The Cause

Saturday, June 20th, 2020!

Improving literacy for youth

Be a part of our great cause!

The CHAFE 150 ride continues its legacy of support for education in the greater Sandpoint community, named “#3 Charity Ride in the USA” by Bicycling Magazine! In the past seven years, CHAFE has helped support autism programs by contributing more than $300,000 to our schools. This year, CHAFE proceeds will benefit the Lake Pend Oreille School District’s Literacy Initiative and after school reading programs. Funds will support this initiative by helping fund a literacy curriculum, staff development, and expand after-school programs. This promotes the LPOSD vision of providing high quality instruction and high levels of learning for every child, every day, in every classroom and environment.

In the spring of 2018 just half of LPOSD third-graders were proficient readers; and in the fall of 2018, only 46 percent of LPOSD kindergartners started school with the literacy skills they need to be successful students. Since 2019, there has been a 29% increase in reading proficiency scores in grades K-3.

CHAFE’s support will assist the community by helping to increase student achievement in literacy, foster students’ love of reading, increase staff training in teaching literacy, provide safe, supportive after-school programs for students, and increase community outreach and targeted literacy events. A portion of CHAFE proceeds also support Rotary community programs.

Presented and Organized by Rotary Sandpoint

The CHAFE 150 is presented and organized by the Rotary Club of Sandpoint. The club is dedicated to making a difference with important community and international projects. The Rotary Club of Sandpoint is a member of Rotary International, a group of 1.2 million people around the world bound together by a common theme of “Service Above Self.”

In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, members volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio. Learn more about the Sandpoint Rotary Club!