Most of the work we do every day — or night — here at Stone Building Services produces the kind of results our clients can see immediately. Gleaming floors, polished stone, wood, concrete or other surfaces; they’re just some of the spaces and places we make an impact. Some projects have been years in the making, but with honestly life-changing results.
The 24 Foundation’s “24 Hours of Booty” event is that kind of project. Founded by Stone Building Services owner and president, Spencer Lueders, this 24-hour charity cycling event has raised more than $18 million for programs that touch the lives of cancer survivors and their families every day.
The 16th annual event runs this Friday and Saturday (July 28-29) in Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood. More than 1,200 cyclists, walkers, family and friends will circle the “Booty Loop” course, raising an expected $1.5 million before it’s all said and done.
A former attorney, engineer, and long-time community activist, Lueders carried his ‘community first’ attitude into the every day business of Stone Building Services.
“We know the impact of the job we do,” said Lueders, “we see it in the shine and polish we leave behind at every workspace, office, or historic site. We know our results affect every client, their business, and the community they serve, as well.”
Along with Charlotte, there are 24 Foundation events in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Baltimore, Maryland, which collectively attract thousands of riders who raise millions of dollars. Those dollars stay in the community, too, funding programs, outpatient care, retreats, therapy, and other services for thousands of cancer patients and their families. And it all started with one guy riding around in circles for 24 hours 16 years ago.
“One person can make a big difference,” added Lueders, “but together we can create more and bigger change for the better.”
Lueders continues to serve on the 24 Foundation Board of Directors, and has launched a spin-off fundraising event that will engage an entirely different crowd. The first “Bourbon for Booty” event is this fall. Only 200 tickets are available for this one-of-a-kind event, which includes specialty bourbon tastings and unique food pairings, and includes an option to sample one of the most rare bottle in the world of Kentucky bourbon whiskey, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve.