|Eddie B. How much $ does this guy need?||ColnagoFE|
Nov 6, 2003 1:25 PM
|from Roadbikerider newsletter--How much $ does this guy need to rebuild his house? Did he have that little insurance? I mean I feel really sorry for him losing all his trophies and mementos, but you can't buy them back. I could see it if the $ went into some general fund for victims of the fire, but it says Eddie is getting all the cash.
Every dollar counts, too. More than 250 people have donated
to the Eddie B Recovery Fund, established after the Southern
California fires destroyed his home on October 27.
New fund-raising methods are springing up. They'll give
you a chance to receive something besides a warm feeling
for helping Eddie Borysewicz, the coach who led American
cycling's rise to unprecedented international success in the
late 1970s and '80s.
Companies, teams and individual riders are coming forward
with items to sell or auction. Speedplay pedals, a Reynolds
carbon fork and other goods will be raffled at the San Diego
Velodrome's swap meet this Sunday.
"We have we received a great response from Greg LeMond,"
says Kathleen Clinton, a cyclist who is spearheading the
fund drive. "Not only has Greg committed to providing us with
some killer product to auction off, he is also considering
having a camp."
That will be announced as soon as it comes together. So will
a web-based auction of things like jerseys signed by Greg,
Tyler Hamilton and members of the U.S. Postal Service team.
All money generated is going directly to Eddie B, 64, who
saw the fire take not only his home but his lifetime collection
of cycling awards, medals, trophies and photos.
A number of RBR roadies have stepped up with us to send
checks for $100. If you can't spare that much, please do
whatever you can. It is needed and will be appreciated.
Click www.clintonphoto.com/subjects/ebfire/index.htm to see
20 photos of Eddie B's devastated home and find donation
information. Keep checking for announcements of auctions
|what the heck?!? didn't he have any INSURANCE???(nm)||bicycle268|
Nov 6, 2003 6:43 PM
|what's the problem...||desmo|
Nov 6, 2003 6:56 PM
|cyclists want to help a guy who's done a lot for U.S. cycling. he's a tough man, and I'm sure if he did have enough insurance to cover his losses he would not be accepting charity.|| |