SEATTLE, Wash. – March 21, 2023 – The Booger Fund is honored to launch the Making a Difference Scholarship, which recognizes student cyclists who are giving back to communities and organizations they care about. These Scholarships are provided in honor of Michael “Westy” Westover, an avid cyclist who grew up racing bikes and sharing that passion with others. Michael, who was a board member of the junior cycling program Team Booger, also believed in the importance of higher education and the pursuit of lifelong learning. These scholarships are created to continue his legacy of supporting and influencing cyclists and their desire to seek higher education.
“With this scholarship, we want to recognize individuals that are making a difference on the bike and making time to give back,” states Steve Westover, Executive Director of the Booger Fund. “We also want to help offset the rising cost of college education, not only for incoming freshman but also current college or trade school students. We hope this allows individuals to continue their good work on and off the bike.”
The Making A Difference Scholarship is taking applications from time of publication – Tuesday, March 21 through April 18, 2023. Each scholarship awarded will be $2,000. Visit our website (https://www.teambooger.com/scholarship) to apply and learn more.
Additionally, The Booger Fund is continuously looking to grow its impact in new communities and at all ages of development offering infrastructure, guidance and education to young riders and parents that want to adopt a similar model to Team Booger, the program has grown exponentially over the years with the additions of several teams and riders in the Pacific Northwest and across the nation.
To learn more or join the program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit teambooger.com.
About Team Booger:
Team Booger is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2017 dedicated to growing youth cycling (ages 6-23) in the United States. Team Booger provides young people with guidance, education, leadership, and support to act locally but think globally in everything that they do. We use cycling as a catalyst to teach kids to give back to our communities and support charities and entities we care about. To date, Team Booger has donated over $40,000 to charities through fundraising and donations.