Thanks to the 340 registered participants, more than 40 volunteers, and numerous sponsors who supported the fourth Pedaling Paths to Independence on February 23, 2013, Community Center for the Blind added almost $16,000.00 to its coffers. The clients, staff, and board of directors are overwhelmed by the generosity of those who traveled from near and far to support the agency’s mission to assist people in the greater San Joaquin County area who are blind and visually impaired.
We’d like to recognize the cast who worked so hard to produce a stellar event:
Host and caterer: DeVinci’s Delicatessen and Catering
Rest stop hosts: Farmington Fire District, Keystone Masonic Lodge No. 161, Stockton East Water District Bellota Intake Facility
Radio communications: Stockton Delta Amateur Radio Club
Raffle prizes: Bellindora, Community Center for the Blind Ceramics Students, In Shape Health Clubs, Inc., Juice It Up!, Michael David Winery, Rivet Cycle Works, LLC, Road ID, Crystal Rosene, Showers Pass
Food and beverage donors: Biscotti BARI (biscotti at Farmington Fire District), Brookfalls Water Company (water), Farmington Circle K (Gatorade® at Keystone Masonic Lodge No. 161), Richard and Diane Freggiaro (oranges), General Mills, Inc. Lodi (Betty Crocker® brownies), McDonalds of San Joaquin County (Apple Dippers), Rosa Olagaray (oranges)
Photography: Miles John Natural Light Photography
Tables and chairs for post ride meal: Linden Lions Club
Course markings: Routearrows
Our priceless volunteers who pulled together everything from start to finish:
Nathaniel Atherstone (SAG), Matthew Beckwith (registration), Doug Beisner (Farmington), Jonathan Bracy (post ride meal), Eric and Susie Coupe (Bellota), Karen Diekmeyer (post ride meal), Mikel Fallis (Bellota), Angelo Flores (raffle), Richard Freggiaro (course marking), Damian Gonzalez (raffle prizes), Roger Gray (SAG), Douglas Keehr (registration), Angela Leonardo (registration), Liz Lopez (registration), Liza Lopez (registration), Ray Lopez (registration), Josie Malik (post ride meal), Sandy Messier (registration), Stockton San Joaquin Lions Club (Milton), Bill Reynolds (SAG), Theresa (Bellota), Mark Van Dunk (Farmington), Rodney Van Dunk (Farmington), Clyde Zirbel (SAG)
Of course, the riders were the real stars of the show. We invite everyone to an encore on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Registration will open in August, 2013.
In the meantime, enjoy the video clip created by our friend Robert Fuller.
Thanks, again, for supporting Community Center for the Blind. See you on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at DeVinci’s Delicatessen and Catering-Linden. We’ve already request dry ground!
To see photos from 2012′s Pedaling Paths to Independence event please click HERE.