In an age of spectacular technology and the relentless girth of Pudgy Pete’s stomach, we have witnessed the remarkable development of a massive bicycle capable of supporting Pudgy so that he can train year-round! The bike, rumored to have been developed in conjunction with Tesla, MIT and NASA has allowed him to continue his slightly unusual training regime of carb-o-loading year-round to dramatically improve his downhill times. We’re confident this Courage Classic, benefiting Children’s Hospital Colorado, will be Pudgy’s best yet!
Last year Pudgy achieved new milestones in his Courage Classic lifetime fundraising exceeding $500,000 (this is before Pudgy’s annual match) which has made him the #1 fundraiser in the Courage Classic of all time. Thanks to you, he raised over $70,000 last year (then matched by Pudgy) and enabled The Culshaw Young Investigator Fund to add 2 new researchers in Heart-Lung and Surgery (including a researcher in Endocrinology from years past). These funds provide crucial resources for these brilliant researchers and allows them adequate time to pursue their cutting-edge ideas.
Determined to remain a voice for the little voices at Children’s Colorado (though to be honest, Pudgy’s mouth is often too full to talk), he now calls on YOU to aid in his heroic quest. Please consider sponsoring Pudgy, now age 59. He needs all the support and encouragement he can get during the grueling 114-mile two-day tour including, numerous mountain summits (Fremont, Tennessee, Vail Pass and Swan Mountain) gaining over 9,000 feet. Pudgy Pete’s spandex cannot support him alone, he needs you!
The race is on July 21st and 22nd - Pudgy hopes to have sponsorships in prior to the race so that he can be fueled by both your generosity and enormous amounts of chocolate. You can donate online at http://chcof.convio.net/goto/pculshaw or send a check to Peter Culshaw at Shea Properties (6380 S. Fiddlers Green Cir. #400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111) be sure to make checks out to Children’s Hospital Colorado – Courage Classic.