Half a million for the Davis Phinney Foundation

Filmmaker Scott Coady and fi'zi:k's Suzette Ayotte teamed up to produce 'An evening with Davis Phinney and friends - dinner with the pros' to raise over $25,000 for the Davis Phinney Foundation (DPF). A kick-off to the Barclay Global Investor's San Francisco Grand Prix, the benefit dinner sold out in four days and featured two-time Tour de France stage winner guest of honour Davis Phinney.

Local resident, cycling enthusiast and Oscar winner, Robin Williams made a guest appearance, adding to the 'celebrity quality' of the night. He donated his signed Griffin bike, netting $4500 for the Foundation. OLN Tour de France commentator Bob Roll donated a signed jersey to raise $500. Other guests included Ron Kiefel, Steve Hegg, Thomas Prehn, Kurt Stockton, Wayne Stetina and 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist, Connie Carpenter, Phinney's wife.

Phinney was grateful for the contributions of all to the night's success, saying, "San Francisco cycling fans, the bike industry, the teams, my friends and colleagues, Robin Williams and everyone who contributed to the success of this event heeded the call. I'm confident we're making progress with each of these victories." To learn more about the Davis Phinney Foundation or how to contribute, please visit their website at www.davisphinneyfoundation.org.

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