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Watson Children's Center 'Bike for Shelter' goes virtual

Posted at 8:03 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 22:03:46-04

MISSOULA — The annual Watson Children's Shelter "Bike for Shelter" fundraiser is happening throughout the rest of this month, but it's a little different this year.

Bike for Shelter started 20 years ago, and is now one of Watson Children's Shelter's biggest fundraisers.

This year, because of the pandemic, the fundraiser is going virtual. The shelter is asking people to bike however far they want, for however long they want, throughout May.

Development coordinator Megan Spinler says they have already had 330 people registered.

"Bike for Shelter raises a critical portion of our funding here at the shelter, and it helps provide care to over 100 children annually, and help around 30 families build better bonds with their children and things like that," Spinler said.

Spinler says they are hoping to get 1,000 people to participate this year.