Category Archives: Charity Events

2016 Shamrock Shuffle

2016 Shamrock Shuffle

We are just a little bit late in posting this.  We hope you guys will forgive us… Team Lexington Oriental Rugs came out to the 2016 Shamrock Shuffle 3K in support of Lexington Habitat for Humanity. People and events like this are what make this city great! Nice work Team Lexington Oriental Rugs, your shenanigans made us proud!

The Shamrock Shuffle 3k is an annual road race (for runners, duh) in downtown Lexington, Kentucky.  The proceeds from this wonderfully fun event support Lexington Habitat.  Lexington Oriental Rugs was happy to be chosen as the Presenting Sponsor for this local favorite among hardcore runners and first timers alike. Team LOR sponsors teams for many local charity events, but this team was one our largest to date with almost 40 registered participants!

This 1.8 trek through the heart of the Bluegrass is locally organized, and 100% of the proceeds go to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity.  Since 1986, Lexington Habitat has helped 400 families achieve home ownership through building simple, decent, affordable housing alongside community volunteers. Find out how you can donate, volunteer or get involved at lexhabitat.org.

2016 Bowling for Kids SakeWe also had a chance to hit the lanes for the 2016 Bowling for Kid’s Sake event to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass’ largest and most successful fund raising event each year. For over 30 years, this event has helped to provide the resources needed to put mentors in the lives of children that need and want a Big Brother or Big Sister. Companies and other groups work together to create bowing teams of up to five participants. These teams raise donations by using pledge sheets.  Luckily for us, our pledges were not based on our scores.

Team Lexington Oriental Rugs is a group of Employees, Clients, Friends, and Family that participate in community activities to improve our Lexington Home!  Hugh James, owner of Lexington Furniture, was a Big Brother in the past, and has continued his support of the group by sponsoring a Bowl for Kids’ Sake team for many years.  If you would like to learn more about our team, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/teamlor .

Urban Mountain Challenge 2016

urban mountain challenge

The third Urban Mountain Challenge happened on January 30th, 2016 in downtown Lexington and Team LOR was there to take home some hardware!

The Urban Mountain Challenge involves climbing the 31 stories of stairs in “Big Blue”, the 5/3 Bank building in the middle of downtown Lexington.  This year the event had two challenges entitled “Climb Big Blue” (A stair climb of the 31 story Big Blue Building) and “The Downtown Double Challenge” (A five story parking helix climb followed by a climb of the Big Blue Building).  Proceeds from the event benefit the Downtown Lexington Corporation Foundation.

urban mountain challenge

The view from the top!

Team LOR has competed in this event before and was excited to field a team again this year.  ALL of our team competitors went home with awards!  Tim Tharpe was the overall winner of the event.  Becca Atkins placed first in her age group.  Amanda Lisembee placed first in her age group.  And Chad Tussey finished 3rd in his age group (not bad for a broken down old rug man.)

If you have read this blog before, you have heard us talking about Team Lexington Oriental Rugs. It’s a group of employees, clients, and friends that get together to participate in community events, charity road
races, and habitat builds. Team LOR is just our way of giving back to the community that has supported us while having a little fun along the way.  Why are we doing this? We like punishment. (Have you seen how many rugs we unload when we get new shipments?) And we love raising money for great charities. Would you like to get involved? Let us know.  We provide team members with a team jersey and sponsor entry into any events. Thanks for helping us to make our community the best!  www.lexingtonorientalrugs.com

 

2015 Midsummer Night’s Run

Midsummer Night's Run

It was the PERFECT night for a run through beautiful downtown Lexington!  Over 3300 people took to the streets on August 8th for the 2015 Midsummer Night’s Run to support Baptist Health Research programs.  Team Lexington Oriental Rugs was proud to submit a team of 12 to compete in a great Lexington tradition…  and our group took FIRST PLACE in the team division!  Way to go guys!

Midsummer Night's Run

Lookin’ strong guys!

Runners and walkers of every age have gathered for the long-running annual event in Lexington for more than thirty years. Thousands of spectators have enjoyed the downtown atmosphere and the entertainment and activities offered in 2015 was no exception!  If you want to learn more about this awesome event, check out their website by clicking here.  We would love to see you at next year’s event!

