Home-brewing Cyclist Raises $3,500 for the Red-Bell 100
Last weekend, World Bicycle Relief supporter and cyclist Jack Seifert hosted over thirty people at his home for a fundraising event for the upcoming Red-Bell 100. Inspired by seeing the WBR Bike at a previous event, Jack signed up for the Red-Bell and immediately started fundraising. Thus far, he’s raised over $3,500--thirty percent of which came from his recent house party!
For the event, Jack suggested a donation of $25 for entry, which afforded his guests home-brewed beer, Texas-style smoked barbeque, and the opportunity to ride on UNICEF’s version of the WBR Bike. He also hosted both a silent and live auction, featuring handmade necklaces, a ukelele, cognac, a stomp rocket, art work and more.
Jack noted that his favorite part about the event was having the WBR bike there. He said, “Having a blue UNICEF World Bicycle Relief bike arrive for my party just made me smile. I immediately imagined a health care worker in Africa receiving the same bike and having the same smile.” He was ecstatic to see many of his guests waiting in line just to ride the bike down the street and back. Along with showing a WBR video, Jack used the bike to share the Power of Bicycles with his guests.
Thanks to Jack’s efforts, thirty more people understand how a bicycle can change someone’s life. Thanks for hosting a great party in our honor, Jack! Good luck on the Red-Bell!