Team Vet Med (October)
TEAM VETMED & HORSE FARM HUNDRED RIDE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014
Team VetMed once again challenges its members to ride the Horse Farm Hundred, a 100-mile bicycle ride through beautiful Ocala horse farm country. Distances include the 100-mile, 55-mile, or 30-mile rides. Team VetMed members train for the century ride and the 55-mile ride. The century ride starts at 8:30 am at the Kenny Lofton High School at 3000 E. University Ave. The Gainesville Police & Alachua County Sheriff’s Department will lead the pace car, followed by hundreds of cyclists. The main rest stop is in Flemington—snacks and lunch—and the course winds back to Gainesville for the finish.
Team VetMed began in 1998 as a way to raise money for DVM scholarships. Since that time, faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends, have ridden 1700 miles in 17 years. Over the years, three scholarships have been endowed (Joseph A. DiPietro HFH, Kevin Anderson TVM, and Charlie & Debby Courtney TVM) and awarded to approximately 20 students. Team VetMed once again rides to raise money for DVM scholarships. Here are a few words from our riders and scholarship winners:
|“Team VetMed has been a huge part of veterinary school for me. It has brought me close together with new friends from my class and others. It has helped me make connections with alumni as well as our own faculty.The generous scholarships that I have received through my leadership roles with TVM have been very helpful with my tuition. I have loved being a part of the team.”
Megan Petroff, 4th year veterinary student
Not only do veterinary students ride, but alumni participate in the ride as well:
|“My old professor Dr. Ellis Greiner, challenged me to get back on my bike and ride for my school! This is more than just riding; we are raising money to help the future veterinary students have the opportunity to pursue their veterinary education!“My daughter Jamie is one of those kids! She is surviving on student loans and working part time while attending her third year. This scholarship has helped her financial burden tremendously! She will again continue to ride and support the next student(s) with me this year! I am no great cyclist but I have a mission— to raise funds for our kids!||
Terri Parrott, ’83
The proceeds from this year’s ride will benefit Vet Med Scholarships Fund 0809. Riders who raise over $100 are eligible for a Team VetMed custom-designed jersey.
Mail-in Registration: team flier 2014
For more info, contact
Jo Ann Winn or call 352-294-4256
Our 2014 Sponsors
Supporting Pets Thru “Gator Made-Vets”
St. Charles Veterinary Hospital
|Any day is a purrfect day to ride|
For more information please contact a member of our development team at (352) 294-4256.