Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Support Jacob's Ride in 2015!

Many of you met Jacob Landis at the 2013 Convention in Portland. A lot of chapters also supported him during his efforts as he rode across the country to visit all 30 Major League Baseball parks to raise awareness and funds for cochlear implant recipients. His mission continues with two rides planned for this year and both offer many chapters in his path a chance to support Jacob right in your home town. The topline details of his two 2015 rides are below. If your chapter would like to learn more about supporting Jacob and when he will be in your area, please let me know and I will alert you to the options that have been suggested by his organization. Or you can connect directly with his team at: info@jacobsride.org.

Why does Jacob ride?
Jacob's Ride was established in 2013 to raise funds and public awareness about the benefits of cochlear implants for the deaf. Jacob Landis, a cochlear implant recipient, has dedicated himself to helping others receive the gift of hearing.

TWO rides scheduled for 2015!

May 26th-July 19th
"Jacob's Ride - Riding for the Gift of Hearing"
Coast to Coast, 3,800 miles in 54 days
This Ride will be a coast-to-coast journey, beginning on the Pacific Ocean at Ventura Beach. First, Jacob will ride to Advanced Bionics headquarters in Valencia for the official send-off. From there, Jacob's Ride will go through Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Omaha, Kansas City, Saint Louis, Milwaukee, Landisville, and New Holland, PA. The Ride will end in Ocean City, Maryland on July 19, 2015. During this trip, Jacob plans to attend seven baseball games (four minor league and three major league).

August 1st-5th
"Homerun for Hearing II"
4 Maryland Ball Parks, 287 miles in 5 Days
The second Ride will be a quick, short and fun event, with Jacob riding to all four of the minor league teams in Maryland. Jacob will visit the Bowie Baysox on August 1st, the Frederick Keys on August 2nd, the Aberdeen Ironbirds (Cal Ripken's team) on the 3rd and the Delmarva Shorebirds in Salisbury on August 5th. We plan to encourage other bicyclists to ride along. More details will be posted as they are finalized.

Learn more at: http://jacobsride.org