Portland, OR Mike Vincent Benefit
March 22, 2008
Sweetpea Baking Co.
1205 SE Stark, Portland
What: A silent auction and raffle featuring art from local artists, as well as goodies and products from some generous local and national donating companies. Highlights include a Hoffman Bikes BMX bike frame, signed by the legendary Mat Hoffman, and a complete bike from Verde BMX. We've also got skate stuff from Alien Workshop, Habitat and Coda, along with some bags and gear from Dakine. There is something for everyone, and more stuff is on the way. All proceeds go to the Michael J. Vincent fund.
On January 18, while riding his bicycle to work in los angeles, our friend, mike vincent, was struck by a car and sustained major head trauma along with many other bodily injuries. Last week we passed the 50-day mark since the accident, which included three weeks in ICU, four brain surgeries, and an endless emotional rollercoaster for all involved. Mike Vincent is a son, a friend, and an all around great guy. He played a prominent figure in the sport of BMX, initially as a rider and recently as a judge in all major and endemic competitions. He is a regular figure at all Los Angeles road and track bike gatherings. He is a professional golf caddy. He also somehow manages to donate his time to the local animal shelter.