Amgen Tour of California: A purpose greater than racing
The whole time that the team was fighting for position on the road and battling to defend the KOM points, they were wearing the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation logo on their backs. The team has supported the foundation and the amazing work that it does for years in a number of ways, and this year they wanted to bring attention to it in a different fashion. Not only did the team proudly carry the logos on their jerseys, bikes, and vehicles, but they also welcomed Adelynn Case to be pro for a day on stage 7. Adelynn is seven years old and received grants in 2012 and 2016 to help fund hearing aids after she was diagnosed with Pendred Syndrome. With the help of the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grants Adelynn is not only able to hear better, but her speech and school work have improved dramatically. The team welcomed Adelynn in Pasadena to watch the final stage live, on course. After the team crossed the finish line they proudly presented Adelynn with a special Jakroo jersey, helmet, and an Orbea bike.