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Adam Butler's Fundraiser:

Team TrevAthlete

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BENEFITING: American Red Cross

ORGANIZER: Team Trevathlete

EVENT: Tour du Rouge

EVENT DATE: May 03, 2015

Adam Butler

THE STORY:

 

The Tour du Rouge started in 2009 with the intent of raising money for, and then riding through, Gulf Coast communities affected by major weather events such as Hurricane Katrina.

I became interested in the Tour du Rouge because I care deeply for the the people and cultures of southern Louisiana, my ancestral home, and I want to do something to give back to the place that bore me.

May 3-8 of 2015, I will ride my bike from Houston, TX, down along the Gulf Coast, up to my home town, and then back down to New Orleans. As part of this effort, I'm raising $2,500 for the American Red Cross, and their efforts to support areas hit by these devistating storms.

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As some of you may know, this is my third year participating in the Tour du Rouge. It's easy to return to an event with such compassionate goals, kind volunteers, and dedicated participants. The people I've met in past years make every moment worth it and every pedal stroke that much easier. In fact, one of those people, and his devotion to this cause, was a major catalyst in my return this year.

The first year I did Tour du Rouge, I showed up on day one not knowing a soul. On the brim of my cycling cap were the words "Austin Texas," and that's all it took. Within minutes of showing up, and only moments before the start of the tour, I'd been adopted by a group that included Chris Trevelise and his dad, Jon.

Jon served on the board that helped plan the tour, and the ride had become an annual trip for him and Chris to spend time together. We rode together most of that trip, and after the tour we all stayed in touch. My second year with the tour, we did the same. I decided to skip what would have been my third consecutive year to prioritize my race schedule, and that was the year tragedy struck.

In the weeks leading up to the 2014 Tour du Rouge, Jon was struck from behind by a car while riding his bicycle. He remained in a coma with no brain activity for about a month until his family decided it was time to let him go. He was only 68 years old. 2014 would've been his sixth Tour du Rouge, and I know that he had a lot more in him.

Jon Trevelise was a fun, generous guy, and this year, I'm riding the Tour du Rouge to honor him.

$1,717

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alise Widmer

    $50

  • Joey & Audrey Boudreaux

    $50

  • corey Bounds

    $20

  • Chris

     

  • Mandy Phillips

    $20

  • Corey Walo

    $20

  • Lizzy

    $20

  • Ben Kettle

    $20

  • B and K Lucas

    $20

  • Carlo & Shannon Cangelosi

    $50

  • Carla Broussard Edmonston

    $40

  • Angela Troxclair

    $50

  • Doris Kelley

    $25

  • Tiffany Long

    $100

  • Wade & Paula Babin

    $40

  • Aunt Evelyn

    $80

  • Christi Greene

    $50

  • Sativa Rollers

    $100

  • Judy Long

    $95

  • Michael Long

    $100

  • the Wojcicki's

    $25

  • C and E Howitt

    $50

  • Kate Sherwin

    $25

  • Pat Kincheloe

    $20

  • Bradley and Linda Butler

    $300

  • Judy Long on behalf of 5 others

    $187

  • Clif Wright

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hebert

    $20

  • Aunt Tricia/Jean Mizelle/Paulette Salsibury

    $65

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The Team: $19,145 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Team Trevathlete

Amount Raised

$9,808

 

392% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

tom neville

Amount Raised

$5,715

Fundraiser Title

Adam Butler

Amount Raised

$1,717

Fundraiser Title

David Monroe

Amount Raised

$1,705

Fundraiser Title

Chris Trevelise

Amount Raised

$200

Fundraiser Title

Clif Wright

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Aunt Tricia/Jean Mizelle/Paulette Salsibury

Aunt Tricia/Jean Mizelle/Paulette Salsibury

DONATION: $65

Donating for Tricia Hicks - $25, Jean Mizelle - $20, Paulette Salsbury -$20 2 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hebert

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hebert

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Clif Wright

Clif Wright

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Judy Long on behalf of 5 others

Judy Long on behalf of 5 others

DONATION: $187

Bettye Lambert at Bayou Metal works - $100, Joy Ann Vicknair - $15, Betty Hebert - $10, Anita Clary - $20, Candy Sales by Mom - $42 3 years ago

Bradley and Linda Butler

Bradley and Linda Butler

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Pat Kincheloe

Pat Kincheloe

DONATION: $20

Glad to see you are making this year's ride in honor of your friend, Jon. Safe travels to you! 3 years ago

Kate Sherwin

Kate Sherwin

DONATION: $25

Good Luck! 3 years ago

C and E Howitt

C and E Howitt

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

the Wojcicki's

the Wojcicki's

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Michael Long

Michael Long

DONATION: $100

Best wishes on a successful ride! 3 years ago