Monday, August 8, 2011

24 Hours of Cycling for CASA

Lafayette, IN.
This weekend Team East traveled to Lafayette, IN to Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) for a 24 hour cycling challenge.  Over 200 riders came out to test their endurance, enjoy some camaraderie, and raise money for CASA for children.  CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, raises money for abused and neglected children in their community.  Through generous donations from riders and their families and friends, this event raised over $37,000!
While on site, we were able to educate the riders in their down time about the principles of Leave No Trace.  We also signed up new Leave No Trace members during the race.  Each new member received a free pair of Smartwool Socks and were entered to win a pair of Chaco Shoes!
Leave No Trace "Lounge"

It was very inspiring to watch these riders all night long, peddling away into the wee hours of the morning, through thick heat and humidity, all in honor of children who need love and support.  Most of the riders are from the Lafayette area, although some traveled from VA, PA, and KY to attend the ride.  Also in attendance was Executive Vice President of SIA, Tom Easterday, who logged many miles for CASA.
We enjoyed our time at SIA, especially the tour of their facility.  The SIA plant is a zero waste facility and has been driving force  here in the Lafayette community since 1987!
Explore Responsibly...Kate & Tracy

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