Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. Let me tell you a bit about why I'm doing this ride.
Special Olympics New York provides a program of skill development, training, and competition for children and adults with mental retardation and other intellectual disabilities. As they prepare for and compete for medals at regional, state, national, or international games, these special athletes gain self-esteem and social skills that help them in educational, vocational, residential and community settings.
Special Olympics New York delivers these and other services year round at no cost to the athletes or their families. Funds raised through Pedal for Medals will help to offset costs and expand programs and services throughout the Central Region of New York State. So that's a good thing.
The other reasons I'm doing this ride are that: it's a great motivator for me to get and stay in shape; I love to ride; I'll be 60 in August, and it's a gift to myself; a 300 mile ride in 4 days is a great way to commemorate this moment in my life; and, this ride has a reputation for being a wonderful experience.
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to donate to me So I ask for your support to the Special Olympics New York, and request that you use this site to make your donation now!
Alternatively, you may make a check out to Special Olympics New York, Inc. and send it to me at 412 Kensington Rd., Syracuse, NY 13210-3014.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 315-479-6827.
Many thanks - Steve