|(L-R) Betty 'Mom' Walker, Jim Pietrangelo, |
Tim 'Pops" Walker, Sr. & Kelly 'Sugar Bee' Walker
Team Sugar Bee started with 6 people back in 1993 and has grown to over 100 riders. The team is comprised of friends and family that communicate by this web site, e-mail and telephone. Tim Jr., Kelly's brother is our team captain.
Team Sugar Bee is one of the top fund raising teams in Colorado. Out goal is to raise $100,000+ each year. In 2010, the team became the first friends and family team to reach $1,000,000. And we're well on our way to $2,000,000! Over the years, the Team has received numerous awards:
|Kelly 'Sugar Bee' Walker & big |
brother/team captain, Tim Walker, Jr.
- 2012 - The Walker Family was inducted into the MS Volunteer Hall of Fame for Funding the Mission.
- 2013 - Team Sugar Bee was inducted into The Circle of Distinction at the NMSS Leadership Conference. This award is given to teams, corporations and individuals who have raised over $1,000,000 for the fight to eradicate MS.
- 2016 - Betty & Tim Walker aka (Mom and Pops Sugar Bee) received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National MS Society for their 20+ years of volunteer service as co-captains of the Team Sugar Bee Volunteers at rest stops and the lunch stops for Bike MS-150 Tours since 1996.
From 1996-2016, Team Sugar Bee Volunteers helped host the ride's Lunch Rest Stop on Saturday. It was the only non-corporate funded rest stop on the Bike MS ride and was voted the best stop many times over. We love all the bees in our hive!