IMPROVING LITERACY FOR YOUTH
BE A PART OF OUR GREAT CAUSE!
The CHAFE 150 ride continues its legacy of support for education in the greater Sandpoint community. For the past ten years, CHAFE has helped support autism programs, after school reading and literacy initiatives and the Book Trust program by contributing over $600,000 to the Lake Pend Oreille School District. For the 2024 ride, CHAFE donations will benefit the Lake Pend Oreille School District's "Book Trust" program for kindergarten through grade three students in its seven elementary schools. Like in past years, a portion of the CHAFE proceeds will also support other Rotary Club of Sandpoint Youth Services programs.
MATCHING DONATION FUNDS NOW AVAILABLEChafe150 has raised $10,000 to match every dollar riders contribute over the required minimum $50 donation.* For an additional $50 you can give the gift of reading leading to life-long success to two students. An extra $50 match will cover a single student for the full school year.
If you have already signed up to ride and haven't paid your required contribution, please consider donating at least $100 during registration pick up and we'll match any donation over $50. If you have already signed up to ride and paid your required minimum $50 contribution, donate more and we'll match anything over $50 dollar for dollar.
If you haven't registered, please do so using the ride registration link below.
WHAT IS BOOK TRUST?
Book Trust’s mission is to help elementary school children with little/no access to books fall in love with reading and become lifelong learners. With Book Trust, students learn the power of choice and the pride of ownership, and students’ reading levels and academic performance improve, motivating them to succeed. Book Trust believes that Choice, Consistency and Celebration, along with access to books, create a world in which literacy removes barriers and provides all children with tools to navigate life successfully.
HOW IS THE BOOK TRUST PROGRAM IMPLEMENTED?
Throughout the school year, Book Trust teachers engage their students in choosing books that connect to their interests. Anticipation builds as teachers place their students’ orders on Scholastic’s website and kids start asking, “Are the books here?” and “How many more days?” Upon the arrival of the coveted book box in classrooms, teachers celebrate the books with students and create excitement about being book owners. Students hug their books, and sometimes even smell them, before sharing their new prized possession with their peers. Prior to the books going home, students proudly write their names in their books and begin reading their books. Reading, or at least beginning the book, in the classroom allows students to lean on their teacher for any support and gain confidence in the new worlds they’re discovering between the pages. Books are then placed in backpacks and sent home for students to read with their families.
TOP FUNDRAISERS EARN GREAT PRIZES!
Raise $4,000 and receive a Trek Checkpoint ARL 4 bike, commemorative Chafe150 wool jersey and 2025 Registration
Raise $2,500 and receive a Garmin Varia rear view radar with camera and taillight and Varia UT800 headlight, commemorative Chafe150 wool jersey and 2025 Registration
Raise $1,000 and receive two Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR tires, standard Chafe150 jersey and 2025 Registration
Raise $500 and receive standard Chafe150 jersey and 2025 Registration
Raise $250 and receive 2025 Ride Registration
Prizes are courtesy of Outdoor Experience.
ORGANIZED BY SANDPOINT ROTARY
The CHAFE 150 is organized by the Rotary Club of Sandpoint. The club is dedicated to making a difference with important community and international projects. The Rotary Club of Sandpoint is a member of Rotary International, a group of 1.4 million people around the world bound together by a common theme of “Service Above Self.” With more than 34,000 clubs throughout the world, no challenge is too big for Rotary. For more than a century, Rotary has bridged cultures and connected continents. We champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, help people get access to clean water and sanitation, and fight disease. Our newest cause is to protect our planet and its resources.
In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, members volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.