On April 22, 2020

Tour de Slate rides on, and needs your support

The Tour de Slate is a bicycle ride that raises funds for Teen Challenge Vt. The rides are centered around Middletown Springs and the neighboring towns. Tour de Slate 2020 is still scheduled for Aug. 1; however, they need your help.

Due to Covid-19, they have done very little commercial fund raising towards their $31,135.30 goal. Just under $1,000 was raised before the virus changed everything. That $1,000 has already been given to Teen Challenge, as their fund raising also ceased.

“Even when the shut down ends, how can we possibly reach out to commercial businesses and ask for support when many of them, especially many of the local small entities, will be on financial life support? Short answer – we can’t!” event director Stan Achey said.

In the past the majority of raised funds have come from the commercial sponsors. In order to regain a portion of that money, a larger base of riders is needed. So please, do what ever you can to promote the ride however and wherever you can. Please contact info@tourdeslate.org if you’d like promotional material to use in that regard.

Also, and this is in the “be a good neighbor” department, please, as best you can support the tour’s previous sponsors with your own personal business. Thank you so very much for understanding and for your help.

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