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Black Friday Ride
Goal Increased Due to Overwhelming Support!
Dear Friends & Family,

It is with great pride and a sense of accomplishment that I write this letter to tell you about my “Black Friday Ride.”

In preparation, I rode over 283 miles over a 10 week period to train. The outpouring of support was so great over that period that I raised my fundraising goal from $10,000 to $23,000 which I am happy to say I exceeded.

During the actual ride, as I approached mile 25 I felt really strong. I passed 26.2 miles in 2 hours and 46 minutes. I felt so good, I just kept pedaling. It was as if God was helping me along the way. When it was over I had ridden a full marathon (26.2 miles), a half marathon (13.1 miles) and a little extra to round things off at 40 miles which I completed in 4 hours and 26 minutes…NON-STOP!

It felt so good to contribute on my own to help the A-T Children’s Project. I want to thank everyone for your support, donations, kind words and prayers. It truly lifted me up. “Maybe” I will think about doing this again next year.

Many thanks to everyone.


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My Sponsors
Oracle Matching Gifts Program 3/24/2014
Patrick M. 2/7/2014
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation 2/3/2014
Alliance Data 1/21/2014
Angie J. 1/13/2014
David S. 1/6/2014
Edward C. 1/2/2014
Robert M. 12/31/2013
Matthew M. 12/30/2013
Kimberly E. 12/30/2013
Richard H. 12/26/2013
Donald J. 12/26/2013 Congratulations Jeff, you are a true inspiration.
Charles V. 12/20/2013
Robert B. 12/13/2013
The Churchill Group 12/11/2013
Floyd B. 12/9/2013
Advantage Partners, Inc. 12/6/2013
Douglas G. 12/6/2013
Frank K. 12/4/2013
Greg J. 12/3/2013 Proud beyond words of Jeff and his accomplishment!
Karen T. 12/2/2013
Craig M. 12/2/2013
Rob and Charis L. 12/1/2013 We are so proud of you Jeff!!
Nicholas L. 12/1/2013
Timothy R. 11/29/2013 Jeff, we admire your determination and wish you good luck on your ride. God Bless you and your family! The Ristoff's
Julia G. 11/29/2013
Keiko M. 11/29/2013 Good luck!!!
Eli B. 11/29/2013 An extra 5 miles?! Keep up the good work Jeff!
David G. 11/29/2013 Way to go, Jeff! You are an inspiration to me and many others.
Camilla M. 11/28/2013
Mark E. 11/28/2013 26.2 miles is huge. Your commitment inspires us!
Silas K. 11/28/2013 Lets go Jeff!!!
Daniel W. 11/28/2013
Robert S. 11/27/2013 Way to go Jeff!
Gregg V. 11/27/2013 We'll be thinking of you as you ride!! Way to go Jeff!!
Christopher S. 11/27/2013 You the man Jeff!
Sheila S. 11/27/2013 Gooooo Jeff! We know you can do it!
Love the Shea's

Ps Come see me(devin shea) next time your in California!!!!!
Andrew T. 11/26/2013
Mateen E. 11/26/2013
Ed M. 11/25/2013 What a great effort.
James S. 11/25/2013
Scott M. 11/25/2013
Maureen M. 11/25/2013
Mike K. 11/24/2013 Go Jeff!!!
Nick J. 11/24/2013 Can't wait to cheer you on, Jeff!
Kathryn E. 11/23/2013 Jeff,

