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Clay Thompson's Fundraiser:

Ride for Ryther

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BENEFITING: RYTHER

ORGANIZER: RYTHER

Mileage Tracker: 785

Clay Thompson

THE STORY:

In 2013, I challenged myself like I never have before and I rode a bicycle the 202 miles from Seattle to Portland over the course of two days. After training over 1,100 miles (and falling only once!), I was prepared and ready for the journey. Everyone told me what a huge accomplishment it was – and it felt good, don’t get me wrong – but I knew that it wasn’t as hard as it seemed. I put in the time and the effort, purchased the right gear and had the support of my friends and coworkers – that was all it took.

These ingredients for my success pale in comparison to what it takes to prepare a child at Ryther for success. They need the feeling of safety from around-the-clock counselors, a therapist to talk them through their trauma, a therapy dog to learn how to nurture and treatment groups to realize they’re not the only ones going through whatever it is they’re experiencing – and so much more. For some, Ryther is their last chance at a better life.

I joined the “Ride for Ryther” team again in 2014 for them – and I’ve raised the stakes by committing to ride the journey in only ONE DAY on July 12, 2014. The kids at Ryther need you to raise the stakes too and contribute to help them prepare to find their “forever” family. Having worked at Ryther for over four years, I have witnessed firsthand – from side hugs to setbacks – the difficult work that Ryther's caring staff do every day to help the kids and teens.

Please give generously today!

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About the Ride for Ryther

Now in its third year, the Ride for Ryther has grown to a team of 11 including 6 Ryther staff members, John Gonzales, Siri Gillespie, Robin Bennett, Becky Hutton, Marbie Descatamiento and Colin Powers, and some community supporters. The team will be cycling the 202 miles from Seattle to Portland July 12-13 to raise awareness and funds to support Ryther's programs.

This year, donations made to Ride for Ryther will go towards Specific Assistance, a fund that provides specific activities and items for the children in our Sub Acute Residential Treatment Program:

  • $50 would purchase new outfits for a child's adoption photo shoot
  • $100 would provide therapeutic yoga classes for all children for one month
  • $250 would allow five kids to attend a week-long summer camp of their choice

About Ryther

Ryther is a leader in behavioral health services for children, teens and youth - some of the most vulnerable in Washington state. Those they serve have often been affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, addiction or trauma.

Ryther is dedicated to providing comprehensive services and innovative treatments so that every child and family they work with may experience new ways of thinking, develop positive relationships and realize a better life.

The team is riding as part of the large Group Health STP ride: http://www.cascade.org/ride-major-rides/group-health-stp

Visit Ryther's website for more info: www.ryther.org

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To This Fundraiser

$2,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Daniel Adler

    $100

  • Marcos & JL

    $50

  • Lan

    $100

  • Rus Batten

    $50

  • Courtney

    $30

  • Alex & Chad Guenser-Minnick

    $50

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Kerrie

    $50

  • KA & Hil

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mike and Jan

    $100

  • Eileen O'Quin

    $50

  • Sean & Kimberly

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Linda Bloom

    $25

  • Quackenbush

    $100

  • Chelsea Gallegos

    $45

  • Stéphane Mead

    $50

  • Brett & Troy

    $25

  • Wandy and Wiley

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Marcus and Scott

    $35

  • Sean Carvey

    $25

  • Alton Kwok

    $100

  • Reed Probus

    $20

  • Mariel Valerio

    $100

  • Arthur P

    $120

  • Dave Herr

    $25

  • Rahe-Hawley Family

    $50

  • Anna Petrocco

    $25

  • Quincy Smith

    $20

  • The HBIC

    $50

  • K. Baker

    $50

  • Sagrie

    $50

  • Amy Bender & Kevin Kirshenbaum

    $50

  • Jason

    $100

  • Macatee Family

    $100

  • Sharon Setzler

    $50

  • Angela

    $50

  • Beth

    $5

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97% Raised of $2,250 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,155 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

RYTHER

Amount Raised

$4,900

 

25% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Colin Powers

Amount Raised

$4,490

 

128% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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John Gonzales

Amount Raised

$2,840

 

114% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Robin Bennett

Amount Raised

$2,775

 

111% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Clay Thompson

Amount Raised

$2,175

 

97% Raised of $2,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Siri Gillespie

Amount Raised

$2,065

 

103% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Lane

Amount Raised

$1,225

 

61% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Becky Hutton

Amount Raised

$940

 

47% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Beth

Beth

DONATION: $5

4 years ago

Angela

Angela

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Sharon Setzler

Sharon Setzler

DONATION: $50

this is for Clay for such a loyal Ryther individual, even after leaving. 4 years ago

Macatee Family

Macatee Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jason

Jason

DONATION: $100

Awesome cause! 4 years ago

Amy Bender & Kevin Kirshenbaum

Amy Bender & Kevin Kirshenbaum

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Sagrie

Sagrie

DONATION: $50

Good luck on your race! 4 years ago

K. Baker

K. Baker

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The HBIC

The HBIC

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Quincy Smith

Quincy Smith

DONATION: $20

4 years ago