If you have read this blog before, you have heard us talking about Team Lexington Oriental Rugs. It’s a group of employees, clients, and friends that get together to participate in community events, charity road
races, and habitat builds. Team LOR is just our way of giving back to the community that has supported us while having a little fun along the way.  Why are we doing this? We like punishment. (Have you seen how many rugs we unload when we get new shipments?) And we love raising money for great charities. Would you like to get involved? Let us know.  We provide team members with a team jersey and sponsor entry into any events. Thanks for helping us to make our community the best!  www.lexingtonorientalrugs.com

2015 Shamrock Shuffle 3k

It was dark. It was cold. It was raining. IT WAS AWESOME! THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the 2015 Shamrock Shuffle 3k in support of Lexington Habitat for Humanity. People and events like this are what make this city great! Nice work Team Lexington Oriental Rugs, your shenanigans made us proud!

The Shamrock Shuffle 3k is an annual road race (for runners, duh) in downtown Lexington, Kentucky.  The proceeds from this wonderfully fun event support Lexington Habitat.  Lexington Oriental Rugs was happy to be chosen as the Presenting Sponsor for this local favorite among hardcore runners and first timers alike. Team LOR sponsors teams for many local charity events, but this team was our largest to date with almost 40 registered participants!

shamrockteamlor1 copyOur team represented us well in TERRIBLE weather!  While not all of us ran fast, everyone finished in style with lots of St. Patrick’s Day garb, one Gumby Costume, and one goofy dude in a horse head mask.  Three team members placed in their respective age groups, and both our women’s team and mixed coed teams placed in their categories as well.  Not too shabby!

The 2015 Shamrock Shuffle 3K (the 9th annual) was held March 14th, at 8am, in downtown Lexington.  This 1.8 trek through the heart of the Bluegrass is locally organized, and 100% of the proceeds go to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity.  Since 1986, Lexington Habitat has helped 400 families achieve home ownership through building simple, decent, affordable housing alongside community volunteers. Find out how you can donate, volunteer or get involved at lexhabitat.org.

shamrock shuffleIf you have read this blog before, you have heard us talking about Team Lexington Oriental Rugs. It’s a group of employees, clients, and friends that get together to participate in community events, charity road
races, and habitat builds. Team LOR is just our way of giving back to the community that has supported us while having a little fun along the way.  Why are we doing this? We like punishment. (Have you seen how many rugs we unload when we get new shipments?) And we love raising money for great charities. Would you like to get involved? Let us know.  We provide team members with a team jersey and sponsor entry into any events. Thanks for helping us to make our community the best!  www.lexingtonorientalrugs.com

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

I am not much of a bowler.  Not that I don’t enjoy bowling- I’m just not very good at it.  You could say it’s entertaining just how bad I am at such a simple game.  Every now and then, an event comes up that it so much fun that even I cannot pass up on it.  The 2015 Big Brothers Big Sister Bowl for Kids’ Sake was definitely one of those events.  Good friends, music, games, and food- and all for an an excellent cause.  What’s not to love other than my score?

bowl for kids' sakeBowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass’ largest and most successful fund raising event each year. For over 30 years, this event has helped to provide the resources needed to put mentors in the lives of children that need and want a Big Brother or Big Sister. Companies and other groups work together to create bowing teams of up to five participants. These teams raise donations by using pledge sheets.  Luckily for us, our pledges were not based on our scores.

Team Lexington Oriental Rugs is a group of Employees, Clients, Friends, and Family that participate in community activities to improve our Lexington Home!  Hugh James, owner of Lexington Furniture, was a Big Brother in the past, and has continued his support of the group by sponsoring a Bowl for Kids’ Sake team for many years.  If you would like to learn more about our team, please visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/teamlor .

If you would like to learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass and how you can help their cause or participate in one of their events, visit their website at www.bbbs-bluegrass.org

Shamrock Shuffle

Shamrock Shuffle

Gumby and Pokie be shufflin!

