Raleigh Report

O2 Fitness covers funding shortfall for downtown Raleigh food truck rodeos


The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo series needed to raise $8,000 by next week, but after weeks on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, the event only had half that amount.

The fundraiser aims to cover start-up costs for the Fayetteville Street events, ranging from insurance to equipment to live music. Four rodeos are scheduled for Sundays this summer. On Wednesday, O2 Fitness stepped in to make up the $4,000 shortfall.

“We always do what we can to support our local communities, including events like the Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo – a fantastic event that gives people from around the Triangle and beyond a chance to enjoy our beautiful downtown,” O2 CEO Michael Olander said in a news release.

The Kickstarter will remain active until next Thursday for any donors who want early-bird wristbands or tickets to a five-course food truck dinner.