Dear RD Coffee Family,
I cannot express enough gratitude for your support of this growing business. It has been a privilege to be able to share my passion for coffee with all of you and I want to thank you for playing such an important role in making this venture possible.
Because of your dedicated support of RD Coffee, I am excited to also include you as part of the extended family at the Ryan Dungey Foundation. Giving back has always been at the core of who I am, both as a racer and as a human being. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to help improve the lives of others throughout my career, but I always aspired to do more. Now, that opportunity has arrived and I’m hopeful that you’ll want to join me in this journey.
The Ryan Dungey Foundation was established to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a world renowned pediatric treatment and research facility focused on catastrophic diseases in children, and All Kids Bike, a national movement to place Kindergarten PE Learn-to-Ride programs into public schools across the country, for free. Each of these organizations represent two things that are very important to me–helping kids in need and being on two wheels–and they serve as the centerpiece of the foundation’s commitment to creating opportunities for the next generation of children.
To commemorate the launch of the Ryan Dungey Foundation we have recently announced our first fundraising event, Opportunity Awaits. This ride day for everyone will take place on Saturday, September 18, from Southern California’s Fox Raceway, and we wanted to send a special note to all of you to see if you want to get involved.
For those of you that may want to attend, you and anyone else you might want to bring will have an opportunity to be a part of something special as event partners KTM, STACYC, and Strider will each provide access for young newcomers and budding riders to enjoy the thrill of two wheels on specially-designed courses. Additionally, more experienced riders who bring their own motorcycles will be able to spin laps on Fox Raceway’s sprawling full size track layout. Even for those who may not come to ride, there will be something for everyone to enjoy on a day that celebrates our communal passion for two wheels. Of course, I will be there to personally thank everyone in attendance for their support and I’ll be strapping on a helmet as well for a long overdue return to the track!
We understand that many of you may want to attend, but are simply unable to for any number of reasons. While your presence will certainly be missed, we still welcome your participation from afar! You can lend your support to the cause by contributing a donation to the event. All proceeds from Opportunity Awaits will go directly to the continued fight against childhood cancer and the mission to introduce kids to an active, healthy lifestyle.
Registration for Opportunity Awaits is OPEN NOW so please don’t hesitate to be a part of my journey to pay it forward! Your support is invaluable to our ability to allow children to show us what they're capable of by giving them the opportunity to succeed.