Ross Minor Fund.

Keith, of course, is my co-worker here at WBT and he’s a mensch. Despite what you’ve heard.

We’re going… Slade wants to ride – he owned a motorcycle years before we met. We’ll see. I’ll definitely bring Lea & Benny to the lunch and after stuff.

One more – just to mark your calendar. June 11th is the JDRF golf tournament at the Club at Longview. I’ve played in this for the past 4 years and it’s always a great time. Longview is a beautiful course and Panther’s Coach John Fox is the celebrity chair again this year. He’s a lot of fun and usually brings some players along with him. You can sign up now as a sponsor or a player.

Hope to see you at one or all of these!