Teen brothers to ride Point-to-Point 100 miles for Vermont Foodbank

To the Editor:

The McAuliffe brothers, Jonathan, 17, and Justin, 19, of Shelburne, are teaming up to help fight hunger in Vermont. How? By riding their first century bike ride during the annual Point to Point fundraiser for the Vermont Foodbank. Jonathan’s 100-mile ride is also his Champlain Valley Union High School Grad Challenge project.

How can you help Jonathan and Justin fight hunger, you ask? Are Jonathan and Justin looking to form a hunger prevention peloton? Do you have to ride 100 miles with them? But what if you don’t like cycling? What if your chain is rusted or tires are flat? What if your only bike is your kid’s from when he was five and your knees hit your chin when you pedal?

You do not need to ride but can contribute. There are so many worthy charities vying for your hard-earned coveted capital. We hope you choose to contribute some to the Vermont Foodbank through Jonathan’s and Justin’s fundraising. If you cannot contribute that’s okay, but please think of them on Aug. 11 as they take on this challenge.

The McAuliffe Brothers team (GCC, Grad Challenge Century) fundraising link is give.thepointtopoint.org/team/178939. Thank you so much.

Sean and Susan McAuliffe

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