Pedal power drives Kiwanis fundraiser

| 07/03/2016
Cayman News Service

Some of the cyclists who took part in KiwaniBike

(CNS): The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman recently held their 34th Annual KiwaniBike where close to 150 cyclists rode 20 miles, from the Blow Holes in East End to Smith Cove in South Sound. Event chairperson Monique Bush thanked everyone for participating in the fundraiser, which took in almost $7,000.

“We were pleased with the turnout at this year’s event and with the positive feedback received from cyclists,” Bush said. “Thanks to sponsors and the diligent fundraising of many of our cyclists, the event raised close to $7K – which will go toward sending local youth from our five Key Clubs to International Convention.”

With pledges of $25 or more, cyclists received a T-shirt, refreshments and entry into a raffle prize draw. Pledges of $100 or more were entered to win a new bicycle from Uncle Bill’s. David Cooke raised the most funds, $439, but Claris Ruwende was the lucky winner of the new bike.

“This event wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors and the enthusiasm of everyone participating – from our cyclists to volunteers,” Bush added. “I want to say a big thank you to them – those new to the event and those who support us every year. Also to our sponsors Butterfield, Dart, Deutsche Bank, Walkers, Citco and BAF Insurance, thanks for their generosity.”

Majestic Tours and Lemmie’s Trucking assisted on the morning of the ride, transporting cyclists and their bikes from the finish – where many left their cars – up to the Blow Holes where the ride began.

For information on Kiwanis programmes and fundraisers, visit its website

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