Our community is still buzzing from our Federation’s Tour de Summer Camps on September 21st. Thanks to 470 riders, more than 200 volunteers, over 50 sponsors and thousands of generous donors for making the event such a huge success. To date, we have already raised net proceeds of nearly $500,000— all to help more kids experience the life-changing magic of Jewish summer camp! And we just finished our video recapping all the action. Check it out:
We are accepting donations through November 1st, so you still have time to make it possible for even more kids to enjoy a summer of fun and meaning.
Gathering in the pre-dawn darkness at Camp Alonim, riders took off on routes of 18, 36, 64 and 100 miles, going the distance to raise funds for Jewish summer camp, something near and dear to their pounding hearts. Throughout the day, along the routes, our incredible volunteers supplied water, sunscreen and snacks to make sure that every rider could ride with pride and return victorious to the cheers of our community, including Federation lay leaders, grateful parents and happy campers.
We are grateful to Ride Master Rodney Freeman, our community leader who came to our Federation last year with the idea of Tour de Summer Camps and made it a reality once again with his passion for Jewish summer camping!
Thank you to the ten local Jewish summer camps that participated and will be a home away from home to the many lucky kids who will now be able attend next summer. And hats off to every single person and organization who made the dream of Jewish summer camp a reality!