29 Nov Yes! I want to support Employee Children’s Education at Woodstock School by pledging toward #willymakitwillynot, Kenton ‘78’s fundraising bike tour!
During the upcoming Winter Break, Woodstock’s Director of Communications Kenton Beachy Class of ‘78 plans a 4,600 km (2,860 miles) motorcycle trek from Woodstock School to Goa and back December 27 thru January 18. He realised this would be a perfect opportunity to run a challenge fundraiser in support of the Woodstock Employees’ Children’s Education Fund in association with Woodstock’s Advancement and Alumni Relations Office, Friends of Woodstock School in the U.S., and Canadian Friends of Woodstock School in Canada.
The Woodstock Employees’ Children’s Education Fund provides scholarship support in addition to Woodstock’s standard employee benefit of Rs 20,000 per child. The Fund supports the overall aspirational endeavours of Woodstock’s employees who work in estates, security, food services, etc. to provide the best education possible for their children. Based on both merit and need, the Fund helps employees cover the additional costs beyond their regular educational benefit from Woodstock in order for their children to attend higher-quality primary and secondary schools, paving the way for ever-greater academic support and achievement as well as upward economic mobility for their entire families.
You can learn more about the Fund here and watch the video about the ride and those it will benefit here.
Kenton plans to document his travels via the Woodstock Alumni Instagram account so that you can follow along. Pledges can be made either per kilometre completed or by a flat donation amount. We’re having intermittent trouble with the following form. If you don’t get an immediate email response to your form submission, please try again later. Thanks!
Kenton joined the Woodstock staff seven months ago. He and his three siblings attended Woodstock – John Allen Beachy ’60, Cheryl Jo (Beachy) Paulovich ’69, and Lynette (Beachy) Bauman ’76.
He’s taken up motorbiking on his 2022 Bajaj Dominar 400 as an avid interest since joining Woodstock. In his younger years he rode cross country a lot in the U.S. and has completed a few rides locally, including the full day Nag Tibba circuit ride with Alex Manton ‘84 and Vidur Kapur ‘00 in October (see the article here). He’s calling the challenge #willymakitwillynot because 4,600 km in 23 days will be a gruelling ride but is one he certainly expects to complete!
Please join our growing list of sponsors:
|Dr Craig Cook||USD 200||USD 200|
|Maggie Hallet||USD 50||USD 50|
|Vidur Kapur||INR 10,000||INR 10,000|
|John Beachy||USD .05/km||USD 230|
|DeAnna Hall||USD .01/km||USD 46|
|Lauren Greenberg||USD 70||USD 70|
|Shailesh Garg||INR 2/km up to INR 10,000||INR 10,000|
|Katie Jo Walter||INR 1/km||INR 4,600|
|Dr Brad Barnhardt||INR 1/km||INR 4,600|
|Imtiaz Rai||INR 1/km||INR 4,600|
|Vimmi Dang||INR 1/km||INR 4,600|
|Marcus and Fabiola Shaw||USD 200||USD 200|
|Towseef Ayaz Khan||INR 2,000||INR 2,000|
|Cheryl Jo Beachy||USD 280||USD 280|
|John E Whitcomb||USD 500||USD 500|
|Bruce Davis||USD 500||USD 500|
|Preeti Roongta||INR 10,000||INR 10,000|
|Lois Kniss||INR 2/km||INR 9,200|
|Max Marble||INR 2/km||INR 9,200|
|Rob Swartz||USD 50||USD 50|
|Rachel Wyon||INR 1/km||INR 4,600|
|Kathleen Hawthorne||INR 2/km||INR 9,200|
|Anonymous||USD 200||USD 200|
|Tanya Garg||INR 1/km||INR 4,600|
|Sumana DasGupta Bhasin||INR 2,000||INR 2,000|
|Nandita Amin||INR 10,009||INR 10,009|
|Beverly Harp||INR 1/km||INR 4,600|
|Jesal Parikh||INR 1/km||INR 4,600|
|Jonathan Seefeldt||INR 1/km||INR 4,600|
|Priya Kapoor||INR 1/km||INR 4,600|
|Alex Manton||USD 280||USD 280|
|Rahul Amin||Will match amount raised||–|
The trip started on December 27 – watch here for updates!
Anyone interested in biking any leg of the journey with Kenton contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-501-3332.
The Route: 23 Days – 4,600 km – 1 Woodstock alum and his Dominar 400!
- Dec 27: Woodstock to Delhi – Actual 303 km
- Jan 1: Delhi to Jaipur – Actual 300 km
- Jan 3: Jaipur to Udaipur – Actual 414 km
- Jan 4: Udaipur to Vadodara – Actual 355 km (overnight guest of Rahul Amin, Class of ’71 and former Woodstock Board Member)
- Jan 5: Vadodara to Mumbai – Actual 439 km
- Jan 7: Mumbai to Ratnagiri – Actual 370 km
- Jan 8: Ratnagiri to Goa – Actual 269 km (rode with Vidur Kapur Class of ’00 and Woodstock Director of Admissions)
- Jan 12: Goa to Ratnagiri – Actual 265 km
- Jan 13: Ratnagiri to Mumbai – Actual 378 km
- Jan 14: Mumbai to Vadodara – Actual 401 km (overnight guest of Rahul Amin)
- Jan 15: Vadodara to Udaipur – Actual 344 km
- Jan 16: Udaipur to Jaipur – Actual 417 km
- Jan 17: Jaipur to Karnal – Actual 399 km
- Jan 18: Karnal to Woodstock – Actual 193 km (home!)
Cheryl J PaulovichPosted at 10:31h, 19 December
We’ll be with you every km of the road! Be safe!
Cheryl J PaulovichPosted at 10:33h, 19 December
We’re looking forward to your videos and stories. Have fun!
Cheryl J PaulovichPosted at 10:35h, 19 December
Ride on dear brother, exploring and experiencing this great country of our birth!
Kenton BeachyPosted at 18:29h, 24 December
Thank you, sis! 😎
Max MarblePosted at 09:52h, 29 December
What a wonderful idea and adventure. I would love to be on the ride. Having received my license in Dehra Dun, I started motorcycling my Senior at Woodstock. I was only 17 at the time, and that is another story. I was truthful about my age.
I am looking forward to following you, Kenton. God speed. Love the video you did a while back.
Katie Jo WalterPosted at 13:29h, 30 December
Excited to see your stories, Kenton! Thanks again for creating this opportunity to spread awareness and encourage giving to Employees’ Children’s Education!
Sumana BhasinPosted at 17:27h, 02 January
A fantastic initiative for our people in Woodstock who take care of us daily!