Posted by Cynthia Denbo on Mar 23, 2018
Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka President Matt Nilsen (left) presented club member Michael Davies-Hughes with a check for $1000 in support of Davies-Hughes’ and his Team Red Dragon's participation in Race Across America (RAAM).  Considered to be the most challenging and arduous cycling competition in the world, RAAM’s cyclists will leave Oceanside, California and and arrive in Annapolis, Maryland approximately twelve days later.  Based on other years’ races, it is anticipated that fewer than half of the participants—who come from more than forty countries—will finish the 3,000 mile, coast-to-coast race.  Davies-Hughes is currently training for the June event, preparing for 20-hour days of cycling and temperatures that will range from freezing to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  Davies-Hughes is the Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services for Eureka City Schools.  His participation will benefit the Humboldt County Office of Education’s early literacy efforts through the Decade of Difference initiative .  His Rotary club is sponsoring him and Team Red Dragon and provides its contribution as part of its long-standing support for students, education and literacy on the North Coast.  In addition to club funding, members provided additional personal contributions of $1800 for Davies-Hughes' RAAM.  For additional information or to support Team Red Dragon and the early literacy project:  michaelsraam.com