Hi! My name is Patrick Berkebile and I will be leading the Resistors Bicylcing Club in the 2017 annual Tour Du Rouge May 7-12, 2017. This is a 537 mile bicycle ride from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA to support The Arc of Greater Houston. I am super excited to be participating in this charity ride and helping achieve The Arc's mission to advocate on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
A little bit about The Arc
The Arc is a nationwide non-profit organization formed in 1950 to advocate for the inclusion of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in all aspects of society. The Arc operates at the national, state, and local levels. The Arc works in collaboration with other agencies and organizations to facilitate the development of a wide array of options available to individuals and their families in our community.
The Arc is a member-based organization that relies on membership and program fees, contributions from corporations, foundations, individuals, and contracts to implement and expand our programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
The Arc has been instrumental in the creation of virtually every program service, right and benefit available to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities across the United States.
* * * * *
A little bit about our Team
We have yet to name our team, pick out colors, or logos…however, we have team members
1. Sarah Samuels
3. Nathan Berkebile
4. Michael Sikes
5. Phil Rodriguez
We will be working hard to meet and far exceed our individual goals of $2,500 in fundraising each.
The Arc is an important fixture in all of our communities nationwide and that is why we are riding in the Tour du Rouge! We have each pledged to raise at least $2,500 to support the great work of The Arc. My personal goal is significantly greater than that! I need your help to meet and exceed my goal.
Please join me and the many other riders in supporting The Arc by making a much-needed donation to my personal fund raising efforts. Your gift will support The Arc in meeting the many needs of our communities. On behalf of The Arc - thank you for your generosity.
PS – Your donation is tax deductible!