Utah Real Estate Agent Raises Money for MS
Travis Pugh started Bike MS Team Fire & Laughter in 2010 in honor of his two siblings who have MS and his Dad who rode for several years until he passed in 2005. MS plays a significant role in his family. And Team Fire & Laughter is still going strong for Bike MS 2014.
Travis said, “I have decided I will no longer sit passively hoping someone else will do the work necessary to further treatments and find the eventual cure for my brother and sister.”
The team raised $7,000 at Bike MS 2010 and the emotion of crossing that finish line ignited a real fire. Last year the team had grown to 28 riders raising over $18,000. As a successful team captain, Travis now serves as a mentor to a new bike team captain this year. The secret to his fundraising? As a real estate agent, Travis donates a portion of his earnings towards his fundraising, but he also began organizing a golf tournament, the MS Open. The team sells spots for $75/player which includes golf, opportunity drawings and lunch. In addition they sell sponsorship of each hole and other contests throughout the day.
Travis’ 2014 tournament is June 14 at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club. He has some openings from a generous sponsor that he would like to extend to people with MS or Society volunteers or supporters who might not otherwise have an opportunity to play.
2014 Bike MS Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride is June 28th & 29th in Logan. For more information, visit: Best Dam Bike Ride.