Rider: Juan Gonzalez
Total Donations: $100
Pedal On The Pier
Sunday, June 3, 2018
100 Bikes. 100 Miles. We Spin, Kids Win.
A benefit for the Harold Robinson Foundation.
PEDAL ON THE PIER
Hi there everyone...
Those of you who have known me for a while know about my passion for indoor cycling via my Peloton bike. Through this "bike that goes nowhere" I have met some incredible people, one of which is Michelle Brookman. She was a fellow rider I met online and rode side by side with for months on hip-hop and live DJ rides until we finally met in person last year. Michelle introduced me to the Harold Robinson Foundation and Pedal on the Pier fundraising program which raises funds to help send inner city kids to camp. I can think of no better cause to support and I hope you think so as well.
I am very fortunate that I grew up in a two-parent household where I got to take a summer vacation every year while growing up. When I look back on those days, I smile. I had a happy childhood growing up. Unfortunately, not every child is as lucky as I was growing up. Now-a-days, it is just so hard being a kid. They are frequently forced to grow up faster and miss out on the simple pleasures of just being a kid. The Harold Robinson Foundation helps these kids with simple life lessons that many of us take for granted. So, I decided to get involved and do my part to help these kids and their families.
SPIN IT FORWARD!
100 miles! 100 bikes! 100 teams!
Together we hope to raise $1 million to send inner city kids to camp!
It is the vision of the Harold Robinson Foundation to provide a level playing field for our community's underserved children. At Camp Ubuntu, children from under-served, inner city schools & organizations get the opportunity to experience nature, play, sports, use team-work, learn goal-setting, eat nutritious food and receive mentorship from exceptional counselors. These programs are designed to strengthen confidence and independence, build character and develop leadership skills. In addition to “Camp Ubuntu” sleep away camp retreats, the Harold Robinson Foundation brings summer day camp to Markham Middle School in Watts, provides parenting classes, and other programs that help build community in a positive way.
In support of this foundation, I am participating in the Pedal on the Pier fundraiser. Our team will ride (in place) on a stationary bike for 5 hours/ 100 miles on the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, June 3, 2018. I would be most grateful if you could support my efforts with a tax-deductible donation of ANY size.
Thank you for supporting my efforts in trying to make a difference in a child's life!