KiwaniBike raises $7K for youth

The annual KiwaniBike event from the Blow Holes in East End to Smith Cove in South Sound on Feb. 28 raised nearly $7,000 for Kiwanis Key Club youths to attend an international convention.

The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman’s annual event drew close to 150 cyclists for the 20-mile ride.

Lemmie’s Trucking and Majestic Tours assisted on the morning, transporting cyclists and their bikes from the finish – where many left their cars – to the start point at the Blow Holes.

Chairwoman Monique Bush said, “We were pleased with the turnout at this year’s event and with the positive feedback received from cyclists. Thanks to sponsors and the diligent fundraising of many of our cyclists, the event raised close to $7K – which will go toward sending local youth from our five Key Clubs to International Convention.”

With pledges of $25 or more, cyclists received a T-shirt, refreshments and entry into a raffle prize draw. Pledges of $100 or more were entered to win a new bike from Uncle Bills. David Cooke raised the most, $439, and Claris Ruwende was the winner of the new bike.

“This event wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors and the enthusiasm of everyone participating – from our cyclists to volunteers. I want to say a big thank you to them – those new to the event and those who support us every year. Also to our sponsors Butterfield, Dart, Deutsche Bank, Walkers, Citco and BAF Insurance, thanks for their generosity,” Bush added.

Visit the club’s facebook page for event photos, or their website for more details on their programs and fundraisers.