Locked up to fight muscular dystrophy – and your $ set them free

April 7, 2011 at 3:26 pm | In How to help, West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

More than a few West Seattle businesspeople spent part of today in “lockup” – but it was for a good cause, and they didn’t do anything wrong. They joined in a Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser where they had to rustle up donations in order to get “bailed out.” Above, Todd Ainsworth of West Seattle Autoworks (WSB sponsor); below, Geoffrey “Mac” McElroy of Mac’s Triangle Pub on the West Seattle/White Center border in the south Delridge Triangle:

We photographed both at Angelina’s in Admiral, which served as the “lockup” host site for West Seattle participants, once they were picked up by Seattle firefighters! It was up to the “locked up” to figure out how to get friends, family, clients, etc., to chip in donations so they could get out and get on with the rest of the day; one of the most enterprising was longtime WSB sponsor Rhonda Porter, who’s one of our area’s most active businesspeople on Twitter, Facebook, and the Web, and used them all to round up enough cash to get out within an hour or so! It’s not too late to donate – for example, Rhonda’s page is here, WS Autoworks’ page is here. If we can find Mac’s link, we’ll add it tooAnd here’s Mac’s link; plus, here’s somebody else who tweeted theirs – Cheryl from Twilight Artist Collective(donation link here).


  1. Mac’s link:

    Comment by Digidoll — 3:40 pm April 7, 2011 #

  2. Doh! I just realized I left my mug shot behind!

    Comment by Rhonda Porter — 4:04 pm April 7, 2011 #

  3. This is too cool…..

    Comment by cherstefano — 4:57 pm April 7, 2011 #

  4. Todd! Great job! Just like your shop’s great work at diagnosing and repairing automobiles!

    And I mean that! Two vehicles brought in, two cars repaired successfully. On your shop’s first try on each!

    Thank you to Todd and Chris!

    Comment by Genesee Hill — 5:54 pm April 7, 2011 #

  5. Wow Rhonda, I wonder if that was a record for getting out? Congrats!

    Comment by Wendy Hughes-Jelen — 1:21 am April 8, 2011 #

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