Friday, August 04, 2017

Doubling Down for the Marine League Charities

I woke up grateful. 1 week ago, I set a goal to eclipse my previous fundraising efforts for the Marine League Charities. I believe in their mission deeply, so I wanted to do something big this year.

My sponsors raised $1885 as of this morning. Just $115 away from doubling my goal. I am feeling humbled and inspired by the generosity that poured out of Friends and Family.

The 65 miles of dirt and mud will seem easy at this point. If you wanted to donate and haven't yet, the link still available all weekend.
Peace, Love and Dirt,
-Eric

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Ride TIME!

This is day one of my seven day push to saturate news feeds and social networks to get the word out about the efforts to spread hope in Northern Arizona.

I wanted to let you know that it is that time of year again for my annual Northern Arizona Toys for Tots Charity Mountain Bike Ride.  I will be riding on historic stagecoach trails across the forest and high desert off for 65 miles from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon on Saturday, August 5th, on my cross bike to raise charitable contributions that bring hope to children and wounded soldiers in Arizona.

Last year, the majority of the yearly funding in a single weekend event for Marine League Charities (benefiting children of Northern Arizona and members of the U.S. Armed Forces). This 20th year of the event we want to break our funding records.  All donations are tax deductible and go straight to the charities, as event operating expenses are covered by corporate sponsors.



The Marine League Charities, (MLC) Flagstaff, Arizona is an IRS 501.c.3 tax exempt organization, EID 86-0944607.  In accordance with the mission statement, the Marine League Charities (MLC) supports and funds the following three local charities:  Flagstaff Community Toys for Tots Organization, Flagstaff Arts and Sports Together (FAAST), and the Wounded Marine Program.  The purpose of the MLC is to support charities including those organized to assist children of Northern Arizona and those charities benefiting members of the U. S. Armed Forces.

The primary item delivered by these organizations to those in need is HOPE.  These charities provide services and activities for the children of Ash Fork, Flagstaff, Tusayan, Valle, Williams, and communities of the Havasupai, Hopi, and Navajo Indian Reservations. Activities include a sports festival, Shoot-Out-in-the-Pines and
multiple Christmas parties during the holiday season where entertainment, refreshments and toys are provided. The organizations reach out to let those in need to let them know the community cares.

All the fun and pain happens on August 5th, 2017 and I hope you can help with my donation drive.  Cash or checks in any amount are accepted. Electronic contributions are through Paypal.  Checks should be made Payable to: Marine League Charities.
Donations can be made anytime, I am working to raise $1000 by Thursday August 3th.

Open up your hearts and give a donation in any amount to help benefit the Marine League Charities.  There is no minimum or maximum donation, my goal is to get even more supporters than 2015 and raise in excess of $1000.   A simple tax-deductible donation coupon is below for you to use when April 15th comes around.
More information on the event can be found at  http://www.flag2gc.com/ .

Thanks for helping me share my message of HOPE, by linking and sharing on your social feeds  Let's work together and deliver hope to kids and soldiers across the state.