Looking for a way to contribute to Lexington Habitat for Humanity but aren’t good with a hammer?  Or maybe you are just aching for the first signs of spring so you can get out on the roads and log some miles.  Or maybe you just wanna dress up like a leprechaun with a few thousand friends on St. Patrick’s Day.  No matter what the reason, the Shamrock Shuffle 3K in downtown Lexington is for you!

shamrock shuffleLexington Oriental Rugs has sponsored a team to participate in the Shamrock Shuffle for the last five years, and this year we took it a step further and committed as the overall sponsor of the event!  Our team of employees, customers, and friends will happily shuffle, or maybe even race, dressed in full St. Patrick’s Day fashion.  Be sure to high-five our group if you see them on the course!

The 2015 Shamrock Shuffle 3K (the 9th annual) will be held March 14th, at 8am, in downtown Lexington.  This 1.8 trek through the heart of the Bluegrass is locally organized, and 100% of the proceeds go to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity.  Since 1986, Lexington Habitat has helped 400 families achieve home ownership through building simple, decent, affordable housing alongside community volunteers. Find out how you can donate, volunteer or get involved at lexhabitat.org.

If you have read this blog before, you have heard us talking about Team Lexington Oriental Rugs. It’s a group of employees, clients, and friends that get together to participate in community events, charity road
races, and habitat builds. Team LOR is just our way of giving back to the community that has supported us while having a little fun along the way.  Why are we doing this? We like punishment. (Have you seen how many rugs we unload when we get new shipments?) And we love raising money for great charities. Would you like to get involved? Let us know.  We provide team members with a team jersey and sponsor entry into any events. Thanks for helping us to make our community the best!

Here is our Team LOR Video from 2014:

Race for the Cure 2014

2014 Race for the Cure- Team LORFor 11 months of the year, the color palette of central Kentucky is bathed in Blue and White.  We bleed blue ’round here, you know.  But every October, just as the leaves begin changing their colors from green to rust, the rest of the Bluegrass sees considerable color change also… to PINK!  That’s right.  October means Breast Cancer Awareness, and on this particular cold morning- the Race for the Cure

2014 Race for the Cure LexingtonToday the entire downtown area of Lexington was PINK!  The 2014 Susan G Komen Race for the Cure drew thousands to walk/run a 5K in support of Breast Cancer Research.  From survivors of the disease, to family members, to serious racers, to walkers- everyone came out in support of the Susan G Komen Foundation.  Komen’s mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. The Lexington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Up to 75 percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved men and women. The remaining net income (a minimum of 25 percent) supports the national Komen grants program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

You can learn more about the Lexington Affiliate’s event or donate here: http://www.komenlexington.org/

Race for the Cure Team LORTeam Lexington Oriental Rugs was happy to participate in one of Lexington’s best events of the year.  We greatly appreciate everyone who joined the team and those who were generous to donate to our fundraising efforts!

If you have read this blog before, you have heard us talking about Team Lexington Oriental Rugs. It’s a group of employees, clients, and friends that get together to participate in community events, charity road
races, and habitat builds. Team LOR is just our way of giving back to the community that has supported us while having a little fun along the way.  Why are we doing this? We like punishment. (Have you seen how many rugs we unload when we get new shipments?) And we love raising money for great charities. Would you like to get involved? Let us know.  We provide team members with a team jersey and sponsor entry into any events. Thanks for helping us to make our community the best!

252 Cans of Ravioli

The Bluegrass is our home. We were born here, we were raised here. This city and it’s people allowed our business to grow and support us daily. We like to think that at the end of the day, we contribute to making our Kentucky home an awesome place to be. So when we heard that a local school food program for kids in need was short of their goal for some cans of ravioli… well, we thought we might have a solution. (Plus, we always wanted to see what a 7′ long receipt looked like.) Thanks to all of our employees, customers, friends and family for helping us to floor you! Like and share this post to show your love of beef ravioli- and maybe because you like us too! #kentuckybornandraised #theravioliincident

2014 Bluegrass 10,000

Just a few more pictures from Team LOR at the Bluegrass 10,000… www.lexingtonorientalrugs.com2014 bluegrass 10,000

2014 bluegrass 10,000 - team lor

 

2014 bluegrass 10,000 - team lor

2014 Bluegrass 10,000

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who joined our team in the Bluegrass 10,000 yesterday to support Lexington Parks and Rec.! Such a beautiful morning, with great people!  What a GORGEOUS day in our awesome home of Lexington, KY!  www.lexingtonorientalrugs.com