We continue to move closer to our goal of $100,000 thanks to the generosity and support of amazing folks like you! We're now sitting at almost $63,000 so far. For those thinking in more direct terms, that is 450 students, entrepreneurs, and aid workers that are now able to travel farther, move faster, and carry more all thanks to your generosity. And, don't forget, 100% of all donations will be matched through the end of the year (and the end of the fundraiser), meaning that we're all responsible for changing the lives of over 900 people so far. And we're not done yet! Amazing! And, in exchange for your generosity, you get the chance to get something awesome from our amazing supporters.
If you haven't yet donated, now is the time! To enter the challenge, you can donate online at the URL below. Like last year, the Ironman Foundation has been very generous in hosting and handling the donation site for us (Thanks, IMF!!!).
As in past years, you can donate ANY amount, but ONLY donations of $134 or more (the cost of one bicycle) will make you eligible for prizes. For every multiple of $134 that you donate, you get another entry. $268 earns you double eligibility, $402 earns triple, etc. Donations of 5 bikes ($670) get you an extra spot. And donations of 10 bikes ($1340) get you an extra three spots. For more details, read the first article at the link below. Award drawing tickets will be assigned automatically from the donations, so please make sure to give us an email or phone number (or both) where we can reach you.
Here, in a special video done just for all of you reading this and taking time to care, Michael Zellman of SRAM, who stepped up in a big way with awesome donations from SRAM, Zipp, and Quarq, delivers an Oscar-worthy performance urging you to step up, donate, change lives, and put yourself in the running to get one of these awesome donations!
Today, we're recapping the prizes that we've announced so far and also giving a sneak peak of those that will be announced in the coming weeks. I wanted to make sure that there was one place where everyone could see the amazingly generous donations we have to give back to those who have helped change the lives of so many! (Listed in alphabetical order, so no favoritism here.)
BoCo Gear: 100x limited edition Rappstar / World Bicycle Relief technical trucker hats (for the first 100 donors) [MSRP $2500]
Compex: Compex Sport Elite muscle stimulator [MSRP $849]
First Endurance: 2x $555 gift certificates (two separate prizes) [MSRP $1,110]
The Ironman Foundation: 1x Ironman 70.3 race entry & 1x Ironman race entry (two separate prizes) [MSRP $2400+]
Michellie Jones: 3-month one-on-one coaching package [MSRP $1200]
NormaTec Recovery: MVP Recovery System [MSRP $1795]
Quarq: Elsa power meter [MSRP $1650]
Raymond James & Associates: Financial analysis by a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in their Naperville, IL office (you do not need to live proximate) for any interested donor.
RidEye: 10x RideEye black box cycling cameras (10 separate prizes) [MSRP $1899]
Silca: SuperPista Ultimate floor pump & Hiro pump head (one prize) [MSRP $560]
Smith Optics: 2x Overtake helmet, Pivlock Arena (or Arena Max) sport glasses, and Mt. Shasta lifesyle glasses (two separate prizes of helmet + two pairs of glasses) [MSRP $1056]
Specialized: Win Tunnel wind tunnel pro experience [MSRP $3000]
SRAM: 1x CX1 groupset & 1x RED22 groupset (two separate prizes) [MSRP $2750]
Zipp: Zipp 606 (404 front & 808 rear) Firecrest wheel set (clincher or tubular) [MSRP $2865]
As a reminder, 100% of your contributions are tax deductible and will be directed back to World Bicycle Relief.
For those interested, you can also submit donations via traditional mail at this address:
World Bicycle Relief
1333 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Thanks for your support and commitment to WBR!