Passing this information on from a parent of a couple of kids on the Salinas High School Mountain Bike Team. The team is having a fundraiser since they get very little funding from the school. The Salinas HS team has doubled in size in the last two years and they have 6 girls racing for them! I've seen these kids out riding and racing and they work hard. Here's the information regarding the fundraiser...
The Salinas High School Mountain Bike Team, Cowboy Racing, is in its second year of existence and they are a powerful force in the Nor Cal Mountain Bike League. It occurred to me to write to you because you understand how great it is to get girls, and for that matter all kids into biking. Our team has grown (pretty much doubled) in size since last year and the number of girls has about doubled as well. It's really exciting!
It is "that-time-of-year" when we do fundraising to provide scholarships to kids who can't afford the League registration fee ($250.00) or need other forms of assistance to be able to participate. Our goal is to turn NO child away due to lack of resources, including lack of a bike! Keeping a student involved in something extracurricular, regardless of family social status or financial resources, has a huge impact on their academic performance and their school attendance. The kids get no money from Salinas High School. Let's face it if there isn't a ball involved, it doesn't seem to register that kind of support.
I have this fantasy picture in my mind of a bunch of local bikers showing up to pick up their BBQ so the kids can see what a cool thing they are a part of and so their parents can see just how supportive bikers are of one another.
This year the kids and parents are holding a Tri Tip BBQ on March 7th in the Salinas High parking lot. Tickets are $20 and include a seasoned whole Tri Tip from Star Market, 4 rolls, and mixed green salad. Pick-up time runs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
If you'd like to buy a ticket, contact Jennifer Crowley.
Or you can send donations to this address:
Make checks out to "Cowboy Racing"
75 Homestead Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901