Howling Halloween Hundred: Update

Original text and stats provided by Amanda Duckworth, Community Relations Associate; published by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator

Howling Halloween Hundred

Good afternoon!  We wanted to give you a brief update on GCSS’ First Annual Howling Halloween Hundred cycling event.  It was a beautiful day for a bike ride in Gainesville; it was a low 45, high of 68 and not a cloud in the sky!  Below are a few pictures* from the event.  Here are some stats from the weekend:

Riders: 117 (93 forms)
Cities: 35 different cities represented
States: 3 (Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina)
Bike shops contacted: 66
E-mail blast: Approximately 7000
Flyer distribution: Approximately 15,000
New donors: 93
Sponsors: 15

We also want to thank the volunteers from GCSS that dedicated their beautiful Saturday morning and afternoon to the race.  The riders were very happy with the race, and the SAG stops expressed an interest in doing the ride again next year.

Thanks,

The Community Relations Department

Photos:
Get ready...
Next to Publix
Get set...
Go!
CEO Whitney Fuchs announcing at Fit2Tri

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About gcsscommunity

My name is Eric Pudalov, and I work as Community Events Coordinator with Georgia Community Support and Solutions, whose mission is to provide creative, life-enriching solutions to people with developmental disabilities and their families. I became interested in this field, however, due to having a disability myself; namely, I had brain surgery in 1996 at age 14, to remove a benign tumor. Following this, I had many difficulties with short-term memory, loss of strength, confusion, and emotional control. Fortunately, at present, I've recovered much of what I'd lost. Despite some setbacks, I graduated high school with honors, and received an academic scholarship to Adelphi Univ., where I earned a BA in Communications. Since then, I've held a number of different jobs and internships, among them a TA position at Sylvan Learning Center, and work as a "Service Leader" with Hands on Atlanta. Since living in GA, I've also been involved with two programs (including GCSS) that serve people with disabilities. My experience has included sharing apartments with adults with autism and other disorders. Though my so-called "limitations" may differ from those of others in the program, these experiences have helped me to realize that people, overall, are capable of much more than we may at first perceive. Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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