On Tuesday, September 18th, St. Vincent de Paul Center
hosted a parade in honor of the launch of A Ride Somewhere Out of the
Country. We recently shared with you the story of Bill and Jeff Kunkel, a
father-son duo heading off on a cross-country bike ride. The pair
started their journey in San Diego, dipping their back tires into the
Pacific Ocean. Over the next two months, the pair will travel from California
to Florida, then upward to Hilton Head, South Carolina, dipping their front
tires into the Atlantic Ocean. So far the pair have raised over $30,000 for Marillac and St. Vincent's.
Children from the Early Childhood Development and
School-Age programs at St. Vincent's walked and rode around Oz Park as a show of
support and celebration for Bill and Jeff. We included pictures above.
invite to check back early and often to find updates about their extraordinary
adventure and their fundraising efforts. We will have regular updates from Jeff
and Bill, as well as stories about the classroom projects tied to A Ride
Somewhere Out of the Country. Jeff and Bill will be posting to Facebook and
Twitter, as well as answering questions and responding to comments left on the
blog. We encourage you to not only follow their journey, but also send positive
thoughts and prayers their way as they undertake this adventure.
would to read the blog entry from their first week, please click
about their visit with children at St. Vincent's last week, please click here.
would like to make a donation, please click