Charity Donations

Over the years, the generosity of our riders and sponsors have allowed the Tour de Corn to support a number of organizations and projects in Southeast Missouri and beyond.  A few of these groups include:

Previous Charity Recipient - East Prairie Nutrition Center

Previous Charity Recipient - East Prairie Fire Department

Previous Charity Recipient - myTEAM TRIUMPH of Cape Girardeau

myTEAM TRIUMPH is an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events such as triathlons or road races.  They are a favorite of Tour de Corn -- they inspire us each and every year with their positive attitude and unwavering drive to meet their cycling goals!

Learn more about myTEAM TRIUMPH at: https://www.myteamtriumph-mo.org/

Previous Charity Recipient - East Prairie R-2 "Tour de Corn Founders Scholarship"

Tour de Corn was born partially out of our founders' love of their community and their visions to grow something special and lasting for the future.  Likewise, we believe that tomorrow's "founders" are right on the cusp of making a difference in the world.  In 2018, we established the Founders Scholarship for local community-minded seniors who will be enrolled in an accredited, higher education university or technical program in the coming year.  We can't wait to see what these young people will do in their own communities in the future!

Previous Charity Recipient - Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis

Today the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis has a membership list of over 3,000 households including 1,800 individuals with Down syndrome. The group focuses on three core service areas: Awareness & Advocacy, Education and Family Support.  DSAGSL benefits the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families through a lifetime of support, education and advocacy. They cover much of eastern Missouri, including multiple families in Mississippi County and Southeast Missouri.

Learn more: http://dsagsl.org/

We can't thank everyone who worked the Tour De Corn enough. Your patience, hospitality, and understanding were overwhelming. Thank you so, so much!

   --- Steve Steamboat O’Connor

If you total our 13 years times -- 33 miles for each year -- we have ridden in Mississippi County at total of 429 miles. There must be some magic in that old blacktop road(s) that keep bringing us back. Folks, this is the creme de la creme of all rides. These organizers know how to run a ride.

   --- Larry McGuire
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