Tour des Trees
Here’s to a successful 2016 STIHL Tour des Trees!
96 riders and our support team shared the TREE Fund mission with people all across the Piedmont of North and South Carolina, planted 17 trees, and distributed over 600 books about trees to local schoolchildren. Rider fundraising is currently over $385,000 – a historic high – and 100% of this amount will go to research, education or community engagement grants or endowed funds, as all Tour expenses were defrayed by TREE Fund Partners. Many thanks to our riders, support crew, fundraisers, donors, volunteers, Tour Director Paul Wood, TREE Fund Partners, host Southern Chapter ISA, and the wonderful communities throughout the Carolinas for helping make the 2016 ride a success.
Congratulations to our top five Tour fundraisers in 2016:
- Dick Rideout: $14,846
- Frazer Pehmoeller: $12,625
- Jim Edson: $7,795
- Randy Miller: $7,600
- Steve Geist: $6,520
Kudos to Team Bartlett, our #1 fundraising team! Led by captain Frazer Pehmoeller, Team Bartlett raised a whopping $65,059 for the TREE Fund. Running neck-in-neck with Bartlett the entire time was Team Ohio; they brought in an incredible $62,254. Thank you very much to both! The Tour fundraising campaign continues through December 31, 2016.