As they say, third time’s a charm! Team TECH is excited to participate in our third year with Pelotonia!
TRC and it’s family of brands strive to impact and strengthen the well-being of the communities in which we do business and we do this through actions that represent our core values – honor, innovation, leadership, teamwork, and intelligence. Through volunteering and charitable contributions, we give back to our global communities with service and fellowship.
Last year was the second year TECH Tire and Repair participated and the 8 riders (riding distances from 45 to 100 miles) and 12 volunteers were able to raise over $16,000! Last year’s participants included virtual riders from all over the globe who threw on their helmets and hit the roads. Among riders was Gianfranco Tripodo, a senior designer for Salvadori in Italy. Gianfranco rode the 100 miles for Pelotonia in the Alps! After losing his Mother to cancer, Gainfranco heard about the opportunity to participate and just had to sign up. “It moves my legs and it moves my heart,” Gianfranco says.
This is the 3rd year TECH’s Direct Account Development Manager Brent Klomparens is participating. The 100-mile rider recommends that anyone gets involved however they can. “I moved to Ohio and Pelotonia was already a big thing. I wanted to get involved because it is an event that brings the central Ohio community together. You will see cancer survivors cheering for you along the way. It is really quite moving.”
This year TECH expects to grow the team and raise even more money for cancer research. The goals we’ve set are 10 riders, $20,000, and 30 total participants. Along with TECH’s local riders participating in the event, we will be inviting virtual riders from our global offices in Brazil, China, Japan, Italy, Belgium, Thailand, and Northern Ireland to remotely participate in this ride to end cancer.
For the past 11 years, the Pelotonia event, a grass-root bike ride with one goal: END CANCER, has raised in excess of $184 Million toward cancer research with 100% of donations directly supporting cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
Pelatonia will be taking place August 2-4, 2019.
If you wish to support Team TECH with your donations, please visit TECH’s team page at https://www.yourpelotonia.org/profiles/public-team-profile?UserKey=497989 and select “Donate to our Peloton.”