When Russell Smith of Lake Villa, Illinois donated two bikes to the OHU CARE Residential program, Howard Schnitzer, OHU Board member, saw this as a fundraising opportunity. These were not your ordinary bikes…one was an Orange County Chopper Stingray Chopper and the other was a Phat Chopper!
Howard challenged Mark McHugh, OHU Northern Region Executive Director, to a race. Each of the men solicited sponsors to support the race. On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the race took place in the pouring rain. Although a close race, Howard (shown in the photo below) won. This bike race raised $480 to benefit the CARE program.