Just Go Harder Foundation Announces Developing Rider Grant to Horizon Organic/Einstein Bros Cycling
Boulder, Colorado – December 6, 2013 – Horizon Organic/Einstein Bros Cycling is honored to announce it is the recipient of a $500 grant from the Just Go Harder Foundation. This donation will be put towards the team’s mission of developing collegiate age racers into the future of American pro cycling.
Founded by now retired pro cyclists, Timothy Duggan and Ian MacGregor, the overarching goal of the Just Go Harder Foundation (JGHF) is to get kids involved in the sport of cycling and skiing by providing monetary scholarships and access to sporting mentors. The JGHF believes the lessons learned through athletics transcends the realm of any particular sport and teaches these young individuals valuable life lessons that will shape their character for years to come. JGHF has been consistently working with GS CIAO Cycling (home of Horizon Organic/Einstein Bros) team since 2011.
“Like the JGHF, our team is committed to giving our riders the opportunity to translate their ambition and sporting dreams into reality.” says Nick Traggis, Director for Horizon Organic/Einstein Bros Cycling. “I actually raced against Timmy and Ian when they were just espoir (U23) riders coming up through the ranks, and I feel their accomplishments in and outside the sport make them perfect role models for our riders.”
Timmy Duggan adds, "The U23 time is a critical period where without the support to continue improving with great coaching, travel, and training; it can become harder than ever to make the leap to the professional ranks. Ian and I were in the exact same situation when we started our careers, and having proper support at that age was critical to our success. The Just Go Harder Foundation is proud to give a final "push" to the next generation of young riders to help them reach their dreams!"
To learn more about the team, visit their website at http://horizonpanachecycling.com/, follow them via twitter @horizonpanache or on Facebook.
To learn more about the Just Go Harder Foundation or to donate, you can visit their website, http://justgoharder.com/.