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    • Shamus Shuffle Group
  • 2018 Shuffle Event Details

    • What: 
      A charity ride/walk/run to benefit the Dorothy Day Outreach Center at Saint Francis University
    • When:
      Saturday, October 27th | Bike riders depart at 8:15am;  Runners depart at 8:30am; Walkers depart at 8:40am
    • Where:
      The Ghost Town Trail Memorial Field Pavilion in Ebensburg (view map)
    • Why:
      The Shuffle supports Brother Shamus McGrenra's2018 Charity Ride that raises money for the Dorothy Day Center
    • Who: 
      The Shamus Shuffle is open to all members of the community. All ages and abilities are welcome.
    • Cost:
      Free; Donations to the Brother Shamus Charity Ride will be accepted. Donate here >
  • What is the "Shamus Shuffle"?

    In 2011, Bro. Shamus McGrenra T.O.R., a 70-year-old Franciscan friar beloved by the community, decided to use his love of cycling as a way to raise money for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center at Saint Francis University. Hence, the annual Brother Shamus Charity Ride was born.  The first year, he cycled 375 miles, and was able to raise over $12,000. Since then, he has raised a total of over $200,000 for the Center to assist local families in need. 

    While making initial plans for his third charity ride in 2013, Bro. Shamus was diagnosed with colon cancer. Undergoing treatment and unable to ride, but knowing how much the Dorothy Day Outreach Center relies on his fundraising efforts, he reached out to the community for help. To show its support, Saint Francis University organized the first Bro. Shamus Shuffle, an event aimed to get others moving and to help Bro. Shamus reach his fundraising goal. 

    The Bro. Shamus Shuffle remains a fun community event that allows others to join Bro. Shamus as he cycles for charity.