The Vermont Foodbank proudly announced today that the 14th annual Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group raised $194,435, the most ever raised by this event in a single year. Since its inception, the Harpoon Point to Point has raised more than $1 million to support the Foodbank’s mission of ensuring no one in Vermont goes hungry.
“We are beyond grateful to the riders, sponsor and volunteers who make this event possible,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “Harpoon, the Point Radio, and National Life Group are true leaders in the fight against hunger and we are fortunate to have their support year after year.”
“We are so grateful for the wonderful work that the Vermont Foodbank does and we are glad that we can support their mission in this way,” says Harpoon CEO and co-founder Dan Kenary. “We are in awe of what riders do to help the cause – fundraising and riding hundreds of miles! It’s great to be able to share a beer with everyone after a long day of riding and fighting hunger.”
“We are so humbled by the riders who spent hours and hours training and then lining up donors to support the Foodbank,” said National Life CEO Mehran Assadi. “We’re proud to be a part of this team that not only does so much good in our community, but also knows how to throw a great party.”
The Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group is a charity cycling event created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank. This year’s event brought together 800 riders who fundraised $194,435 and rode either 25, 50 or 100 in support of the Foodbank.
Next year’s event will be held Saturday, August 13, 2016. Learn more at www.harpoonpointtopoint.com.