Photo courtesy: The Crystal Press/Visit Richmond.
After the overwhelming success of two previous events, the much loved #rvaPins are back with the third series, which supports the Richmond Cycling Corps. Rappahannock Restaurant partnered with The Crystal Press and Visit Richmond to introduce this new series, featuring a stylish pin with a quote from RCC’s motto, “can’t stop, won’t stop.”
After a few members of Rappahannock Restaurant, including owners Ryan and Travis Croxton, attended the first #rvapins launch at neighboring restaurant, Pasture, they could not pass up the chance to get involved as well. In fact, Rappahannock Restaurant had previously been in contact with RCC and was looking for an opportunity to help them out.
RCC is an outreach program that empowers youth in public housing. With programs specifically designed for young people ages 10-18, RCC opens up new opportunities for success and creates a positive outlet for these kids through cycling.
Photo courtesy: Richmond Cycling Corps
“The time, work, heart, sweat, and tears the team at RCC puts into getting these kids out of public housing is downright admirable, and we couldn’t be happier to support them with the profits from the third pin,” reads The Crystal Press Blog.
“Richmond is an up-and-coming city and this pin series makes us stand out,” said Mike Spurlock, social media manager for Rappahannock Restaurant. “With this pin series we are showcasing all the cool things about Richmond, and we are very proud to be Richmonders.”
Each pin is specially designed and created by Visit Richmond, and only 200 are produced for each series. A great way to shake up your style and add a little flare, #rvaPins serve as a fashion statement and symbol of support for local charities.
As for the newest pin design, Spurlock says everyone at Rappahannock Restaurant and RCC brainstormed ideas. “We started with oysters on bicycles and all kinds of crazy stuff, but eventually we scaled back.”
In fact, it was Mat Nicholson, creative service manager at Visit Richmond who first thought of using RCC’s motto, “can’t stop, won’t stop.”
While this is not the official slogan for Rappahannock Restaurant, Spurlock says it is very fitting. The RCC motto definitely makes a statement, not only for the charity and the restaurant, but also for the Richmond community who have continued to show their support for those in need.
Along with the next series of pins, on Thursday evening Rappahannock Restaurant and Rap Session will be selling $1 oysters and drink specials during happy hour. The upscale yet laid-back seafood restaurant features seasonal dishes, craft beer and a full raw bar.
(Photo courtesy Rappahannock Restaurant)
The third #rvaPins series launch and happy hour is Thursday, July 7th from 6-10 p.m. at Rappahannock Restaurant and Rapp Session, 320 E Grace St. Each pin costs $10 and all proceeds will go to Richmond Cycling Corps. For more information, visit The Crystal Press Blog or the Rappahannock Restaurant Facebook page.