TOBIN ORTENBLAD, a Santa Cruz local and silver medalist of the Junior 2012 US Cyclocross National Championships, as well as 5th overall in the Under 23 division of the 2012 USGP series, has once again been chosen to participate in the annual EuroCross Camp, this year as a U23 rider. The intent of the camp is to provide junior 17-18 and U23 riders who have participated well on the UCI sanctioned US national cyclocross circuit an opportunity to experience the gritty reality of European cross, ideally securing points at World Cup events in Belgium which would affect their placement on the starting grid at the 2013 World Championships held for the first time on US soil, in Louisville, KY.
The Campers are largely self funded, so to that end Surf City Cyclo-X is holding a raffle to help defray the cost of Tobin's trip, with a goal of raising $1000. Tickets are $5 ea, and are on sale online as well as at our final event this weekend on Sun Dec 16.
We currently have over $1000 of merchandise donated. To encourage ticket purchases we're using a tiered approach. The basic raffle consists of:
As we hit $500, we'll throw in another Cal Giant jersey, another Sheila Moon gift certificate, and a CytoSport Prize Pack ($150). Above $750 we'll add yet another Sheila Moon certificate and a pair of Giro Privateer or Manta shoes ($150), and if we exceed our goal of $1000, John Brown of Family Cycling Center will throw down a Specialized S-works Helmet ($200)
We've raised $145 so far, so buy early and often! The list should continue to grow as we near the drawing date. For those who have raced any of the three 2012 SCCX races this season and have bought a raffle ticket, we'll have an additional drawing to win a Surf City Cyclocross 2013 Series Pass ($105)
Update: Thanks to the many donations and ticket sales at our final event on 12/16, we've exceeded our goal of $1000. The current raffle inventory is:
Winners will be notified via email with specific details on how to redeem their prizes. All proceeds go directly to Tobin. Surf City Cyclo-X doesn't benefit from this fundraiser in any way, we're just happy to do the heavy lifting.
The raffle closes December 21st at 6pm PST (9pm EST) and we will pick the winners on December 22nd, the day before Tobin and the rest of the Campers take on the world's best at their opening event, the World Cup race in Namur, Belgium. Raffle tickets can be bought and donations made online.