Our philosophy at Centurion Cycling is to encourage the growth of cycling, promote healthy lifestyle choices in our communities and among our competitors, and to give back through our Charity Partner Program and Centurion Cycling Foundation.
2012 CHARITY PARTNERS
The following organizations are partnering with Centurion Cycling at Centurion Canada in 2012. Please click the logo below to register to join one of the Charity Teams or to support them directly through a donation.
HEART & STROKE
CHARITY PARTNER PROGRAM
At Centurion Cycling, we seek to align ourselves with large and small non-profit organizations in search of an unique platform in which to increase awareness of their efforts and raise much needed funds. Through this partnership, organizations can focus their energies on building awareness, increasing team participation and raising more funds while leaving the event planning and execution to Centurion Cycling.
In 2012, Centurion Cycling Charity Partners raised a combined total of $500,000!
To view the list of 2012 Charity Partners, please click HERE.
For Charity Partners with 25 or more team members, Centurion Cycling will provide the following benefits:
- Online Fundraising Page (incorporated into our online registration system) to raise funds
- Hospitality tent in the Centurion Expo for the partner charity
- Starting corral for the Charity Team
- Time at the Expo podium to raise awareness of the charity partner and congratulate the team
- One free entry per 25 registered team members to use as the charity sees fit
For those organizations with more than 50 team members, Centurion Cycling will develop a customized partner program.
Centurion Cycling is also happy to help you develop specialized merchandise (customized jerseys) and arrange group lodging for your charity team.
CENTURION CYCLING FOUNDATION
We strongly believe in giving back and the Centurion Cycling Foundation (formerly the North America Sports Community Foundation) has allocated more than $1 million in grants to support a wide variety of charitable programs.
Since 2010, here is how the Centurion Cycling Foundation has supported our event communities.
- In Ontario, a partnership was established with the aim of encouraging Ontario’s young road racers and rewarding the riders who competed in many of the Youth Cup Road Races and achieved outstanding results. The U15 category was selected as a focus and at the Ontario Cycling Association’s Cycling Celebration awards banquet, U15 series champions Adam Jamieson and Farleigh Creswicke were presented with brand-new 2011 Cervelo road bikes to recognize their achievements this season and motivate them to continue to achieve great results.
- In Ontario, the Centurion Cycling Foundation made donations to the following groups in recognition of the volunteer efforts for Centurion Canada: Clearview Midget B, Harmony North Chorus, Jean Vanier High School, Gray Grannies, 1944 EME Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Stayner Minor Hockey Assn, Collingwood Clippers Swim Club, Clearview Ice Cats Midget B, Thornbury Clarksburg Rotary Club, Valley Out Reach.
- In Wisconsin, we partnered with DreamBikes the last two years to support their programs and to host community bikes drives in the week leading up to Centurion Wisconsin. Dream Bikes is a non-profit used bicycle store strategically placed in low-income troubled communities. Their goal is to make a real difference in the lives of the kids and their communities, by changing the world one kid and one bike at a time. In addition, the Centurion Cycling Foundation hosted a Charity Challenge donating money to the charity group with the fastest Time Trial time and to the charity group who raised the most money through their charity team.
- In Wisconsin, the following groups received donations from the Centurion Cycling Foundation for their volunteer support: Team Survivor, MHS Ski Team, Madison Area Outdoor Group, Oregon Band Boosters, Mad City Ski Team, Middleton Boy Scout Troop 87, Zion City Church, Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison FC U14 Soccer Club.
- In Colorado, we partnered with the Davis Phinney Foundation to donate five Cannondale tandem bikes to the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Neurological Restoration. The Center is nationally recognized for expertise in medical management and innovations in the surgical treatment of movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor or dystonia). In addition, the Centurion Cycling Foundation made donations to the following groups in support of their volunteer efforts for Centurion Colorado: ProJect Yes, BHS Lacrosse Team, Lyons Youth Softball Assoc/ LYBSA, Lyons Community Foundation, Lyons High School Band, Volunteer Connection, Boulder Bison Junior Hockey Team.