Thank you to last year’s 2008 Diamond Kid Sponsors!
Timing chips: Thank you Francis Churchill for funding the wonderful timing chips system. This year, we were happy to have first class timing chips and instant results brought to you by Milliseconds.com and attorney David Francis, father of Diamond Kid racers. One of his assistants, Marilyn Richard lives here in Blue Diamond and helps us with the Diamond Kid every year. With these detailed chip results everyone can have fun seeing what their times are and dreaming up better ones for next year! Some adult races don’t even get timing chips. But Diamond Kids deserve only the best!
Nina Radetich: Speaking of only the best, it was our pleasure to have professional announcing by our mountain biking friend, triathlete, and Channel 13 News Anchor, Nina Radetich. Thank you Nina! You were perfect!
Dewey Collins: Dewey was the DJ in the suit controlling the sound system and playing live music. He brings high class status to this race with his state of the art sound system and wireless microphone for Nina and Jared. Besides DJ-ing events, composing music, and playing for parties, he is also a top notch music teacher. He has a super energetic style that our kids can identify with. No more boring piano lessons here. Dewey works at the Blue Diamond Elementary school during the day and teaches some of the local kids after school. He lives in Summerlin and teaches there, too. The best part is, he comes to your home! Private Piano lessons in blues, jazz, rock, and classical at www.xdewey.com.
Top male finisher and top female finisher awards: one free pair of prescription glasses or designer sunglasses by Dr. Timothy Perozek. He is the eye doctor of choice of several BD residents and a good friend to the triathlon as well. He and his wife not only donate their products and services, but their time as well and last year you may remember them at the water station and with the cool carrot water bottles. He and his wife have their comprehensive opthamology offices on Town Center Drive in Summerlin.
Al Thresher Orthodontics Waterbottles:
Candy-filled waterbottles were provided by Dr. Al Thresher, father of Diamond Kid racers, River, Eathan, and Brody Thresher.
An orthodontist, cyclist, and triathlete himself, his boys are here racing today, as well.
From the looks of their results, they take after their dad.
Thank you Thresher Orthodontics, 254-4335.
Bike Check, administration, waterbottles, raffle prizes, etc.: Las Vegas Cyclery donated the bike check, waterbottles with licorice, and a host of cycling gear and equipment for the kids raffle, as well as MC talent, Jared Fisher, and countless hours of race organizing and facilitating by LVC President, Heather Fisher and friends Heather Putnam, Kendra O’Connel, Sheila Billingsley, Regan Stokes, and Cheryl Johnson. Cycling is good for your health and the environment. Las Vegas loves to see kids on bikes and running and being brave and active and happy and works hard to promote it within the community.
Las Vegas Cyclery
T-shirts prizes awarded by Whooha Gear:
Founders Julie Connor and Amy Bauck started Whooha Gear to provide stylish clothes for athletic women and have succeeded in doing just that. Be active and stylish at the same time with Whooha Gear’s impressive line up of active wear designed by our mountain biking friends, Julie and Amy. Their shirts and accessories have inspirational sayings for athletes that range from runners, triathletes, cyclists, hikers and much, much more.
Pencils and Bags and Blue Diamond Support Gathered by Trent and Sheila Billingsley, DVM, West Flamingo Hospital. As race start director, community liaison, and Blue Diamond Mustangs swim team coaches, Trent and Sheila do a lot for the community. We are grateful to them and to all the support which we receive from the wonderful neighbors in Blue Diamond.
T-shirts by the residents of Blue Diamond. Many of the residents in Blue Diamond pitched in to provide you a special Blue Diamond T-shirt and congratulate your efforts today. You can see all the support we have in this town by looking at their names on the backs of your shirts and by looking around you at all the smiling Blue Diamond volunteers helping us today.
Stained Glass by Michelle McGinn, Foiled Again: Home crafted stained glass prizes were custom made for our two courageous “Don Albietz Award” recipients by Diamond Kid mom, Michelle McGinn.
Police Badge Medals donated by Diamond Kid mom, Minta Albietz for the highest honor given at this event, the “Don Albietz Award” for courage which this year went to McCray and Bryar Tronnier.
Tina Yancey: Great Harvest Breads. There is a free coupon for a loaf of their popular honey whole wheat bread in your goodie bags.
Jayne Furiman: The talented artist and photographer behind all these compelling shots is Jayne Furiman, a cyclist friend of mine and obviously, a superb photographer. The photos are amazing and all over the website. Go to www.zazoosh.com to see more.
Escape Adventures, First Class, Sustainable Adventure
Founded by Diamond Kid Race Director Heather Fisher and her husband Jared, Escape Adventures is the world’s first carbon neutral outfitter. This award-winning first-class, environmentally-friendly tour outfitter offers fully supported, 1-6 day eco-adventure tours (road biking, mountain biking, hiking, and multi-sport adventures) of the national parks and mountains of Western North America, Canada, and Belize.
These are our closest neighbors to Blue Diamond and friends from Mountain’s Edge who love to run and ride and enjoy an active lifestyle. Diamond Kid Directors Kendra and Regan live here and help to manage this community team of runners, cyclists, and multisport enthusiasts.
BDCA: Blue Diamond Charitable Association:
One of the oldest, still operating pools in the state of Nevada. This pool is enjoyed every day from Memorial Day to Labor day for the Blue Diamond Mustangs Swim team and local recreation.
Thank you BDCA for letting us use your pool and providing such a great community resource.
Thank You to the Community Sponsors of Blue Diamond 2007:
Vera Vann and Ed Wilson, Stuck in Reverse Band
Don Layton, Lawns by Don
Steve Garhardt, DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Gary Horns, Amera Mortgage
Laura Glismann, The Meadows Academy
Pauline Van Betten, Reiss Realty
Jack and Julie Breslin, Breslin Builders
“Cactus Joe” Davidson, Blue Diamond Nursery
Pastor Bill Dahlquist, Blue Diamond Foursquare Church
Mary Hager, Desert Birkenstock
Pat Van Betten and Gail Billingsley, Grandmothers for Peace
Kevin and Michelle McGinn, Foiled Again Stained Glass
Linn Billingsley, Thunderbird Leadership Consultants
Bruce Nielsen, DBA Prime Waterfalls
Sheila Billingsley, DVM, West Flamingo Animal Hospital
Mike Ward, Mountain Skills Rock Guides
Trent Billingsley, EBO Realty
Danny Thomas, Diamond Villa Apartments
Augie Bustof, Mountain Springs Saloon
Ann, Barbara, Hazel, Christie, Tansey, Patsy, Susie, Marcie, Karen, Margaret, Blue Diamond Red Hat Society