2017 is the year that Pudgy Pete goes big and we don’t just mean on the scale! For the 18th time Pudgy will ride in the Courage Classic, a grueling 2-day bike ride in Summit County benefiting Children’s Hospital Colorado. He hopes to take his total fundraising over $500,000…. read on!
This year Pudgy has developed a cunning new plan. Creating a rigorous training schedule for his daughter Alexa, Pudgy has turned her into his personal crutch. Carefully conditioning her to train for the uphill as he trains for the downhill, they have become a perfect team ready to take on the Courage Classic with strength, endurance and careful use of rope.
But you may ask yourself, why does Pudgy put his tired, chocolate-filled body through this ride year after year? Simple! He rides for all the kids who walk through the doors at Children’s Hospital Colorado, a place close to Pudgy’s heart. Pudgy Pete has been a long-term partner with Children’s Colorado and is proud to be part of something that shares his massive vision: making sick kids better.
When you support Pudgy’s ride you will be helping a Young Investigator advance new research in the fields of Juvenile Diabetes and Pulmonary. One of Pudgy’s Young Investigators, Dr. Maki Nakainura, is making huge strides in Diabetes research bringing us closer and closer to a cure. Pudgy knows these brilliant young docs are going to change lives.
Last year you helped Pudgy raise $44,750- thank you! But here’s where it gets exciting. Over the years, Pudgy has raised an incredible $441,132.67 (and that’s before his match!). And unlike Pudgy at the bottom of Vail Pass, he is excited by this HUGE opportunity. Pudgy’s goal this year is to top $500,000, meaning he needs to raise $58,867.33 by July 22nd! But just like rolling over, Pudgy cannot do it alone. He needs help. Pudgy hopes you will join him once more in supporting the brilliant and dedicated people at Children’s Colorado by making donations online at http://support.childrenscoloradofoundation.org/goto/pculshawor by check to PC at Shea Properties. As usual, Pudgy plans to eat, I mean match, every donation!