• Sump Party Fundraiser for Bike MS 2016
  • Marz Yamaguchi
Sump Party Fundraiser for Bike MS 2016

Please join us for Sump's summer party featuring coffee, ice cream and craft beer here at Sump Coffee, Saturday, August 13th from 5pm-8pm. This event is totally free. 100% of tips and donations will go to Team Sump fundraising cycling event Bike MS Gateway Getaway 2016 led by Team Sump captain Mike Weltmer. For more info about the ride, please visit www.bikeMS.org

A note from our team Captain Mike Weltmer: 

"Multiple Sclerosis (MS) touched my life many years ago through my wife whose father was diagnosed with MS at the age of 32.  In 2013, my wife and I decided to participate in the BikeMS event in memory of her father.  In 2014, we again participated in the event except this time, we did it in recognition of two people, Ellen’s father and her step brother, who was diagnosed that same year.  Little did we know, I was actually riding with MS myself.  I was diagnosed with MS on January 25th, 2015 when I found myself suddenly unable to walk.  My goal at that time, was to get back on my feet and my bike and participate in the Bike MS 2015 event.  Fortunately, I was able to do this and rode 50 miles that year.  As for this year, my wife and I found ourselves without a team for the 2016 Bike MS event.  Because the ride means so much to me, I decided to try help build a team by seeking support from a local company.  My first thought was Sump Coffee.  I figured I would combine two of my favorite things, coffee and biking. To my huge relief, Scott Carey was immediately responsive and receptive to the idea.  I can’t express enough gratitude to Scott and his employees for their generosity, efforts and willingness to get involved and support this event.  I will forever be grateful!"

  • Marz Yamaguchi