Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Harpoon Point to Point Raises over $120K for The Vermont Foodbank #HarpoonP2P


National Life Group, The Point FM Radio Network and Harpoon Brewery in Windsor VT teamed up to host this year's Harpoon Point to Point Ride to Fight Hunger. No longer a true Point to Point ride but three loop rides, 807 riders raised over $120,000 by riding either 100, 50 or 25 miles. Organizers set a goal of $150,000 and still feel they will reach this goal when all the monies are tallied.

Brothers of Harpoon Co-Founder Richard Doyle, Chris and Steve
The Harpoon Point to Point is a fun, scenic bike ride that supports The Vermont Foodbank, this event helps to assist more than 10% of Vermonters including 20% of Vermont's kids with their food needs each year. Established in 2002, these annual rides have raised over $717,983. Fight Hunger! This charity cycling event was created to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont. Learn more about the Vermont Foodbank.
Harpoon Co-Founder Dan Kenary toasts all the riders and volunteers
The post ride party held at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor is top notch with hot showers, delicious BBQ, live music and fresh beer, straight from the source! The event organizers encourage family and friends to join in the fun. 

The event has various fundraising and team building incentives including:
The Most Team Members: This year Team Okemo won with 55 riders!

Recruit Friends, Win an I-Pad!
By recruiting friends you can qualify to win an iPad. This year's winner was Brian Firstbrook of Team Okemo.

The Keely Award:
The top fundraiser for over 5 years was Keely Marie who took fundraising and fighting hunger to an unprecedented level. In 4 years, she raised over $30,000 or 90,000 meals, including $16,000 in 2010 alone! The Keely award is given to the rider who raises the most funds by August 1st. This year's winner for the fourth year in a row was Paul Fox who raised over $12,700. 

Bike Against Hunger Day In Vermont:
On July 23, 2014, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin declared August 9th as Bike Against Hunger Day in honor of the Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life!
For more information, please visit www.harpoonpointtopoint.com.

More event images: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/August-2014/Harpoon-Point-to-Point/


Harpoon Point to Point
To Benefit the Vermont Foodbank
Harpoon Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden
Windsor VT August 9, 2014
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