DONATE

There are two parts to the fundraising for this great endeavor:
The first is financial contributions to our cause, early childhood literacy through the Decade of Difference Early Literacy Partners Program. Every penny raised in this area will go directly to this program.
The second is financial or In-Kind contributions to the operating expenses of the team to get Michael safely and successfully from coast-to-coast. Any money raised here in excess of actual expenses will be put to work for early childhood literacy.

DONATE TO OUR CAUSE

To make a contribution to our cause, The Early Literacy Partners Program, please click on the PayPal link below. All donations to our cause are made through the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Foundation and are tax deductible.

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You may also donate by check to:      Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Foundation
Please note "Early Literacy" in memo line. 
PO Box 730, Bayside, CA  95524


DONATE TO OUR TEAM

To make a monetary contribution to our team, TEAM RED DRAGON, please click on the PayPal link below. All donations will go towards the operating expenses of the race.

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You may also donate by check to:      Michael Davies-Hughes RAAM
  PO Box 730, Bayside, CA  95524

In-Kind Contributions

If you wish to make an In-Kind contribution please contact us at:

inkindcontributions@michaelsraam.com

A list of items that we need for the race is listed below.

RAAM Operating Expenses

The following table represents approximate costs associated with my Race Across America. These expenses include only those associated with the race itself, and do not include costs of practice/training races/rides.

Donations for the operating expenses may be monetary or “in-kind.”  If you wish to make an “in-kind” contribution, please email us at: inkindcontributions@michaelsraam.com

Item

Cost

Current Status

Notes

RAAM Entry Fee

$3,100

Paid by racer

Pre-race Rental House in Oceanside for racer and crew

$1,550

Paid by racer

Crew (9) transportation to race and related costs

$1,000

Needing sponsor/donor

Pre-race dinner

$400

Needing sponsor/donor

Food for crew and racer during race (12 days)

$3,000

Needing sponsor/donor

Racer supplies (including riding clothing and safety equipment but not including bikes)

$2,500

Needing sponsor/donor

Crew supplies (including required safety equipment in vehicle, communication devices, and navigation)

$1,200

Needing sponsor/donor

Rental vans fee (2)

$1,000

Needing sponsor/donor

RVs

N/A

Supplied by racer and crew

Fuel Costs (RVs and rental vans) from Oceanside to Annapolis

$2,700

Needing sponsor/donor

Bicycle (racer will need 3 but already has 2)

$5,000 (1)

Needing sponsor/donor

Awards banquet extra tickets for crew

$250

Needing sponsor/donor

Return travel costs for racer and crew

$3,500

Paid by racer and crew

Total Cost

$25,200