Updated: Jul 20
Registration is now open for this year's Team Rowland Road Series - October 6th and 7th. Team Rowland hosts a bike ride and golf scramble every year to eradicate Parkinson's.
Team Rowland began in Greenville, SC at the Tour de Fox Blue Ridge benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). They are a group of over 150+ riders, 50 volunteers, and 1000+ donors with one clear goal: Eradicate Parkinson's disease from the face of the planet. In the six years since, they have ridden thousands of miles and raised over One Million Dollars for MJFF. Team Rowland also gives to the Parkinson Association of Alabama. The goal is to put money into the hands of scientists who are researching a cure for Parkinson's disease and organizations helping to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's disease. 100% of all sponsorship dollars go directly to Parkinson's research programs.
FRIDAY'S GOLF TOURNAMENT-REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
This year, a golf tournament will take place on Friday, October 6th at Oak Mountain State Park (200 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL 35124) You can register your team to play golf at https://www.teamrowland.org/par-fore-parkinson-s This 4-player scramble will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. You can choose your own team or be placed with a team. The cost per player is $125. Corporate and hole sponsorships are available. The event includes breakfast and lunch followed by an awards ceremony. For questions, contact Katie Rowland Ellis at email@example.com or 1.205.531.9817.
SATURDAY'S ROAD SERIES - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
The Team Rowland Road Series event will take place on Saturday, October 7th, also at Oak Mountain State Park. You can choose to ride or walk as an individual or a team. You can also choose to create your own team or join a team. To register, go to the Team Rowland Page and click on the 2023 Ride Registration link: https://give.michaeljfox.org/event/2023-team-rowland-road-series/e428717
You can pick your challenge by choosing to ride or walk. For riders, choose from rides of 5, 10, 15 or 30 miles. The ride includes flat straightaways and rolling hills. There's a course to accommodate riders of all ages and skill levels. As the miles increase, so does the degree of incline, so choose wisely.
If a long bide ride isn't your speed, there is still a way for everyone to be part of the event and part of the fun. Choose a 1-mile Stroll and Roll instead.
START YOUR FUNDRAISING EARLY!
Remember, this is a fundraising event! Your registration fees offset the cost of the event, but our hope is that all of our participants will leverage their networks and help us raise money to eradicate Parkinson's disease! The more you raise, the more Rider Swag and Prizes you quality for. $500 gets you a Team Rowland Hat and $1,000 gets you a Custom Team Rowland Rider's Jersey. Special recognition for the top 10 fundraisers will earn a custom Team Rowland Yellow Jersey - so move over Tour de France!
IF YOU CAN'T RIDE, COME LEND A HAND!
It takes a lot of dedicated volunteers to make this event a reality. We need volunteers of all ages and abilities. The volunteers are the heartbeat of the event. You can serve at either the road series or golf tournament, or both. To volunteer, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5nSMooDjnbDRcLguBEHKJkqqFugutbiX9GJZreg_Vxt4O2Q/viewform
CHEER US ON!
Bring the whole gang to show support for our efforts. The Saturday morning rides will be followed by an on-site celebration with an update from the Michael J. Fox Foundation, live music, food, fellowship and FUN!
You can follow updates on the Team Rowland Website or to sign-up to sponsor and donate to this amazing event. If you have questions, call Mike Rowland at 126.96.36.19994 or send an email to Teamrowlanddotorg@gmail.com.