Monrovia School Board Member and former Mayor of Monrovia Rob Hammond raised funds, awareness and PTA pride for Monrovia Council PTA (First District) by riding his bike across the country.
On April 1, Hammond started in San Diego, California and cycled more than 3,000 miles to end up in St. Augustine, Florida after only six weeks.
“When I tell people about this adventure, there are two main responses. First is usually, “Are you crazy?” The second is, “What are you going to raise money for?” The first answer is easy. No, I am not crazy. The answer to the second question is, “I ride for you.” I wanted to raise money and awareness for the PTAs in our community, as well as promote other educational non-profit groups in our town,” said Hammond.
Hammond tracked his ride from west coast to east coast on his website, irideforyou.com, along with the ever-increasing amount of donations in the “Jar of Generosity”. The jar is currently full of almost $5,000, which he has received from community members, businesses and even donors in other states. The funds he raises will go to directly PTAs in the Monrovia Unified School District.
“[This] is my way of raising money for the PTA and giving back to our community, which has given me so much. I know everyone would like to be able to help make our PTAs stronger and bolster other groups that work very hard to make the lives of people in our community better,” said Hammond.
The Monrovia Council PTA is made up of 8 units. These PTA units help support the school district by fundraising and organizing many events, including field trips, science nights, technology advancements, field day activities, family movies nights and much more.
View highlights from Rob Hammond’s trip from sea to shining sea and support his mission at irideforyou.com.