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February 8/12 9:13 am - eRace Cancer Cycling Team & Club Announces 2012 Squad


Posted by Editoress on 02/8/12
 

Lori and Peter Kofman are pleased to announce the creation of a new Ontario-based Masters cycling racing team and club. The team has been established to utilize racing as a catalyst for raising funds for cancer research.

“We started eRace Cancer cycling team in response to my fathers’ death from cancer last year” says Peter. “It quickly hatched into an initiative that attracted like-minded racers, cyclists and sponsors. We are all interested in using our resources and racing energies to help raise money and awareness for this cause.”

The team consists of road, mountain and cyclo-cross racers who will race throughout the season at local, provincial, national and international events. The team includes and is represented by supporters, survivors and athletes, all of whom took up the charge because in one way or another cancer has touched them.

eRace Cancer has an impressive slate of founding sponsors that are supporting the team and have to date, donated over $40,000 in support of the Princess Margaret Hospital. In addition to corporate donations, the key fund raising concept of the team will be that every team member will raise funds from their individual sponsors for races completed and podiums received.

The team currently consists of 25 members with a goal to raise $100,000 by year’s end. The team plans to collectively race in over 100 races in the 2012 season. In addition to the founding funding partners, the team has attracted notable associate service providers who are stepping up to support the team in its mission throughout the racing season.

For additional information, contact: Peter Kofman (pkofman@rogers.com) or Lori Kofman (lskofman@rogers.com).

Roster

Alex Sanna - Club

Brad Hunter - Road M2 MTB Master X Cyclo-cross M2

David Conroy - Club

David Viney - Road Master D

Dennis Giobbe - Road M2

Elliott Horwitz - Road M3

Gavin Brown - Road M1

Ian Merman - Road M3 Cyclo-cross M3

Jon Safka - Road M3 Cyclo-cross M3

Kieran Maxwell - Road M1

Killian Cummings - Road M3

Lori Kofman - Road Sr2 MTB Master X Cyclo-cross Master W

Marc Sullivan - Cyclo-cross M3

Mauro Rizzardo - Road M2 Cyclo-cross M2

Mike Viel - Road M2

Mike Ybanez - Road M1

Peter Kofman - Road M1 MTB Master +50 Cyclo-cross M2

Pierro Zanetti - Road M1

Rachael Mirvish - Road Master MTB Master X Cyclo-cross Master W

Robert Massicotte - Road M3 Cyclo-cross M3

Shannon Ford Smith - Club

Stephen Chester - Road M3 Cyclo-cross M3

Steve Smith - Road M1

Tom Vilano - Road M1

Vito Barbera - Road M1

FOUNDING MEMBERS: Projectcore Inc., Greenwin Developments, Mirvish Productions, Pelican Woodcliff Inc., Sax Family, Ferraro 502, M Partners, Duff and Phelps, MCR Insurance, Emery Homes, Fudge Cycle, The Kofman-Pickard Research Foundation.

Associate Service Providers/SPONSORS: SRS Soigneur Race Services, LaPierre Toronto, Midweek Club Toronto, Coachchris.ca, Chico Racing, 3 Rox Racing, CyclingPhotos.ca, Race Clean Own Your Victory, Shannon Ford-Smith RMT.

 


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