Faculty Member John Story Uses Sabbatical for Good Cause
Innovative Dr. John Story, associate professor of Marketing in Cameron School of Business, recently used his creativity and built a virtual bike ride for the Lions Club in Columbus, Texas, to raise money for charities. Typically the club has an in-person ride each year, but could not hold it last year or this year because of the COVID pandemic.
Ride with Us for Pandemic Peddlemania: Virtual Bike Ride for Charity
Ride with us for Pandemic Peddlemania: A Virtual Bike Ride for Charity was launched with 100 percent of the proceeds supporting charities including Habitat for Humanity, The Boys and Girls Club, Meals on Wheels and other Lions Club partners.
John Story Invites You to Participate in the Virtual Ride
“I volunteered my time while on sabbatical from the University of St. Thomas to build a virtual ride for them where you could ride from anywhere – indoors, outdoors, alone, with friends, or even with your pet,” Story said. “I encourage UST faculty, staff and students to ride with the Columbus community while supporting a good cause.”
To participate, register from April 10-May 15 and ride any distance you want – 1 mile, 10 miles, 100 miles, or further. Also, ride any time you want before June 15. Don’t forget to share a photo from your ride with the Lions Club. All adults and kids will receive an event T-shirt and pets will get a Peddlemania bandana. Cost is $24.50 for adults; $14.50 for kids; and $12.50 for pets.
For more details and registration, visit www.peddlemania.com. For inquiries, contact ColumbusTXLions@gmail.com.