Two bikers from the De La Salle University-Dasmarinas will pedal 1,500 kilometers from Luzon to Mindanao from June 15 to July 2 under the “Amazing Raise, a Bike-For-A-Cause” project to raise funds for student scholarships and campaign for the environment.
Bikers Fred Agustin and Gio Espital, both alumni of DLSU, will pedal their way for 17 days across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao as part of the centennial celebration of Lasallian presence in the Philippines.
”Biking is a lifestyle, we save money.. and we decided why not do this biking to raise funds?” Agustin said.
Project coordinator Marco M. Polo said The Amazing Raise targets to raise funds through pledges and sponsorships to benefit the One La Salle Scholarship Fund (OLSF) and Project Carbon Neutral (PCN) campaign.
During the Shakey’s PSA Sports Forum on Tuesday in Manila, Polo said the scholarship fund aims to raise P2 billion by 2015 to provide educational scholarships to 20 percent of its almost 92,000 student body nationwide and to make Lasallian education accessible.
On the other hand, the PCN aims to lessen the carbon footprint of each Lasallian school by conducting environment related campaigns like tree planting and carbon footprint reduction awareness.
Agustin and Espital said they also conceived the project to promote biking as a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle.
Polo said the Amazing Raise will connect all 17 De La Salle Philippines (DLSP) member schools starting from the northernmost Jaime Hilario Integrated School-La Salle in Bagac, Bataan to the southernmost De La Salle John Bosco College in Surigao Del Sur.