Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cycling to support the troops

2007 FACE of America Bike Ride

While this cause doesn't send soccer balls to Iraq, it will lend support and encouragement to servicemen and women wounded in duty. This 100-mile bike ride is an annual event open to any active duty serviceman or woman (for free) and anyone else who wants to participate. Civilian participants must raise sponsorship funds of $500 and this goes to pay all the costs of the participating soldiers (travel, food, housing, bikes, and any other costs associated with the ride).

Eric's parents, Nicholas and Trudy are both planning to be a part of this year's ride, April 28-29, and would love to have your support. If you would like to sponsor them in this incredible cycling journey (100 miles in two days? Ouch!), please visit the World Team Sports webpage, click on Sponsor Participant and search for Nicholas Roles or Trudy Roles. We will post pictures from the experience afterwards.

We all wish Nick and Trudy well in training for this event and let's hope the weather on the East Coast is warmer by April 28! The bike ride is from Gettysburg to the National Navy Medical Center. Good luck!