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RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley Announces fundraising partnership with PCA-SF Bay Area and Bizworld


RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley will be partnering with BizWorld and Positive Coaching Alliance, two nonprofit organizations that work to directly improve the lives of children and teenagers in Silicon Valley as part of its upcoming 2019 RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley cycling event.

The organizations are: Bizworld and Positive Coaching Alliance.

The inaugural RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley event in 2018 raised USD $125,000 towards youth-serving non-profit organizations.

Neil McKinnon, founder of RBC GranFondo said, “We are thrilled to share that our RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley participants will have the ability to voluntarily donate to, or fundraise for, these two outstanding nonprofits that are making a significant impact in the lives of Silicon Valley’s youth. Together, we hope to make a difference.”

About Bizworld

BizWorld is committed to enriching the quality of education and future prospects for under-served youth, promoting financial literacy, and assisting all children in achieving their highest potential. We are the largest teacher-led entrepreneurial program in the world, having reached over 720,000 children in the US and globally. We believe we can inspire every child to have an entrepreneurial spirit: to lead confidently, think critically and creatively, and be financially responsible.

BizWorld is proud to partner with RBC during the RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley. We share a commitment to enriching the lives and prospects for youth in our communities and appreciate the support of RBC and the cyclists who participate in this spectacular ride.

About Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is dedicated to developing “Better Athletes, Better People” through youth and high school athletics. Nationally, 70% of young athletes stop playing organized sports by age 13 because it is no longer enjoyable. PCA’s mission is to transform the sports culture from a win-at-all-costs mentality to one where every participant has a positive experience. PCA promotes ethical behavior, self-esteem and confidence so youth athletes can focus on personal improvement, the welfare of their teammates, and their education and career goals.

PCA appreciates like-minded corporate partners who focus on impacting youth in our community. As one of the highest rated global banks, RBC recognizes the importance of helping our nation’s youth achieve their full potential, which is why PCA is proud to serve as a charity partner for the RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley.

About RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley

Debuting in June 2018, RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley is a weekend long high-end cycling event based at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto. Limited to 1000 riders total and focused on fundraising efforts to benefit youth in the local community, the event includes a fully-supported course with two distance categories (Medio 47mi / Gran Fondo 71mi) and returns to an outdoor food-festival at the hotel known as Celebration Plaza.

RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley

About RBC GranFondo

An award-winning cycling events company based in Vancouver, BC, RBC GranFondo’s stable currently includes RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley (since 2018) and RBC GranFondo Whistler (since 2010), as well as the high-end boutique events Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride and the Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan.

About RBC Capital Markets

RBC Capital Markets is a premier global investment bank providing expertise in banking, finance and capital markets to corporations, institutional investors, asset managers and governments around the world. We serve clients from 70 offices in 15 countries across North America, the UK, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Our more than 7,400 professionals deliver the experience and insights required to raise capital, access markets, mitigate risk and acquire or dispose of assets for clients worldwide. We are consistently ranked, by third-party sources, among the 10 largest and most significant investment banks globally.

RBC Capital Markets is part of a leading, diversified provider of financial services, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Operating since 1869, RBC is one of the largest banks in the world and the fifth largest in North America, as measured by market capitalization. With a strong capital base and consistent financial performance, RBC is among a small group of highly rated global banks.

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Oliver Cartmell
RBC GranFondo
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