Kelly Brush Ride, an annual event to raise funds for adaptive sports equipment and to advocate for ski racing safety, will take place Saturday, September 7, in Middlebury, Vermont.
Now in its 14th year, the annual ride—powered by VBT Bicycling Vacations—is expected to include hundreds of participants.
“Last year 900 participants hit the road for adaptive sports. We are looking forward to another strong turnout with cyclists, handcyclists and, for the second year, golfers showing their support and raising funds for our mission to inspire and empower people with spinal cord injuries to live active lives,” says Zeke Davisson, executive director of the Kelly Brush Foundation, in a media release.
Funds raised by riders and golfers provide direct support for equipment that gets people with spinal cord injuries out enjoying the activities that enrich their lives, like skiing, basketball, cycling and tennis. To date the foundation has awarded more than 830 people grants in 47 states for adaptive equipment through its Active Fund. The ride also supports the foundation’s ski racing safety program.
Online registration and fundraising are open for both the bike ride and golf events. The event’s fundraising goal is $700,000.
Participants can ride 100, 50, 20 or 10 mile routes through the scenic Champlain Valley, and/or play a round of golf at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course at Middlebury College. For those who can’t make it to Vermont, the foundation offers a virtual option that allows participants to take part in the fundraising ride from anywhere, the release explains.
For more information and to register to participate, visit Kelly Brush Foundation.
[Source: Kelly Brush Foundation]