Liz & Phil are headed to Argentina! We are trying to raise $3,000 to help Connor Carman, junior at Santa Fe High, go on a summer trip!
On our final day of our 2011 fundraiser we received a donation of $100 from Jesse Shapiro, donating from Thailand of all places! To date, we with your help we have fundraised 3,130! Our scholarship for 2011 is set....and we would like to start with our 2012 scholarship immediately!
As you know Liz and I are embarking on yet another international adventure! We are joining 10 other adults from around the US and Canada on Two Wheel View's Annual Charity Support Bike Trip in Argentina. We leave in Friday! Those of us who are on board have agreed to fundraise $1,500 each to build Two Wheel View's scholarship fund.
Two Wheel View is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides leadership, environmental and cultural education programs to young people through their participation in bicycle expeditions. Two Wheel View programs focus on learning about other cultures, connecting with the natural environment, and encouraging healthy and active lifestyles - while experiencing the world from the seat of a bike.
Most charity trip participants are fundraising for Two Wheel View's general scholarship fund. We however would like to help a specific young person from our community here in New Mexico get on board. After extensive interviews with several candidates we have chosen Connor Carman, junior at Santa Fe High School. Connor is an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoys biking and snowshoeing. Connor has maintained a 3.0 or better throughout high school and plans on going to college to pursue a degree in forestry or environmental science. He also has aspirations to join the Navy as a means to travel the world. Connor is a scholar in the Simon Family Foundation, a program that was established to facilitate students with difficult life and economic circumstances in their quests to achieve the American dream through a college education.
We are already turning our attention to 2012. We would like to make this scholarship an annual event, having a New Mexican student join a Two Wheel View trip every year. So, without further adieu, our deadline to raise funds for next year's scholarship recipient is funds is Jan. 31st, 2012. Please find it in your heart to assist these deserving students with a donation. All contributions are 100% tax deductible and Two Wheel View will send you a receipt for your donation.
If you have questions feel free to contact Liz and I at any time. I look forward to working with you to make this happen for our local teens!