In 2015, we started to think about how we could leverage the popularity of Buffalo Eats to do something good. We’ve sold t-shirts in the past to raise a couple hundred bucks for various charities but with so many of our loved ones being touched with cancer, creating a Rise for Roswell team seemed like a natural fit. Throughout the years, our teams have featured Buffalo Eats staff, our co-workers, members of the restaurant industry and family. Our riders have tackled the casual 20 mile city ride all the way to the 68 mile country trek.
To help us raise money, we’ve reached out to all of our restaurant friends and offered a chance to sponsor our team. Our sponsor list has grown over the years and in 2017, thanks to our generous sponsors and friends, the Buffalo Eats Team were in the Top 100 Fundraising teams. In the three years we’ve been riding, our teams have raised over $19,000.
The 2015 Team
Cash Raised: $4,200
Riders: Donnie Burtless Jr, Don Burtless, Tom Burtless, Michelle Roedel, DJ Cook, Dave Suriani
Sponsors: Vertex Solutions, Tappo Restaurant, Buffalo Proper, Community Beer Works, SeaBar, Ristorante Lombardo, CRaVing, Moor Pat, Bourbon and Butter, Dog e’ Style, My Buffalo Shirt, Cantina Loco, Blue Monk
The 2016 Team
Cash Raised: $6,300
Riders: Donnie Burtless Jr, Don Burtless, Tom Burtless, Kristina Strobel, Miranda Georger, KC Kratt, Lauren Suriani, Dave Suriani, Teddy Bryant
Sponsors: My Buffalo Shirt, Elm Street Bakery, The Black Sheep, Community Beer Works, Lloyd, Aro Bar de Tapas, Marble +Rye, Felt Bicycles, Buffalo Soup-Fest, Foodie Hub, Toutant, Wayno’s BBQ, Vertex Solutions, Admirable Traits Records, OG Wood Fire, SATO, Hydraulic Hearth, CVM Electric, The Washington Market, Joe’s Deli, Buffalo Proper, Lake Effect Ice Cream
The 2017 Team
Cash Raised: $8,685
Riders: Donnie Burtless Jr, Don Burtless, Tom Burtless, Kristina Strobel, Dave Suriani, Tom Przybylak, Quinn Flaherty, DJ Cook, Diana Cook, KC Kratt
Sponsors: Vertex Solutions (Main Sponsor), Toutant, Marble + Rye, The Black Sheep, My Buffalo Shirt, Lomo Lomo!, Wise Guys Pizza, Lake Effect Ice Cream, Angelica Tea Room, Hydraulic Hearth, Stillwater Farm, Tuk Tea, Triple Crown Limo, Jay’s Artisan Pizza