Ride-a-Bike raised more than $30,000 for ADEC
Posted: 06/18/2013 at 3:00 pm
By: Truth Staff
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Don Wade and Jimmy Grove of team Fabric Services signal No. 1 at the starting line of the 41st annual ADEC Ride-A-Bike, which got underway at Concord High School on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard)
The 41st annual ADEC Ride-A-Bike gets underway at Concord High School on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard)
Nickel was among 250 bike riders who saddled up in May to raise more than $30,000 in pledges, donations and sponsorships for ADEC, one of Elkhart County’s largest non-profit organizations. Money raised at the annual event benefits programs and services for children, adults and families living with disabilities.
Nickel, who started a team called “Keeping the Faith,” raised more than $3,000 for ADEC. He shared the spotlight at the organization’s awards luncheon Friday, June 14, with top youth fundraiser Jonathan Riblet of Elkhart and Kenneth Lingofelter of Bristol, who raised $1,000 and received the Bradley S. Vite Award for dedicated volunteerism. Cleo Kirkton of Middlebury finished second in the youth category, and Lexi Tucker of Goshen came in third.
More than 20 other Ride-a-Bike participants earned restaurant gift cards by raising pledges of $250 or more for ADEC.