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How You Can Help Br. Shamus


  • What is the "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.

  • 7th Annual Brother Shamus Shuffle

  • Registration

    Shamus Shuffle Registration Form 2017

    Mail registration and payment to: 

    Saint Francis University Social Committee
    Attn: Melita O'Donnell
    P.O. Box 600
    Loretto, PA 15940

    For more information call: 814.472.3004

    Date and Time
    Date:  Saturday, August 26, 2017
    Location:Ghost Town Trail Memorial Field Pavilion, Ebensburg
     Registration: 8 a.m.
    Cyclers' Departure:9 a.m. 
     Runners' Departure: 9:15 a.m.
     Walkers' Departure: 9:30 a.m.

     *NOTE: The distance you ride, run or walk is up to each participant. 

    Cost

    The cost to register is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Participants will receive a Shamus Shuffle fanny pack, refreshments and a drink.  

    We ask that participants bring canned goods to help stock the shelves at the Dorothy Day Center.

    All the proceeds from the event directly benefit the Dorothy Day Outreach Center in honor of the Br. Shamus Charity Ride

  • Like to Paint?

    Join the Painting Party to benefit Brother Shamus's Charity Ride and the Dorothy Day Center! The Saint Francis Social Committee invites you to join us Tuesday, August 1, for a guided art party with  Mesaros Arts & Entertainment. Seating is limited. All skill levels are welcome. $35 per person.

    Learn More and Register