The Tour de Shore Children's Foundation is proud to have such a loyal group of supporters. Read some of the testimonials below to find out how our organization impacts people of all ages across the Philadelphia and South Jersey area.
“Every summer, our PAL officer takes us to Atlantic City to see all the bikes cross the Tour de Shore finish line. We wake up really early and Officer Wells picks us up in the van. The riders are always happy to see us as they come into Atlantic City, so we love to cheer and make a lot of noise for them. It’s a special reward for us kids to go with Officer Wells to support the riders. It’s such a fun day! Money that the Tour de Shore raises for PAL helps my center stay open all year long. My PAL center is the best place in the world to hang out. I get help with my homework, play sports and games and meet a lot of friends. My PAL officer is like a parent to me, and she always makes me feel very safe when I’m at the center. I don’t know where I would go if my center wasn’t open, so I’m thankful that groups like the Tour de Shore help PAL.”
- Cozen, PAL Youngster, age 13
“The Fraternal Order of Police is proud to stand tall alongside the Irish Pub for this year’s Tour de Shore bike ride. This is a wonderful event which helps a number of Police Charities, and one that is near to our heart here in Philadelphia… The Survivor’s Fund. We look forward to making this the largest ride to date and are glad to be such an important part of it.”
“I have been a proud sponsor of the Tour de Shore which benefits the Irish Pub Children’s Foundation for over 20 years, but more than that, I’m proud to participate in the region’s main event for benefitting children and fallen police heroes in Philadelphia and South Jersey. The Tour de Shore has been a tremendous team building event for our company. Our employees, customers, and partners take part in the ride every year. We all look forward to it throughout the year. For us, it is very gratifying to help those who put their lives on the line for us.”
- Geof McKernan, CEO, NSM Insurance Group
“It's been my pleasure to ride in the Tour de Shore for the last several years, raising money for police charities and kids in need. A nicer group of 1,000 people you will never meet. This past summer, I had the added thrill of riding with my three sons, ages 16, 14 and 12. My youngest son and I rode on a tandem. I can't say it was easy, but when it was over, we both had a tremendous sense of accomplishment. I have been proud to be associated with Mark O'Connor, Cathy Burke and all those whose efforts make this event so successful.”
- Michael Smerconish, Author and 1210 Big Talk Radio Host