The 2-day San Antonio to San Marcos to Austin Tour de Cure bike ride, previously scheduled for the month of May, has been cancelled. The ride in Corpus Christi, previously scheduled for April, has also been cancelled.
I participated in a conference call with National American Diabetes Association officials earlier this week and this is what I have learned.
All ham operators and other volunteers who had planned to work the TdC event in May will now get a free weekend off.
The National American Diabetes Association has reorganized and restructured their offices across the country in an attempt to lower their financial administrative overhead. As part of that process, they laid off all of the ADA employees in the Austin and San Antonio offices, except for 1 or 2 persons.
They (Regional ADA office out of Denver) were discussing holding a possible one day event, combined for both Austin and the San Antonio markets, perhaps in the San Marcos area later this fall. No date or location has been announced as of today. The online info at the American Diabetes Association website for this event had not been updated as of the date of this post.
As I find out more information, I will be sure to pass it on to those interested and post it also here at www.SanAntoniohams.Org/blog
If you know of a rider who has already pre-registered for the ride, and has been fundraising for the ride, please tell them that they will need to contact the ADA office to find out the status of their registration and/or fundraising status.
The San Antonio ADA office number is 210-829-1765.
Lee Besing, N5NTG
FormerTdC co-chair for Ham & SAG Communications