The JCC of Louisville raised more than $700 for the Special Olympics and the JCC during the first Cycle for Good. The event’s success is thanks mainly to Tara Stone, who cycled for 4 hours and 45 minutes in a row!
“I started spinning more than 10 years ago. I wanted to ride for the whole event to show our members how far they can push themselves if they want to,” said Stone.
In addition to raising money, the building was decorated with informational factoids about Special Olympics and the athletes they help.
Louisville’s efforts were part of a national effort started by the Jewish Community Centers Association. In Louisville, 19 participants paid or were sponsored for $25 an hour on the bike. Plans are in the works to duplicate the event next year.