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PLEASE SUPPORT
Support Bill Schell
Amount Raised
$12,284.34
Fundraising Goal $10,000.00

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page:

From October 4th through 7th I will be cycling my bike (gravel bike ... think road bike with fat tires) from Pittsburgh to Gaithersburg, MD; biking 69-87 miles per day (total of 310 miles), for Operation Second Chance (OSC) in support of Wounded American Heroes who risked their lives in support of the daily freedoms we take for granted.

OSC's goal this year is to raise $500,000.  With this money OSC will continue to provide items like advanced prosthetics so our veterans can run, swim, or even ride a bike again, to retrofitting homes to accommodate these veterans' new life realities of being wheelchair-bound or impaired otherwise.

Unlike my father who served in the Army Air Force during WW-II, I was never in the Armed Services. Nonetheless, from my office at August Schell, I have done my best to support our Dept of Defense and the Intelligence Community customers for the past 28 years. I'm now giving back.

There will be 100 or so riders of which I will be one of, if not, the oldest!  I will (hopefully) be finishing my ride on October 7th, hopefully sometime between 1pm-3pm, at Smokey Glen Park at 16407 Riffle Ford Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

I have done long rides before and crossing the finish line has always been a bit emotional. The sense of accomplishment has always been a bit overwhelming and I tend to hide my eyes. Dark sunglasses are a must. This year, it is going to be EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. At the finish line will be wounded veterans, some missing limbs, saluting those of us who have accomplished something that they can only dream about ... and knowing that we have done it for them. I get a bit teary-eyed just thinking about it.

I am not good at asking for financial support, but should you want to support my ride, you can feel free to get emotional right along with me and my old knees as I cross the finish line.  One of the things I really appreciate about OSC is that 90% of the money raised will go directly to wounded vets; an extremely worthy charity.

Your generosity will have an immediate and substantial impact on those who have sacrificed so much for our nation!

Thanks again for your support!

My Team

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My Supporters (105)

Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 8, 2018 6:02 PM
Paul Strelzick donated $100.00
Oct 8, 2018 8:33 AM
Julie Crull donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 7, 2018 11:15 PM
Julie Money Crull left a message
Oct 7, 2018 11:09 PM
What an awesome thing for you to do for such a worthy cause! You're amazing!
Chuck Van Dyck donated $50.00
Oct 7, 2018 9:14 AM
Alan Posey donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 7, 2018 6:01 AM
Mark Orndorff donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 6, 2018 6:27 PM
Phil and Tilly Murray donated $150.00
Oct 6, 2018 12:31 PM
Eric Smart left a message
Oct 6, 2018 8:54 AM
#1 restaurant negotiator: every campaign can use one.
Eric Smart donated $50.00
Oct 6, 2018 8:47 AM
Christine Peschock Schnider donated $310.00
Oct 6, 2018 12:35 AM
Bob Ghoorah donated $310.00
Oct 3, 2018 11:41 PM
Stephen McLaughlin donated $100.00
Oct 3, 2018 10:42 PM
Brian Kelly donated $25.00
Oct 3, 2018 8:06 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 3, 2018 6:05 PM
Kevin R Davis donated $100.00
Oct 3, 2018 5:52 PM
Chris Catron donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 3, 2018 4:04 PM
Chris & Nancy Abod donated $250.00
Oct 3, 2018 3:37 PM
Eric Hanlon and Chelsea Rubin donated $200.00
Oct 2, 2018 10:37 AM
Jay Humphrey donated $100.00
Oct 1, 2018 10:58 PM
John Israel left a message
Oct 1, 2018 10:56 AM
Good Luck! Thanks for contributing your time and effort to such a worthy cause.
John Israel donated $200.00
Oct 1, 2018 10:55 AM
Bill Diego donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 30, 2018 6:35 PM
Ed left a message
Sep 30, 2018 5:03 PM
What a great cause. Have a great ride!
Ed Nemeroff donated $100.00
Sep 30, 2018 4:59 PM
RICHARD BENN donated $36.00
Sep 29, 2018 8:08 PM
Martin Quinn donated $50.00
Sep 29, 2018 7:41 PM
James E Nicholson donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 29, 2018 1:05 PM
Josh Wilson donated $100.00
Sep 29, 2018 10:08 AM
Olavo da Rocha donated $100.00
Sep 28, 2018 10:03 PM
Josh Wilson donated $250.00
Sep 28, 2018 9:37 PM
Arsalan Mallik donated $200.00
Sep 28, 2018 6:18 PM
Cody Kahn donated $10.00
Sep 28, 2018 5:49 PM
Aaron & Clarissa Johnsen donated $200.00
Sep 28, 2018 5:20 PM
Alex Maier donated $100.00
Sep 28, 2018 5:11 PM
Josh Schell donated $310.01
Sep 28, 2018 4:55 PM
John Mullen left a message
Sep 28, 2018 3:16 PM
Have a great ride for a great cause Bill. Thanks for what you do !
John & Laura Mullen donated $500.00
Sep 28, 2018 3:14 PM
Amy Wilson donated $50.00
Sep 28, 2018 2:46 PM
Brian N donated $25.00
Sep 28, 2018 2:20 PM
Kathy Yarmas left a message
Sep 28, 2018 1:46 PM
Good luck Bill!
Kathy Yarmas donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 28, 2018 1:46 PM
John H left a message
Sep 28, 2018 1:43 PM
Kill it!
John H donated $500.00
Sep 28, 2018 1:43 PM
Andy Kaylor donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 28, 2018 1:40 PM
L3 left a message
Sep 28, 2018 1:35 PM
Way to support Bill! Good luck on your ride! Pickle juice! ;)
Brittany donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 28, 2018 1:35 PM
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Sep 28, 2018 1:33 PM
Lorenzo donated $50.00
Sep 28, 2018 1:32 PM
Jim Robinson donated $50.00
Sep 28, 2018 11:10 AM
Jim and Pam Toomey donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 28, 2018 9:59 AM
Richard Simmons donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 28, 2018 9:03 AM
Mark Kaplan donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 27, 2018 3:57 PM
Sean Blake left a message
Sep 26, 2018 3:06 PM
Good luck Bill!
seanblake donated $200.00
Sep 26, 2018 3:05 PM
Bud Kinzer left a message
Sep 26, 2018 2:49 PM
Congratulations Bill on your Operation 2nd Chance Ride. If you are coming through Bedford on the ride, please let me know!
Bud Kinzer donated $200.00
Sep 26, 2018 2:47 PM
Cathy Painter Mudre donated $50.00
Sep 26, 2018 1:11 PM
Bryan Dickinson donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 26, 2018 12:41 PM
Trey Ransbotham donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 26, 2018 11:48 AM
Nikki left a message
Sep 26, 2018 11:25 AM
Go Dad!!!!!!
Nikki donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 26, 2018 11:24 AM
Chris Hardy donated $200.00
Sep 24, 2018 4:09 PM
David & Charlotte Mercanti donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 23, 2018 8:44 PM
Jim Littlefield donated $50.00
Sep 21, 2018 9:10 AM
Ian Andrews donated $100.00
Sep 20, 2018 11:47 PM
Jenna Thayer donated $100.00
Sep 20, 2018 5:16 PM
Peter Thorp donated $310.00
Sep 20, 2018 2:00 PM
Bill Diego donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 20, 2018 1:19 PM
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Sep 20, 2018 1:11 PM
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Sep 20, 2018 12:45 PM
Cory Conway left a message
Sep 20, 2018 11:21 AM
This is by far one of the better veteran charity to support! Good luck on the ride.
Anonymous donated $200.00
Sep 20, 2018 11:20 AM
Cory Conway donated $250.00
Sep 20, 2018 11:19 AM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 20, 2018 11:15 AM
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Sep 20, 2018 10:42 AM
Mike Baker left a message
Sep 20, 2018 10:29 AM
Sounds like a good time for a good cause!
Michael Baker donated $100.00
Sep 20, 2018 10:23 AM
Lorenzo M donated $50.00
Sep 20, 2018 10:20 AM
Grant Barber donated $100.00
Sep 12, 2018 2:01 PM
Barry Schell left a message
Sep 9, 2018 9:47 AM
Go Bro Go!
Barry & Billie Schell donated $100.00
Sep 9, 2018 9:46 AM
Bill and Maureen Snipes donated $100.00
Sep 6, 2018 9:23 AM
Paul Gaske donated $60.00
Sep 4, 2018 1:20 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 31, 2018 9:12 AM
George and Marty Quinn donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 29, 2018 9:35 PM
Gary Karp left a message
Aug 29, 2018 5:18 PM
Bill, this is a great cause and should be quite an adventure for you. Good luck.
Gary Karp donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 29, 2018 5:15 PM
Scope Group donated $250.00
Aug 28, 2018 2:32 PM
Anonymous donated $200.00
Aug 27, 2018 9:13 AM
Rob Baker donated $33.33
Aug 27, 2018 8:29 AM
Tony & Barb donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 26, 2018 11:38 AM
Steve left a message
Aug 26, 2018 9:16 AM
Keep peddling!
Stephen Singer donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 26, 2018 9:15 AM
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Aug 25, 2018 6:09 PM
Steve&Debbie donated $100.00
Aug 25, 2018 1:50 PM
Sandy MInger left a message
Aug 25, 2018 11:37 AM
Good Luck!!
Sandy Minger donated $100.00
Aug 25, 2018 11:37 AM
John and Kristy MacMurray donated $50.00
Aug 25, 2018 10:28 AM
Genie and Dave Herwig donated $50.00
Aug 25, 2018 7:09 AM
Kevin Duerr left a message
Aug 24, 2018 6:42 PM
Good luck Bill! Ride hard!!
Kevin Duerr donated $100.00
Aug 24, 2018 6:41 PM
mike wirth donated $100.00
Aug 24, 2018 6:05 PM
Debbie left a message
Aug 24, 2018 5:59 PM
Go Bill!
The Schell Family donated $310.00
Aug 24, 2018 5:57 PM
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