Team Rubicon, a Portland, Oregon based cycling team, is conducting a raffle to raise funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) and to assist with travel expenses for Team Rubicon's development squad to compete in races across the United States.
Norrene Godfrey, a competitive cyclist, lost her mother to cancer in the fall of 2001. Norrene's mother was inspired by Lance Armstrong to fight cancer, and she was encouraged even more when Lance sent her one of his cycling jerseys autographed with the words "Fight mom, Lance Armstrong". In an effort to return the kindness, Norrene created a cycling team that would race in support of the LAF and send cancer survivors to Austin to meet Lance himself.
Team Rubicon's mission is to raise funds for the LAF and help raise awareness of the foundation and its goals while developing young, promising athletes to reach their cycling goals. Team Rubicon's riders are ambassadors for the LAF and wear the LAF logo on their jerseys. To date, Team Rubicon has raised over $40,000 for the LAF, sold 2,200 of the now ubiquitous yellow Livestrong wristbands, and has sent two cancer survivors to Austin to participate in the Ride for the Roses and to personally meet Lance Armstrong.
Proceeds from the Rubicon Raffle (details below) will go to support Team Rubicon's development team, providing funds to help promising young athletes compete in events across the US. The grand prize is a deluxe entry to this year's Cycle Oregon, which includes portage and tent set-up. There is also an Orbea carbon fibre Onix frame and fork, worth $US1,600 up for grabs. The drawing will be held Sunday, April 10th at 4:00 p.m. at the Bike Gallery Warehouse Sale, 1635 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR +1 503 (9)7232-2848.
1 complete Cycle Oregon Deluxe entry ($1,200 value)
Weekend ride: June 25-26, 2005
Cycle Oregon: Sept 10-17, 2005
Tent and porter service
1 2005 Orbea carbon fibre Onix frame and fork ($1,600 value)
1 Burley D'Lite trailer
1 Thule Hitching Post Pro Rack
2 Thule Criterium bike carriers
1 Thule sport bag
1 Gleukos sport drink kit
1 Nike Carbon V-Pro glasses
2 Cases of wine
1 Signed USPS jersey from Lance Armstrong
1 Signed 2005 Cofidis team jersey (complete team)
1 Signed Jelly Belly team jersey
Tickets $10.00 each; 3 for $25.00
To purchase tickets:
Contact any Rubicon rider at any OBRA race Stop by the Bike Gallery Warehouse Sale April 6 - April 10th Order tickets via the web at www.trubicon.org
Send money order or check, payable to Rubicon Cycling Team, to:
Attn: David Godfrey
3014 L Street
Vancouver, WA 98663