Alumnus Supawanich Cycles Across the U.S. for Charity

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Alumnus Supawanich Cycles Across the U.S. for Charity

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Paul Supawanich (IE 2006) was featured in the Sept/Oct issue of the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. An avid cyclist, he is pedaling 2,848 miles across the U.S. to raise money for the Atlanta Bike Coalition and the Ford County Youth Soccer Club.

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Paul Supawanich, a 2006 graduate of the Stewart School of ISyE, was recently featured in the September/October issue of the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. Supawanich, an avid cyclist who currently lives in Berkeley, CA, to study transportation issues at graduate school, pedaled away from San Francisco in late July to begin a 2,848-mile bike ride to his hometown of Gibson City, IL, to raise money for the Atlanta Bike Coalition and the Ford County Youth Soccer Club.

Supawanich said he chose to support the Fort County Youth Soccer Club in Gibson City because of his experiences as a youngster: "Playing soccer ... was an activity that really shaped me into the person I am today, not only combining the importance of fitness and teamwork but also leadership and discipline."

He hopes to raise $4,000 to support the two organizations and expects to arrive in Gibson City on approximately September 9th. His journey can be followed on his blog at http://www.supaonabike.blogspot.com, where he posts pictures and updates about his route across the United States and the progress of his fundraising. His blog also includes information on how to donate to his cause, with 75% of all donations going to the beneficiary of choice and the remainder going toward his food and supplies for the 35-day ride.

The original article published on page 72 of the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine can be viewed online in its entirety here:
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/gatech/alumni_20090910/#/72

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H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE)

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Atlanta Bike Coalition, Cycling, fundraising, paul, Supawanich, Youth Soccer
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  • Created On: Aug 11, 2009 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:03pm