April 15, 2010

Riding to Raise Dough

It's Tax Day, yes, but it's also National High Five Day. I think high fives should go to all the people who have helped raise millions of dollars during the MS150 happening this weekend from Houston to Austin. The goal was to raise $18 million and they're almost there. So they definitely deserve high fives!

What about you? Have you ever raised money in such a way? Asking your friends, family, neighbors and strangers to chip in so that you can hit your quota? Or have you helped raise money through a group like the LAF Tri Team which will be participating in the Austin Tri again this year?

There are lots of ways triathletes and cyclists can help raise money. Besides joining Team In Training or the LAF (amongst others), there's a newer one here in Austin called SoleMates. You can join SoleMates to help raise money for Girls On the Run. How it differs from other organizations is that you can pick any event of your liking; there's no specific tri or ride designated by the organization. You can pick a 5k or 10k if you want or even the Skeese Greets Women's Tri (hint, hint!)

What are you riding for? (besides your own well-being?) Either way, I'm giving you a virtual high five!


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