Seattle Great Strides 2005
May 22nd - Tour de Tori stop #8
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For the first time in 10 years we had significant rain and wind on walk day. Fortunately there was some sun as well and the actual walk portion of the event was dry. Despite the weather, Mother Nature couldn't stop us from topping our goal and raising an event-record $268,000! The weather kept some of the Troopers away and helped some leave a little early, so we don't have a team photo this time around. Longhorn Barbeque fed us well again this year and we all took naps when we got home!
(L-R) Young Colin Hoffmeister makes his first CF walk; the 65 Rose Garden under cover; Lisa Amsler and Dottie Moore at registration.
The band playing through the rain.
The Bubble Man doing his thing.
Pam Torrence from Chiron presenting their $10,000 sponsorship check.
Tori and Robert presenting Longhorn Barbeque with a plaque and cookie bouquet for their great support of the Seattle Great Strides.
(Left) Tony Ventrella doing his usual fine job as emcee.
(Top) One of the perks of being Chairman.
(Right) The Snyder twins with Tori.
Bonnie with twins Jacob and Brynne.
Joe with Jacob.
Jan Contento with a double dose of Tori.
Longhorn Barbeque did their usual outstanding job of feeding hundreds of hungry walkers.
Tour de Tori Stops
Poker - Ruby's - Pub Crawl - Gig Harbor - Golf
Seattle - Victoria - Spokane - Federal Way - Snoqualmie