On August 6th, I plan to ride my mountain bike 65 miles through the tall pines and grasslands of Northern Arizona, along the old Moqui stagecoach route connecting Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon. I'm also hoping to raise $5000 for The Marine League Charities of Northern AZ.
Thirteen years ago, I signed up for this mountain bike ride thinking it was some kind of extreme test of endurance. I quickly discovered that while it's a challenging ride (past slogans have included "65 miles of Blood, Sweat, and Gears" and "65 miles of butt pounding fun!"), but it is SO much more than that. Over the past 25 years, this event has raised almost $1 million and has touched tens of thousands of lives across Northern Arizona via Toys for Tots and other programs run by The Marine League Charities.
I'm hoping that you'll support this worthy cause with a donation. No amount is too small: every $20 allows Toys for Tots to provide for one additional child. You can donate with any major credit card and it only takes 30 seconds.
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Thank you for supporting me!
2022 Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Charity Ride
On Saturday, August 6th, 200+ brave souls will ride their mountain bikes 65 miles along the Moqui Stagecoach trail that used to connect Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon. Why? Well, the Flag2GC charity ride has been raising money for the Marine League Charities (MLC) since 1998. Since then, we've raised almost $1 million - enabling Toys for Tots (T4T) to provide toys, books, and stocking stuffers to more than 10,000 children in Northern Arizona each year. In addition to Toys for Tots, proceeds from this event allows MLC to fund the Flagstaff Youth Program, Wounded Marine Program, as well as a Scholarship Fund for Coconino Community College.
The Marine League Charities is an Arizona not-for-profit charitable corporation organized for the purpose of supporting charities including those organized to assist children of Northern Arizona and those charities benefiting members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
In accordance with our mission statement, Marine League Charities (MLC) supports and funds the following local charities:
· Flagstaff Community Toys for Tots
· Flagstaff Youth Program
· Wounded Marine Program
· Marine Relief
· Coconino Community College Scholarship Fund