Jerry Baker Development Fund
Junior Grant Receipts and Fund Information
The raise the paddle for the Jerry Baker Development Fund was a huge success. We raised $14,000 specifically for development programs. In 2018, we focused on our junior development by starting the Jerry Baker Juniors team . The new team has exceeded expectations – the team had 27 members in the first year! We also setup a junior nationals training group open to any juniors that were looking to go to the next level. The Marymoor Velodrome Association helped send 10 junior athletes to Nationals in Pennsylvania. These athletes had an amazing experience and even brought home some medals. Instead of having me tell you about it, you can read about each of their experiences here: 2018 Junior Nats Race Reports.
Now if that doesn’t leave you feeling inspired about the future of track cycling, we don’t know what will! Besides the Junior Nationals Grants, the Development Fund also compensates all junior membership fees, gives discounted race entry fees to juniors, access to free bike rentals and free junior training. The money raised by our community for the Jerry Baker Development Fund was pivotal in funding the “Rise of the Junior – Year 1”. We can only hope that year 2 will be even bigger and better!