Signed Garmin Jersey Auction Benefits Just Go Harder Foundation
Time is running out to bid on a one-of-a-kind piece of cycling memorabilia that will raise money for pro cyclists Ian MacGregor and Timmy Duggan's "Just Go Harder Foundation" that supports youth mentoring and participation.
An official Garmin pro-issue jersey featuring the signatures of racers on the 2008 roster of Team Garmin-Chipotle presented by H30 is up for bid on eBay. In addition to Christian Vande Velde's fourth-place finish at the Tour de France, Garmin won the team time trial at the Giro d'Italia and Vande Velde donned the pink jersey.
One-hundred percent of the profits from the jersey auction go to the Just Go Harder Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization that relies on fundraising and donations to offset the costs of sport and mentorship program fees. MacGregor and Duggan launched the foundation in 2007 to help deserving young adults enrich their lives through mentorship and participation in cycling and skiing.
"Timmy and I both realize how much the opportunity to ski and race our bikes – as well as the influence of mentors and coaches – shaped our lives," MacGregor said. "It wasn’t the free skis or cross-country trips to races that made a difference. Rather, it was the opportunity to enjoy the satisfaction of competing in the sport and being around mentors who genuinely cared."
Bids are being accepted at: http://tinyurl.com/8byj9o. The auction closes the night of Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. More information on bidding and shipping costs is available on the eBay page.