Guest Article by Michael Nickey, Rotary Club of Paris United
Members of the Rotary Club of Paris United raised funds for Tailored Rides as part of the recent Tour de Paris bicycle rally – “Rotary Rides for Tailored Rides.” Several members of the Paris United club accepted a challenge from a club member who participated in the Tour to raise funds for Tailored Rides Equine Assisted Therapy (TREAT). They pledged or donated an amount for each mile ridden in the Tour. Member, Michael Nickey, pictured with Taylor Sandoval, Director of Tailored Rides, completed the 35-mile route, resulting in raising over $750 from the Rotary club members for Tailored Rides. The Rotary Club of Paris United leads and supports several community service projects and organizations throughout the year. Tailored Rides is a local non-profit organization. Their goal provides a safe and welcoming environment for each member of the community to enhance their quality of life. They do so through interaction with horses and nature in a positive, relaxing, and nurturing environment. For more information on both organizations see their websites: www.parisrotaryclub.com and www.tailoredrides.org
Several other members of the Rotary Club of Paris United, and numerous other organizations and individuals volunteered significant time again this year. They had various roles and activities in preparation for the ride to ensure the success of the Tour de Paris and safety of the riders – Thanks to All.