You should be so proud of your goals and accomplishments!!!
Carey H. 11/22/2013 It is an honor to know you Jeff and I will be with you in spirit on your "Black Friday Ride." You are an inspiration! Carey Hinchey
Richard N. 11/21/2013
Dick V. 11/21/2013
Susan S. 11/21/2013 Go Jiggy!
Kimberly R. 11/21/2013 So proud of you, Jeff! You are a true inspiration. I love you! Love, the Mermaid
William B. 11/21/2013
Sean B. 11/20/2013 Go Jeff!
Steve B. 11/20/2013 Jeff, you are an inspiration to everyone in the Bowlware family.
Peter N. 11/19/2013
Douglas K. 11/18/2013
David T. 11/18/2013 Our best wishes to you Jeff!
David and Janet Tomczek
Robert S. 11/18/2013 GO JEFF! We are in awe of you and will be thinking of you on the 29th. Love, Bob and Judy Swanson and Family (GO BEARS!)
Michael K. 11/18/2013 Go for it, Jeff!! You continue to inspire so many of us....I may have to dust of the marathon shoes again to keep up with you!
Paula C. 11/18/2013 You inspire me every week Jeff! So proud of you for doing this marathon! Love, Paula C.
Charley and Nancy H. 11/18/2013 Matt Peoplis told us about your "ride!" We have met you a few times while visiting in Milwaukee. You impresses us then and even more now, Jeff! We will keep a watch on your progress! We are sending you our good wishes and positive energy! Take care!
Philip P. 11/18/2013
Ryan W. 11/18/2013 Jeff I'm so proud of you!!! Congradulations on this amazing acomplishment! The puppies and I wish we could be the to see you finish. Best of luck!!!
Anonymous 11/17/2013 Awesome!
Jim B. 11/17/2013 So proud of you, Jeff!
Michael F. 11/17/2013 Greatness is made of determination and heart. You have both!
Jennifer F. 11/17/2013 Awesome job Jeff!
Richard T. 11/17/2013 Jeff, you are an inspiration to us all. I am glad to know you and your family. Love you, brother.
Heidi A. 11/16/2013 Keep up the good work Jeff!!!!
Heidi and Ross
Rick M. 11/16/2013
Joanna G. 11/16/2013 We love you Jeff, your an inspiration for us all and keep up the good work.
Maria L. 11/16/2013 Way to go Jeff! Your friend, Michael Lemcke
Central Liquor Company 11/15/2013
Michael F. 11/15/2013
Matt P. 11/14/2013 Way to go Jeff! We're so proud of you doing this!
Gregory C. 11/14/2013 Go Jeff! Heather and family.
Scott C. 11/13/2013 This is a huge inspiration for all. We will be cheering you on all the way!
Abbott Laboratories Employee Giving Campaign 11/12/2013
Irene P. 11/12/2013 I will be cheering you on during your Black Friday Ride!
Carlynn N. 11/12/2013 What a privilege to be able to donate to you and your amazing effort.
Amy L. 11/12/2013
Michael M. 11/12/2013
George S. 11/12/2013
The Millard Group, Inc. 11/12/2013
Jo-Beth A. 11/11/2013
Peter C. 11/11/2013
Andrew G. 11/11/2013
Mark K. 11/10/2013
Becki L. 11/9/2013 Go Jeff!!
Richard F. 11/9/2013
Marie G. 11/9/2013 Wish I could give more, Jeff! Good luck on your Marathon!
Sher F. 11/8/2013 Ride/Rock on, Buddy!!! You continue to inspire me!
Norman R. 11/8/2013 Ride like the Wind, Jeff. We know you will meet your goals. The Rifkind Family.
David W. 11/8/2013
Garrett G. 11/8/2013
Cooper Industries Matching Gift Program 11/8/2013
Robert B. 11/7/2013
James H. 11/7/2013
Steve C. 11/7/2013 We are so proud of you, Jeff!!!
Alexandra L. 11/6/2013 Go Jeff!
Christian K. 11/6/2013
Robert D. 11/6/2013
Rhonda K. 11/6/2013
David P. 11/5/2013
Karen T. 11/4/2013
David V. 11/4/2013
David B. 11/4/2013
Mohit U. 11/4/2013 Awesome Effort Jeff !
James C. 11/4/2013 Good Luck to you Jeff !!
James S. 11/3/2013 Excellent! I look forward to following your progress during the event.
Francis J. 11/3/2013
Lisa R. 11/3/2013 You are an incredible inspiration Jeff!!
Phillip Z. 11/3/2013 Way to go, Jeff!!!
Kristina P. 11/2/2013 Go Jeff! What an amazing thing you re doing. We'll be rooting for you and tracking your progress on Facebook. Kris & Tony Peters
Diana M. 11/2/2013 Great Idea!!! Proud of you for doing this!!! You are an inspiration!!!
Jack J. 11/2/2013 We will be thinking of you !
Richard G. 11/2/2013 Go for it, Jeff! We'd love to see a "personal best" from you!
Craig C. 11/1/2013
Drew K. 11/1/2013 Jeff-What a great challenge for you and a great way to raise money for AT. You are inspirational!
Brad M. 11/1/2013 Jeff, what a huge challenge you are taking on. We'll be rooting for you every turn of the pedals.
Justin and Krista L. 11/1/2013 GO JEFF! WE LOVE YOU!
Jennifer M. 10/31/2013 Jeff, you're such an amazing person and friend. This is awesome!
Mark C. 10/31/2013 Good luck Jeff; you are a true inspiration to all
Edward S. 10/30/2013 What an amazing commitment and so proud of you. We'll be cheering you on from across the pond.
Tracy M. 10/30/2013 Way to go Jeff
John K. 10/30/2013
Vance H. 10/30/2013 So so proud of you Jeff!!
Lane Financial Strategies 10/29/2013 Jeff, I am so proud of you for your determination and your positive outlook. We are honored to support you!
Gary W. 10/29/2013 happy to help
Anonymous 10/29/2013
Don S. 10/29/2013 Jeff, this is so cool! Best of luck!
the strumillos
William P. 10/29/2013 Go Jeff Go. We are cheering you on at this end.
Michael V. 10/28/2013
Ron B. 10/28/2013 Black Friday Ride
Gregory G. 10/28/2013 Jeff:
God Speed!
Greg and Deb Gyllstrom
Elizabeth H. 10/28/2013 God bless Friend!
Gale M. 10/28/2013 Good luck!!...Knock their socks off Jeff!!
April J. 10/28/2013 I am so proud and you, Jeff! I love you so much and can't wait to come and cheer you on!
Karen S. 10/28/2013 Way to go Jeff - you continue to be an inspiration to so many!
Elizabeth C. 10/28/2013 Pedal to the metal!! proud of you Jeff!!
Comment Board
11/26/2013Jiggy! I'm so proud of you man. This is such a great idea and I am thrilled how successful it has been and that you were able to get on the news. I'm pumped for this friday and for you to fulfill your goal. You're a stud and I'm a better man cause of it.Andrew Thornton
11/25/2013You are an inspiration! Go Jeff!Jim & Donna
11/19/2013Way to go neighbor! Proud!Bethany Barlow & Peter Nguyen
11/18/2013From the Netherlands; I wish you all the best! Thank you for what you do for 'us'!Rianne Kranendonk
11/17/2013Soooo very proud of you, Jeff!! Way to go!! We love you!Nancy, Jim and Sophie Bergman
11/12/2013Will be on vacation but can't think of a better "Black Friday" than knowing you will be raising so much money with a phenomenal effort for a wonderful cause.CarLynn Negele
11/12/2013You are amazing, Jeff! We will be cheering you on from Iowa, where we'll be for Thanksgiving this year! Sending best wishes and love, Dick and Ellie
11/11/2013Best of luck to you Jeff....We will be cheering you on long distance. You are a true inspiration!! Steve and Jo-Beth Afflerbach
11/1/2013Jeff, you rock! God bless your efforts. Know you are so loved & supported!Marge
10/29/2013You define inspiration and determination! Keep going!TEAM JARED
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