Foundation Supports Local Raptor Conservation Efforts

The Mr. Davids Foundation is proud to support Wings and Talons, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who is dedicated to promoting awareness and conservation of raptors through educational programs.  Wings and Talons takes in raptors after rehabilitation if it is determined that they are not releasable back to the wild, at which point they commit to their care for the rest of their natural lives.  

It was brought to the Foundations attention that Wings and Talons had an urgent need to make necessary improvements to fix problems with inadequate lighting and flooding issues that affect the raptors habitats.  The Foundation is happy to support this local organization in the community that is run by dedicated volunteers.  We are also happy to announce Wings and Talons will be in attendance at the 10th Anniversary Mr. Davids Challenge on August 25th and will have educational programs throughout the day with some of the raptors they care for.

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Zizzo puts some nitro into the Mr. Davids Foundation, launching it to the next level for their 10th Anniversary

JOLIET (June 3) -- TJ Zizzo and Zizzo Racing spent the weekend competing for the top spot on the podium at the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals, sending the Rust-Oleum dragster down the track at 326 MPH in 3.77 seconds.  While race fans stood behind the rope looking on as the team worked to get the car ready to compete, something was unfolding quietly behind the scenes. 

Just a day before the Rust-Oleum car made its first run down the track, TJ Zizzo accepted the Mr. Davids Foundation and Kittie’s Warriors as sponsors, displaying the logos of both on his car.  This came as a surprise to everyone except for Brian Schmidt, President of the Mr. Davids Foundation, who worked in conjunction with TJ to get this sponsorship to happen.

The unveiling of the sponsorship was a special moment to Kristina Russell and Sherri McKinney. Both are Mr. Davids Employees, cancer survivors and founders of Kittie’s Warriors, a group within the Mr. Davids Foundation that focuses on supporting cancer patients and their families by raising funds through donations and sales. 

The Mr. Davids Foundation holds its 10th Anniversary Challenge on August 25th in Itasca and has raised over $650,000 for its community partners since 2009. 

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Same Day Registration is Available

It's Never Too Late!

Online registration for the Challenge will continue through the end of the day, 8/22.  After that time, online registration will close and walk-up registration will be offered again on Event Day, 8/26, beginning at 7:00 am!  As always, we encourage all participants and volunteers to register early to guarantee your shirt size.  Please note:  Shirts and any swag offered to Participants will not be guaranteed for any registrations after August 1st.  Walk-up Registration will remain at $35.

We are looking forward to seeing you all early Saturday, August 26th so you can Challenge Today and Change Tomorrow!  Together, we can do this!

Merchandise for 2017

Our custom race jerseys are now available!

We heard your feedback, we are excited to announce that we are offering custom 9th Annual professional biking jerseys once again this year! If you would like any item in addition to the participant package you are welcome to purchase them prior to the event. 

2017 Commemorative Race Jersey

2017 Commemorative Race Jersey

Our super sharp, streamlined designed custom race jersey is being offered at an amazing $50 and will be available for sale through purchase on this site or on event day.  You will have the opportunity to announce to others your competitive spirit by announcing your challenge to others.  Please be aware of the sizing for our jerseys - they are running more slim and these are unisex so please refer to the size guide for reference.  There is a limited quantity and we will do our best to honor all orders.  Please order early to ensure you are in on this amazing, high-quality jersey that has an unbeatable price!  Let the compliments begin!