Hey there and thanks for clicking the link I sent in my email! Allow me to indulge you with a brief story:
When I was young, I always enjoyed riding my bicycle. I put it on the backburner around 15 when I began driving, but it's always been in the back of my mind. I made a decision to get back into cycling in 2009 and it has made a very personal, lifelong impact. It was a conduit for meeting my wife, Ashley, and is when I was introduced to what has become a staple in my life. The Texas Irish cycling team has become many things to me over the past several years: a great way to stay in shape, a network of incredible people I am proud to call my friends, and most importantly a platform to raise funds for charitable organizations that hit close to home for most all of us.
This year, I am committing to myself, my teammates, you, and the Texas Irish Foundation to ride at least 3,000 miles and raise at least $1,000 for our charitable organizations. And we still donate 100% of your contributed funds to our benefitting charities -- no administrative fees. To help kickoff that kind of mileage, we're riding 175 KM (110 miles) from Waco to Dallas on May 5 in support of the foundation.
I encourage you to visit the TIF website to learn more about the organization, its beneficiaries, and our mission. With your help, I truly believe we can make a difference. I would love for you to be a part of this opportunity. Let me know if there is any other information I can provide now or in the future.
Thanks for taking the time to read and thank you for your support!
Here is a bit of information about TIF's beneficiaries for 2013. Please visit the website for more info on the organization itself.
The Texas Irish Foundation's goal for 2013 is to raise a minimum of $150,000 for our charities:
- Passion for Children's - Children's Medical Center of Dallas
- Genesis Women's Shelter
- National MS Society
- Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
- Center for BrainHealth
- Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance
- Wounded Warriors
- The Bridge - A Homeless Recovery Center
- Humane Society of Dallas
- The Peruvian American Medical Society
The Texas Irish Foundation operates free of overhead or administrative costs of any kind. Any and all incidental, maintenance or professional expenses associated with the Foundation will be borne by the Texas Irish Cycling Team and paid from membership dues and team sponsors. Accordingly, 100% of all donations raised by and for the Foundation will go to our identified charities.
On behalf of all the members and sponsors of the Texas Irish Cycling Team and its beneficiary organizations, we are incredibly grateful for your support and your generous donation to the Texas Irish Foundation. Thank you!