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High School Racers Get $158,000 Thanks To You

June 18, 2014
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In late April the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), asked mountain bikers to band together to help the northern California based youth development organization raise $75,000 in order to secure a matching grant of equal amount from Dick’s Sporting Goods Sports Matter crowd funding platform. In what was NICA’s most successful fundraising campaign to date as riders not only came together by hitting the needed goal and enabling NICA to collect a check in excess of $158,000 from Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation.

NICA’s matching grant campaign got an immediate confidence boost with Shimano and Pearl Izumi’s opening pledge of $20,000 and mid-way through, an additional $5000 shot from Diamondback. Quality Bicycle Products, a current NICA supporter, agreed to match any of their vendors up to $5000. Since NICA made its goal and thus earned the match without that contribution, QBP closed out the campaign anyway with what proved to be an added bonus.

In addition to riders who dug deep and contributed, here are the bike companies who donated. And you know the old saying, “support the people who support the sport.”

Shimano – Pearl Izumi
Diamondback
Quality Bicycle Products
ABUS
DNA Cycling
BMC
Camelbak
Challenge Tires
Chris King
Clif Bar
Continental Tires
Fuji (ASI)
Giant Bicycles
Gore Apparel
GU Energy
Hawley
Interbike
Intense Cycles
Lezyne
Magura
Mavic
NiteRider
Orange Seal
Pure Fix Cycles
Propel
Ritchey
Scott
Sock Guy
Specialized
Stage Cycling
Stan’s NoTubes
Swagman
Thomson
Topeak

 

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