On Sunday, May 2nd, twenty-five Team/Interactive cyclists kicked off the Spring season by cruising 40 miles of scenic and car-free streets of NYC at the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. The tour took over 32,000 cyclists from lower Manhattan through Central Park, Harlem, and the Bronx before heading south on the FDR and crossing into Queens and Brooklyn, riding on a traffic-free (for once!) Brooklyn-Queens-Expressway. The race culminates with a ride across the Verrazano bridge into a huge finisher festival on Staten Island.
The charity start and breakfast was filled with excitement and anticipation. While fueling up for the ride, our team took selfies, group pics, and even met both Hulk Hogan and Ninja Turtle, Raphael!
Decked out in official C/I cycling jerseys, made possible by a generous Pubmatic sponsorship, riders called attention to C/I’s mission to provide quality computer science education to NYC’s most underserved High School students. Our team goal to raise $18,750 will allow provide students with over 450 hours of code school, that’s a lot of learning! Donation to help us meet our goal can be made here.
Led by Kirk McDonald, President of Pubmatic and C/I Board Chairman, our team has inched closer to our fundraising goal. His team of riders generously contributed 250 hours of code to our students and hosted our race kick-off event. Team/Interactive would like to take this opportunity to thank Kirk and his Pubmatic staff for their generosity and dedication to C/I programs.
In addition to their generous fundraising contribution, Pubmatic also attracted high profile movers and shakers including Vikram Somaya of the Weather Company, David Hild of ESPN, and Yale Cohen of ZenithOptimedia. C/I would like to send a special THANK YOU to these riders for taking time from their often busy schedules to ride in support of C/I students. We are truly grateful for your show of support!
HUGE shout out to Ms. Mary Pryor! Team/Interactive and C/I Programs is so grateful for your support and commitment to #DiversityinTech. Thank you so much for being one of our greatest advocates. It is always a pleasure to have your energy and enthusiasm at C/I events!
Rider and avid C/I supporter, Ray Collins, led C/I athletes to the finish line and took some great photos along the course using his Google Glass. His motivation as a C/I volunteer is the students. By giving back to C/I through fundraising and participation, students can receive immediate academic advantages and support to last a life time. It is evident that philanthropy is a core value for Ray and we are very grateful to have him on our team. Support for Ray’s Five Boro fundraise can be made here.
Team/Interactive athletes play a vital role in the success of C/I programs. Our athletes not only raise funds to equip our students with the resources they need to be successful, our athletes also provide C/I with a greater exposure to ensure programmatic success. C/I students are inspired by the athletic feats of our charity riders and are grateful for the time, dedication, courage, and compassion shown by each and every Team/Interactive participant.
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