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Manhattan Project

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BENEFITING: American Red Cross

EVENT: Tour du Rouge 2014

EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014

Michael Geist

THE STORY:

The Manhattan Project is ViaSat’s team for the Tour du Rouge bicycle ride from Houston to New Orleans. We have supported Red Cross and the Gulf Coast for the past several years, and when we heard about this ride, we decided to get involved once again.

It all started with Hurricane Katrina; after seeing the problems in NOLA, we partnered with Qualcomm to integrate their cellular equipment with our satellite equipment over that first terrible weekend to provide basic communications. We flew rapid deploy communications systems on Qualcomm’s jet to help first responders get back on the air.

We now provide Red Cross with our most advanced commercial systems to connect their relief teams back to the Red Cross network. Red Cross teams can order supplies, request help, coordinate volunteers, and re-connect people affected by disasters as easily as the rest of us can use our phones or surf the Web. The ability to connect and pass information is vital to the fine work the Red Cross performs and we’re happy to play a role where we can.

Our team name is a little unusual . . . we admit that.  We were out having a couple of Manhattans and solving all the world’s problems after a long day of meetings when we found out about the ride.  it seemed like a great opportunity to serve the Red Cross and have fun doing it. The red cherry in the drink seemed to go along with Rouge. With the name sorted, we are turning our attention to the logo and then the jersey . . .   Stay tuned!

 

$10,819

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bob and Patti Geist

    $100

  • Kristian D'Agostino

     

  • Laurel & Bob Browning

     

  • Dave Zarling & Cheryl Davis

     

  • DON & CHARLIE B

    $25

  • Klein Family

    $15

  • Klein Family

    $15

  • Klein Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rick & Trudi Holsopple

    $100

  • Deac and Shirley

    $25

  • Terry & Karen Claussen

     

  • Berdine Broekhuizen

     

  • Sharon Clalussen

     

  • Joe and Sandy Buysse

     

  • Jermey and Stacy Stickling

     

  • Susie Gilbert

     

  • Bill & Pat Geist

    $100

  • Rider Referral

    $100

  • Karen & Bob D

     

  • Michelle

    $50

  • Shull Family

    $25

  • Bob and Bonnie

    $100

  • Steve and Laurey Spader

    $50

  • Tammy Spader

    $25

  • Andy Lincoln

    $150

  • Andy Lincoln

    $150

  • Andy Lincoln

    $150

  • Andy Lincoln

     

  • Elizabeth Dixon

    $25

  • Williams Family

    $10

  • Michael Geist

    $200

  • Michael Geist

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Andy Lincoln

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anthony & Garnet Biviano

    $50

  • Maren

     

  • Gary Neirynck

    $150

  • Brandon and Jackie

    $100

  • Steven Jorgensen

    $50

  • Tim and Shannon Verschage

    $200

  • Tim and Shannon Verschage

    $200

  • Rod

    $100

  • KEith Goepfert

    $100

  • Wayne & Trudy Mathis

    $100

  • Hagaman Family

    $200

  • Lin Family

    $50

  • Nancy Kemper

    $100

  • The Harpers

    $50

  • Rick Wagner

    $50

  • Sue and Cliff Haka

    $500

  • German Sanchez

    $20

  • Larry & Bonnie

    $200

  • John O

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Smith Family

    $100

  • Lucie Nilson

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Wedemeyer Family

    $25

  • ViaSat, Inc.

    $1,040

  • ViaSat, Inc.

    $760

  • ViaSat, Inc.

    $852

  • ViaSat, Inc.

     

  • Tom Brady

    $50

  • Andy Beegan

    $50

  • Andy Beegan

    $50

  • Keith Murray

     

  • The Hickson Family

    $50

  • Mike Parish

    $100

  • Dan Newman

     

  • Dan Newman

    $50

  • Will Dienst

    $50

  • Preston Snyder

     

  • Verizon

    $50

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433% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $10,819 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Don Claussen

Amount Raised

$3,092

 

62% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tim Verschage

Amount Raised

$2,955

 

118% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andy Lincoln

Amount Raised

$2,680

 

89% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Geist

Amount Raised

$2,092

 

84% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Verizon

Verizon

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Preston Snyder

Preston Snyder

In thanks for your guidance. 3 years ago

Will Dienst

Will Dienst

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Dan Newman

Dan Newman

DONATION: $50

Have fun out there! 3 years ago

Dan Newman

Dan Newman

Great fundraising Don! Enjoy the Ride! 3 years ago

Mike Parish

Mike Parish

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Hickson Family

The Hickson Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Keith Murray

Keith Murray

Hi Tim, Best of luck and enjoy the ride. 3 years ago

Andy Beegan

Andy Beegan

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Andy Beegan

Andy Beegan

DONATION: $50

3 years ago