Team Left Hand Brewing raises $794,471 in 2021 to Crush MS
Posted: January 19, 2022
Team Left Hand participated in eight Bike MS rides nationwide to support the cause
LONGMONT, Colo. Jan. 19, 2022 –Team Left Hand, a group of employees and friends dedicated to solving the riddle that is multiple sclerosis, is proud to announce that 2021 was their second largest fundraising year, only behind 2019. The brewery-supported team of over 600 cyclists and volunteers participating in Bike MS rides across the country raised more than $794,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, taking their total raised since 2008 to over $5.76 million. Team Left Hand is the largest national team of riders and fundraisers for Bike MS, which is the largest fundraising cycling series in the world.
From the Pacific Coast Highway to the boardwalk in Daytona Beach, the team’s eight regional groups participated in eight Bike MS rides across the country in 2021, taking home multiple awards throughout including top fundraising, best jersey, and largest team at multiple events. First time participants and veteran riders fundraised, volunteered, supported, and bonded over a common cause affecting nearly 1 million people in the United States.
“Despite all of the challenges still affecting events and fundraising in 2021, our dedicated riders, volunteers, sponsors, and donors showed up!” said Chris Lennert, Team Left Hand National Captain and Left Hand Brewing COO. “Not only did we surpass our fundraising goal, but we added Tour to Tanglewood to our ride and beer tent line-up, and seven out of our eight teams were able to ride together in-person. What a truly incredible year!”
Team Left Hand has plans to continue to grow its teams in 2022 and experience another record-breaking fundraising year. In addition, Left Hand Brewing will continue its national sponsorship of Bike MS for the fourth year.
“The positive energy from 2021 is overflowing into our planning for 2022,” said Lennert. “We are so fortunate to work with such a fantastic group of riders and volunteers who have passion for raising money and awareness to ‘Crush MS’. Our team captains have set some of the most challenging and inspiring fundraising goals for 2022, and we cannot wait to see them work together to meet these goals.”
For more information on how to volunteer, sponsor, or donate to Team Left Hand, visit www.teamlefthand.com.