Our goal is to raise $100,000 in our first year. We've set the goal high to raise awareness for the deaf education and money that goes into those type of programs. Giving those deaf children a chance at different opportunities presented to the general community is very important to this vision.
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Fremont, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2008
Hawk Relay Riding for Deaf Schools director Robin Horwitz today has announced a fundraiser ride in Fremont, California to raise funds and awareness for the education for deaf children in this country.
The fundraiser for Deaf Schools is one day ride planned in Northern California in Fall of 2008. The Northern California ride will go through the Fremont, Pleasanton and Livermore on Sunday, October 12th, 2008.
Robin stated, "Our goal is to raise $100,000 in our first year. We've set the goal high to raise awareness for the deaf education and money that goes into those type of programs. Giving those deaf children a chance at different opportunities presented to the general community is very important to this vision."
Currently deaf schools are set up with evening and weekend programs to offer activities for deaf kids who live far from the school. Transportation is being provided for those kids so they can receive education. The programs have been established to promote deaf children's opportunities to learn and interact during evenings and weekends without parents.
Hawk Relay, a major video relay service provider, will provide the necessary support for the fundraising ride. Momentum Cycling Team, a professional cycling team based in Los Angeles, will be riding with the cyclists. The members of the Momentum Cycling Team are three 2008 Olympians, Jennie Reed, Josiah Ng and Adam Duvendeck. Travis Smith of Canada is also a member of the team.
The website http://www.ridingfordeafschools.org contains all the necessary information for riders who wish to participate.
About Riding for Deaf Schools:
Riding for Deaf Schools is a fundraiser program aimed at raising funds for deaf schools with evening and weekend programs for kids who travel over long distance to receive education. With drastic cuts, Deaf Schools are looking at other sources of funding to maintain the programs. Riding For Deaf Schools is being sponsored by Hawk Relay, 4info.net, Thresholdpower.com, PeaksCoachingGroup.com and John Peckham Memorial.