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'Riding for Deaf Schools' fundraiser announced

A fundraiser ride in Fremont, California to raise funds and awareness for the education for deaf children has been announced. The fundraiser for Deaf Schools is one day ride planned in Northern California on Sunday, October 19, 2008. The ride will go through Fremont, Pleasanton and Livermore.

Ride organiser Robin Horwitz stated, "Our goal is to raise $100,000 in our first year. We've set the goal high to raise awareness for the deaf education and money that goes into those type of programs. Giving those deaf children a chance at different opportunities presented to the general community is very important to this vision."

Currently deaf schools are set up with evening and weekend programs to offer activities for deaf kids who live far from the school. Transportation is being provided for those children so they can receive education. The programs have been established to promote deaf children's opportunities to learn and interact during evenings and weekends without parents.

Momentum Cycling Team, a professional cycling team based in Los Angeles, will be riding with the cyclists. The members of the Momentum Cycling Team are three 2008 Olympians, Jennie Reed, Josiah Ng and Adam Duvendeck. Travis Smith of Canada is also a member of the team.

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(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer.)

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