51 FIFTY to sponsor Race and Ride for Autism Aug. 13 and unveil new energy drink

51 FIFTY Enterprises, a local energy drink company, said it will donate a percentage of its profits to help families living with autism and to help find a cause and cure.

In a news release, the company said it will be a year-long commitment that will continue as the company grows. 51 FIFTY has also agreed to sponsor some of the events put on by the Carlos Vieira Foundation which has been helping raise money for families living with autism since 2008.

The next event that CVF will be hosting is the third annual Race and Ride for Autism on Aug. 13. The day will begin with a Motorcycle Poker Run that leaves the Carlos Vieira Racing Shop located in Livingston. With three stops on the way, it will end at the Stockton 99 Speedway in Stockton. After a motorcycle parade around the track, short track racing will begin. The final event is a 100-lap NASCAR main event with the Western Late Model Division. For more on this event, please visit the website at raceforautism.net or for racetrack information go to stockton99.com.

51 FIFTY Enterprises is a new company in the field of energy drinks. The news release said it won’t be competing against large existing energy drink companies. Sales Supervisor Peter Andriet said, “We wanted the best ingredients that money could buy and to also have something special that no one else has.”

51 FIFTY will sell its drink at the 2011 Race and Ride for Autism event. For this event the company said it will donate 100 percent of the profits to the Carlos Vieira Foundation. You can visit the website at www.51fiftyenergydrink.com.

--Sun-Star Staff