JOIN US! MARCH 10-11, 2018
THE PAN-FLORIDA CHALLENGE
6 routes from 10 miles to 200 miles
Naples to Vero Beach
TAKE THE CHALLENGE: RIDE FOR A WEEKEND. FEED A CHILD FOR A YEAR.
The Pan-Florida urges riders of all ages and abilities to pedal one of 5 routes from a family-friendly 10 miles to an epic 180-mile adventure to provide meals to hungry children in Florida. 1:4 kids go hungry in Florida. Hunger is not a temporary inconvenience. It is an overlooked cause of chronic disease, the leading cause of disability and death in the United States. The more funds you raise, the more hungry kids we can feed. We can end childhood hunger, one meal at a time. We have provided 3 million meals to date. 100% of riders’ donations go directly to feed hungry kids!
YOUR CHALLENGE INCLUDES:
Comprehensive online fundraising support
OFFICIAL Pan-Florida Challenge™ Cycling Jersey or T-shirt
Multiple food and water stops, and SAG support
Camaraderie of fellow riders and volunteers supporting your ride
Catered breakfast to start your ride
Scenic overnight accommodations included for 100-mile and 180-mile riders
Catered dinner after Day 1 and breakfast to start Day 2 for 100 and 180-mile riders.
Fabulous post ride celebration and Finish Line Party.
HOW THE PFC CHALLENGE WORKS.
We ride to provide meals to hungry children who do not know where their next meal is coming from. 100% of riders’ donations directly fund meals for hungry kids. The fundraising minimum ranges from $500 to $1500 depending upon the distance you choose to ride. The more money you raise, the more meals are fed to hungry kids. Funds raised are feeding 2,500 elementary school children all school year long at 36 schools and aftercare sites in eight Florida counties: Palm Beach, Collier, Lee, Hendry, Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie.
Registration fees are $50 -$150 depending on the distance. Fees increase after January 1
• 100% of riders’ raised donations go to feed meals to hungry kids
• Fundraising minimum is $500 – $1,500 depending on the distance
• Personal online campaign fundraising tools, site, social, email, and messaging support included
• May 1 is the deadline to submit funds raised; remainder funds will be collected at pre-ride packet pickup.
“It was awesome – Florida has some beautiful country out there, and the fact that we did this for a great cause, trying to raise 250,000 meals to feed hungry children gives you that much more energy to push through and finish. I enjoyed the camaraderie of the ride, the fellow riders and everyone who shared a passion for the same things, a passion for riding and for going out there to support a cause that is important to us –kids going hungry right in our own community.”
“I had a wonderful time at the 2015 Pan Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids. The sag stops and support were incredible, the passion and effort put into the ride was amazing, and everyone there was having a great time. The most daunting task of, raising the money, was surprisingly easy seeing as people want to help. I recommend this ride to riders of all levels and people from all walks of life.
“I was looking for a way to extend my passion for biking a meaningful way and came across an article in the Florida Weekly about the Pan Florida Challenge and the important cause it supports. I quickly signed up and got engaged. While my focus was to raise money for hungry children, what I didn’t realize was how I was being changed. I came away from the experience with awesome memories, new friends, and a new sense of God’s heart for the needy and that changed my heart forever . I’ll be back next year and I’m bringing my friends. I encourage anyone who is even slightly interested to get on board and get ready for their hearts to be changed….”
Matt McCain writes… “In 2015, I was invited to participate in the Pan Florida challenge. I always thought about riding across the state but the idea of doing it with friends for charity made it far more appealing. My big concern was hitting $1500 in fundraising. I’ve worked on Everyone Rides raising money for the Boys and Girls clubs for 12 years and utilized all my resources for that event.
I agreed to do it and to my surprise the fundraising was incredibly easy. I did it exclusively thru Facebook. Over the course of a few months I posted requests maybe 10 times. I sent a few private messages and that was it. You should know I don’t have 1000 followers on FB. (I use it for friends and family and only have a few hundred). If the fundraising is what is keeping you from committing you are worrying for nothing.
Raising money to feed hungry kids is easier than riding across the state. Luckily the event organizers took care of everything and the ride was an amazing weekend of food and fun. You could go do this event or you could continue to do the same rides you do every weekend.
The choice is yours.”
Food Insecure Children By South Florida County
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