Friday, December 2, 2011

The Big Thank You

Now that we have entered December the end of the year is fast approaching. 2011 was a great year for riding the ol' bicycle. It was also a great year for raising money for our favorite charity. The Death Valley ride raised over 1.2 million dollars. The entire JDRF ride program brought in over five million dollars. Team Scheidel accounted for $12,000 of that total thanks to the generous support of our many donors. What follows is a list of the people and organizations that donated their time, talent and treasure to the cause this past year. Because of all of you we are closer to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Thank you...
Christine Behrens
James Burnett
Craig DeFeyler
Craig Geitzen
Clay Grueber
Richard Hensen
Jeffrey King
Mary Koziol
Mark and Jane Longstreet
David Lubben
Becky Machuta
Jacquelyn McCarty
Brenda Merrifield
Linda Milanowski
Dennis and Kim Moline
Nicole Nellis
Ken Oughton (Diamond Cutters Athletic Club)
Timothy Payne
Hanna Reierson
Mark Ritsema
Tom and Florence Scheidel
The Gordon Group
Michael and Nancy Walenta
PJ's Sound and Backline
West Side Distributing
Frames Unlimited
Jim Hayes (Tru-Vue Inc.)
X-Cel Chemical Specialties Company
Michelle and Kevin Bassett
Steve and Katie Clark
Tim and Colleen Colleran
Roy Dodman
Peggy Essenberg
Michael Gordon
Troy Gundy
Pam Hanson
Peter Jacob
Karen Kleinheksel
Macatawa Cycling Club
David Pasciak
Barb Porter
Kim Summers
Third Coast Cycling
Connie's Cakes
Tom and Kim Vogel
Kathy Magnuson
Joe and Mary Powell
Glen Russell
Paul and Brenda Schab
Henry Wieten
Bill and Ginger Young
Tim Holtkamp

And additional thanks to all the performers at Jake's Music Festival, all the people that attended JMF, all the folks who bought a can of XS, and finally, to everyone who kept us in their thoughts and prayers.

"Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory." -Ghandi