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RIDE2020-A Special Fundraiser For Event Organizers

May 29, 2020

Keeping Our Events Alive

Hood River, OR – Friday May 29, 2020. Today the Sportsgrants Foundation and Creative Disruption announced a fundraising initiative titled RIDE2020 to create $5,000 to $25,000 small business grants for event organizers on the brink of losing their businesses. The goal for the campaign is to raise $1 million by July 11.

“We are pretty certain we can’t stop the flood that is crumbling the foundations of event production in the US, but if athletes and companies doing business in the endurance space band together, we can at least stop some of the drowning,” said Sportsgrants Foundation Executive Director and Founder, Scott Zagarino.

We are calling on endurance athletes across the US to join us on July 11, 2020 to ride 25-miles in an attempt to raise $1 million to fund as many of these small grants as possible. Fundraisers can complete their ride on the road, on a trainer, or on a stationary bike. In order for a ride to be recorded, a fundraiser has to simply post a photo of their odometer/computer on Instagram with the hashtag #RIDE2020 by midnight July 11. There will be an award of a custom mask for every fundraiser raising more than $100, provided by Eliel Cycling and Wattie Ink.

“As an event organizer over the last 35 years, this has hit squarely at home for me and so many other race directors I know. RIDE2020 was created to bridge the gap to the day we can resume our large gatherings, so we don’t lose all the great events that serve our industry in the most meaningful of ways, experientially,” added Creative Disruption founder, Michael Marckx.

To register to fundraise or donate please go to: https://sportsgrants.org/

For more information on RIDE2020 go to: https://sportsgrants.org/ride2020info/

To apply for a grant go to: https://sportsgrants.org/grant/

About the Sportsgrants Foundation 

Scott Zagarino founded the Sportsgrants Foundation in 2006. Sportsgrants is registered with the IRS as a 501c3 nonprofit. Sportsgrants pioneered the Non-Event concept, gathering together communities to fundraise around one activity that all fundraisers participate in wherever they are, on the same day, thus eliminating most of the traditional event expenses and getting more funds to the causes that need them.

Since its inception Sportsgrants has raised more than $8 million for causes ranging from the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to the Infant Swim Rescue.

For more information:  https://www.scottzagarino.com 

About Michael Marckx

Michael Marckx is the founder of both Creative Disruption and Monuments of Cycling. He is the creator and head chef of the Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride, as well as Peter Sagan’s Fondo, the Gran Roadie-Oh. Marckx has been a leader with myriad sports and endurance brands, having been the president/CEO of SPY Inc, Global GM of adidas Watches, CMO with Eliel Cycling and a consultant with Factor Bikes, Canyon Bikes, 100%, Nixon and Billabong. Marckx has been an event organizer and director for 30 years and has raised funds for the likes of Challenged Athletes Foundation, SDMBA, the Surfrider Foundation and Boys & Girls Club. A former amateur world champion and currently active endurance athlete, he has been involved in endurance sports since running his first marathon at the age of 12.

For more information: www.monumentsofcycling.com

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 For more information contact: Scott Zagarino at (541) 399-6801 or [email protected]