2013 BP MS 150

2013 BP MS 150

Direct Energy Cycling Team

Why We Ride:

The mission of Direct Energy is to make a difference in people's lives and for those that ride - we are living our mission in a whole new way. The DE MS150 team is the perfect example of how we can make a positive impact in our own lives and the lives of those struggling with MS.

Your participation is a personal commitment not only to your own health and well-being, but you are also helping thousands who live with an uncertain and debilitating disease. Not only that you'll make new friends, strengthen existing relationships and learn a lot about what it means to help someone else in need. Not a bad way to spend the weekend.


Supporting the DE Team:

The Direct Energy team raised over $80,000 last year and was one of the top 50 teams! It's a great way to get in shape, support a great cause and have some fun with your co-workers. You aren't on your own for this as Direct Energy provides the following:

EMPLOYEE riders:

  • You'll receive a free jersey, lodging, food and transportation!
  • You will need to pay the $100 registration fee to the MS society
  • First-time riders will commit to the MS Society minimum fundraising challenge of $400.
  • Returning riders will commit to a challenge fundraising goal which is 2x the $400 required by the MS Society (the average team rider raised $1200+ last year!)
  • We'll give you fundraising tips, guidance and timelines.
  • DE has a discount agreement with the Bike Barn and we'll host equipment lunch & learns for first timers
  • DE riders can participate in training rides with local cycling clubs, we'll provide you with a schedule!

EMPLOYEE FAMILY MEMBER riders:(spouses, siblings, or children who meet the age/physical requirements set out by the MS 150 ride)

  • You will need to pay the $100 registration fee to the MS society.
  • You will pay areducednon-employee fee of $50 payable by check. Please make the check payable to "Direct Energy" and capture "2013 MS150 Team" in the memo line. Send the checks to Direct Energy, Attn: Barend VanderHorst, 12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77007. Payment must be received by January 15, 2013.
  • First-time riders will commit to the MS Society minimum fundraising challenge of $400.
  • Returning riders will commit to a challenge fundraising goal which is 2x the $400 required by the MS Society (the average team rider raised $1200+ last year!)
  • You'll receive the same benefits captured above!

NON-EMPLOYEE riders:

  • You will need to pay the $100 registration fee to the MS society.
  • The non-employee fee is $100 payable by check. Please make the check payable to "Direct Energy" and capture "2013 MS150 Team" in the memo line. Send the checks to Direct Energy, Attn: Barend VanderHorst, 12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77007. Payment must be received by January 15, 2013.
  • You'll be required to meet a challenge fundraising minimum of $800 (2x MS150 minimum) for the MS society.
  • You'll receive the same benefits captured above!
  • We changed our non-employee requirements in order to offer the greatest benefit to the MS Society cause. For those who have concerns about the requirements laid out above, please know that you are not locked into the DE team. While we hope you will choose to ride we us, we understand people may have different needs and we encourage you to join a team that can best meet your own personal requirements.

What is MS?

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease that affects people in many different ways. It could be paralysis one day, loss of vision the next or impaired memory the day after that. Living with MS means living with uncertainty.

When it comes to MS, only two things are certain:

Another American is newly diagnosed every hour of every day.
Many people are joining the movement toward a world free of MS including me.

What is the MS Society?

The Society organizes 100 rides nationwide. The funds they raise go toward research aimed at treating and eventually curing MS, as well as services for those living with MS.

We're helping the Society, so please join us! There are so many ways you can help: join our team, volunteer, donate online or sponsor a rider.

However you join, you are making a difference in the lives of thousands of families facing the daily challenge of this unpredictable disease. Thank you for joining Direct Energy in the MS movement.

Direct Energy Cycling Team - Join Team Raised
Barend Vanderhorst $1,170.00
Adam Miller $2,400.00
Julie Streich $2,200.00
JavierFullaondo $926.00
Rick Sitts $400.00
Ziger $0.00
Kimberly Baiamonte $1,050.00
David Banks $2,050.00
Monte Beck $1,825.00
Dexter Borbe $960.00
Craig Bradford $400.00
David Bryant $50.00
Alberto Caudillo $2,100.00
Shawn Chmil $1,159.99
Robert Comstock $1,305.00
Juan Contreras $300.00
Matt Cressman $390.00
Wil Dangcil $606.33
Jessica De La Paz $0.00
Rudy De La Paz $330.00
Tommy De La Paz $0.00
Caroline Deetjen $1,000.00
Geoff Duda $1,900.00
Mike Elmquist $350.00
Tod Grice $800.00
Felix Guardado $100.00
Michael Hansen $715.00
Rosie Hernandez $400.00
Bill Hogenson $1,350.00
Kathleen Hogenson $450.00
David Hunsaker $250.00
David Isenegger $0.00
Kristin Johnson $1,075.00
Steve Lopez $0.00
Ganesh ManickaRaju $475.00
Ryan McGrath $400.00
Dennis McWilliams $550.00
Leticia Miller $650.00
Nathanael Miller $550.00
Steven Murray $3,800.00
Audrey Nardecchia $0.00
Jan Nulle $1,030.81
John O'Neill $1,000.00
Anthony Parrish $842.36
Erin Paul $0.00
Manjunath Rajaram $500.00
Mark Ramos $0.00
Mark Ravanesi $0.00
Jeremy Reedus $482.00
Tiffany Reedus $725.00
Anthony Richardson $500.00
Dave Roberts $2,245.00
Antonio Rodriguez $1,030.00
Sandeep Roy $845.00
Steve Sandstrum $800.00
Shalin Shah $800.00
Zak Shakhshir $0.00
Jordan Shane $535.00
Andy Sherbondy $4,071.00
Chetan Shetty $400.00
Alexander Solntsev $425.00
Jeff Streich $500.00
Dale Suderman $423.53
Jared Taylor $470.00
Arturo Torres $400.00
Bea Torres $0.00
Scott Turner $1,350.00
Paul von Burg $1,280.00
Daven Voorhies $550.00
James Waters $820.00
Missy Williams $400.00
Kimberly Williamson $550.00
Holden Zigrang $450.00
Thomas Zigrang $625.00
Team Gifts $20,649.00
Denotes a Team Captain


 

Direct Energy Cycling Team

Goal:
$160,000.00
Achieved:
$79,236.02

50 percent of goal achieved.


 

 



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