Two senior members of foodservice manufacturers representative firm Apex Commercial Kitchen Co have announced that they plan to cycle across an entire state to raise money for charity.
Brothers Mike and Adam Klosterman have raised money for Folds of Honor in the past by hosting a charity dinner, but now they plan to cycle 300 miles across Missouri in only three days for the cause.
The charity gifts educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen soldiers.
Apex Commercial Kitchen Co is based in Kansas City and is run by principal Mark Klosterman.
Keeping it in the family, sons Mike and Adam work in sales and as corporate chef respectively.
Mike Klosterman wrote, announcing the news: “After recently [becoming] bored with working out, we wanted to set out to do something that was uncomfortable, something to work towards, to not only raise awareness, but to also raise money for Folds of Honor along the way.
“That being said, when discussing an event idea with my brother Adam, I mentioned to him that I had an idea and he was all in without actually knowing what was on my mind, which is truly special. A commitment to something bigger to make a difference.
“We would love to ask for your donation in an attempt to make an impact on people’s lives, via the foodservice channel. Since the inception of Folds of Honor in 2007, they have awarded 24,500 scholarships and in 2019-2020, they awarded 4,500 in total, however, there are increasing numbers of applicants every year! We would love to see how many families we can touch, as an industry/group, at the expense of us riding 300 miles on a bike.”
They begin on September 17, and are asking for donations to be made at Folds of Honor’s website.
Donations cane be submitted by visiting: https://folds-of-honor-2.snwbll.com/honor-ride