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/

Tour de Corn was highly recommended by some friends in the area. I had this crazy idea that I wanted to do a century on a fat bike and everyone said this was the place to do it. I have no idea where to begin, everything about the experience was absolutely amazing! The townsfolk go the extra mile, celebrating the event with the riders. The Friday night festivities were a blast and EVERYONE is so friendly. The routes were the best marked routes I have ever seen, I didn’t use a map and there was never any doubt about which way I needed to go. The SAG stops were perfectly spaced, manned by incredibly friendly people and well stocked with everything we needed to make the ride. Please give my THANKS to the farmers that had their sprinkler systems spraying the road - what a huge boost that was, and it felt amazing! During my 100.5 miles I was passed by at least 20 sag vehicles. They were constantly patrolling and supporting riders. I thought maybe they were circling me because I was on a fat bike and they were ready to evacuate me, lol. Law enforcement was present and patrolling the routes as well. Even on the open highway commuters all waved and moved well away from the riders. You have planned and executed an amazing event. It is very clear your community rally’s around and wholeheartedly supports this event. I can’t wait to return, and I will tell everyone that I can this event needs to be on their calendar. Thank you so much for all you did - your entire community is amazing and it meant so much to me to see how they embraced this event! I finished 100.5 miles on the fat bike! Many of my friends are blown away that I did, I’m very proud of the achievement, and your incredible community and amazingly well organized event will always be part of my story.

   --- Brad Hicks

The rest stop and road marking were clear. Every person who was helping at the stops registration tables, etc. were some of the best mannered people. So to sum this AWESOME JOB.

   --- Brad Davis
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