This Saturday - St. Patrick's Day - will be the 7th Annual Bomberos 3-legged race
to raise money for our local fire fighters, the Bomberos of Playa
In The Roo supporters have been very generous the past 4 years, donating over $5,250 USD to the Bomberos.
Please help us continue to raise some money for this excellent cause!
Again this year, I will be running the race tied to my friend and local dentist, Dr. Jorge Armenta. Dr. Jorge and I will be defending our 1st place win from last year, under the name Los Pinches Panchos. Actually, I will be attempting a 3-peat, as my first win was in 2010 with friend and fellow forum member JanuaryGuy.
The challenge, like always, is to hobble our way through the streets of Playa
, visiting 7 different bars and having a shot of tequila or a bottle of beer at each. As we have in the past, our team will cover the cost of our entrance fee, so all contributions will go directly to the Bomberos, and not for our 16 drinks!
Damn, I wish we were both still that flaco
In The Roo will once again match any contributions made to our team up to a total of $2,000 pesos. Donations can be made in person to me, or to Dr. Jorge at his office, or made directly to the Bomberos via Paypal using the link below. If you pay via Paypal, please forward your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org so In The Roo can match your contribution.
Make your donation via Paypal here:
Why do we raise money for the Bomberos?
Each year the top-shelf expertise/ equipment needed to train the Bomberos of Quintana Roo at the Fireman’s Academy come as a result of fund raising events/ donations. This weeklong training exercise is often the only training our firemen will get all year, so its importance cannot be overstated.
Also our Fire Department is always in need of new equipment, and must raise money to purchase any equipment beyond the government provided bare minimum. - Jez 2011
Read the full announcement from Libby here: Three Legged Race for the Bomberos! (Saturday, March 17, 2012)
Photos and videos from previous years:
2011 - photos
2010 - photos
and a video
Come celebrate your St. Patrick's Day in Playa
del Carmen and cheer us on this coming Saturday at La Rana!