USA Cycling Development Foundation grants $25,000 to women's 2016 Olympic hopefuls


Kristin Armstrong presents the Rally  me fundraising participants with their matching check
Kristin Armstrong presents the Rally me fundraising participants with a check for the matching grant amount of $25,000.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 5, 2014) -- The USA Cycling Development Foundation recently presented ten 2016 women's Olympic hopefuls with checks for $2,500 apiece to spend on 2014 cycling travel and training costs.
The ladies were selected in March to take part in a special matching grant effort to support women's athlete development. They were tasked with creating individual RallyMe fundraising efforts and the USA Cycling Development Foundation committed to matching the monies they raised, up to $2,500 each.
By the May 24 fundraising deadline, over $60,000 was collectively raised for these women, including the $25,000 granted by the development foundation.
While in Chattanooga for the 2014 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships, two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong presented the Olympic hopefuls with their checks on behalf of the USA Cycling Development Foundation.  
The grant was made possible by a special gift to the USA Cycling Development Foundation. You too can join Team USA Cycling in supporting these women by making a gift online at
Good luck to the matching grant project's participants as they aim for a start spot in Rio!
Megan Guarnier (Mountain View, Calif./Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team)
Abby Mickey (Aspen, Colo./TWENTY16 Pro Cycling)
Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./UnitedHealthcare)
Missy Erickson (Alexandria, Minn./Momentum Coaching Group)
Tela Crane (Sammamish, Wash./JLvelo Ambassadors)
Allie Dragoo (Grand Rapids, Mich./TWENTY16 Pro Cycling)
Lauren DeCrescenzo (Boulder, Colo./K4 Racing-DNA Cycling p/b K4)
Kaitlin Antonneau (Colorado Springs, Colo./TWENTY16 Pro Cycling)
Maura Kinsella ( Boulder, Colo./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
Heather Fischer (Boulder, Colo./K4 Racing-DNA Cycling p/b K4)

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