The team lines up ready to take off.
Top fundraiser Alan Quintero ready to roll.
A few members of Team Red White and Blue
A total of 60 riders, including 18 Transocean employees, rallied together in mid- April for the annual BP MS 150 and raised $78,603.20 – the highest amount the company team has ever achieved. This year, the Transocean team made the Top 50 list of team contributors at number 49 out of hundreds of teams.
The BP MS 150 is a 180-mile, two-day fundraising cycling ride in Texas organized by the National MS Society Lone Star chapter. The largest event of its kind in North America, the bike journey begins in Houston and ends in Austin. The mission of the charity event is to mobilize people and resources, to drive research for a cure for MS (multiple sclerosis) and to address the challenges of everyone affected by it. The top fundraiser was Alan Quintero, Senior Vice President, Operations Americas, who raised a total of $12,200.
Unique to this year’s team was the participation of Team Red White and Blue, another non-profit group whose mission is to “enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.” This veteran service organization added 12 riders and even more encouragement for the Transocean team.
“The efforts of the Transocean team for the BP MS 150 charity event are commendable and represent the company’s commitment to our community and giving back,” said Steven Newman, Transocean Ltd. President and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m proud of each individual who participated in the journey and would like to say ‘thank you’ on behalf of Transocean for riding our company name across the finish line of an important organization for a great cause.”
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