By Alec Donahue
Published 06/25/2023; Updated 06/25/2023

The JAM Fund is excited to announce the recipients of this year’s JAM Fund Grant. Twenty-one cyclists from six New England states and from overseas in India were selected to receive the grant because they have shown passion for the sport and a dedication to being an all-around good person on and off the bike. The grants may include funding, equipment, coaching or a combination of those to help support the recipients’ cycling goals and participation in cyclocross races. The recipients will formally receive their awards during a special ceremony at the JAM Fund Grand Fundo on July 23 at Cummington Fairgrounds in Cummington, Massachusetts. The event is open to the public, and all proceeds go to JAM Fund’s cycling development and grant program. Come celebrate the recipients with us at this year’s Fundo!

This year’s JAM Fund Grant recipients:

Eli Billings, 13, of Newton, Massachusetts; Tanya Boulanova, 28, of Beverly, Massachusetts; Günther Breismeister, 11, of Northampton, Massachusetts; Boden Chenail, 16, of Granby, Connecticut; Henri Dumont, 11, of Northampton, Massachusetts; Eneas Caden Freyre, 15, of Redding, Connecticut; Nathaniel Gervez, 16, of Plymouth, New Hampshire; Eric Harrington, 15, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Kellie Harrington, 18, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Betty Hasse, 20, of Providence, Rhode Island; Charles Jarm, 15, of Needham, Massachusetts; Madison Johnson, 11, of Southampton, Massachusetts; Vinay Kumar, 26, of Karnataka, India; Griffin Larson, 17, of Essex, Vermont; Jackson Malone, 19, of Hollis, New Hampshire; Aiden Mapel, 20, of Southwick, Massachusetts; Cormac Nagle, 14, of Bolton, Massachusetts; Sophie Parrott, 16, of Chesterfield, Massachusetts; Gage Payer, 15, of Lee, Massachusetts; Priscilla Richardson, 15, of Taftsville, Vermont; and Melinda Wetzel, 19, of Niskayuna, New York.

The purpose of the JAM Fund Grant is to help young riders overcome the financial barriers associated with cycling while also mentoring them to be good members of society. Grant recipients were selected after a review of applications that were due in June.

JAM Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organization, created in 2003 by Jeremy Powers, Alec Donahue and Mukunda Feldman. The team’s activities are made possible through corporate sponsorships and individual donations. Each year, the organization issues grants including financial and technical resources and professional training to aspiring cyclists who show enthusiasm and determination to do their best. To find out more about the grant program and JAM Fund, visit

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Hope to see you at the Fundo!
Jeremy, Alec and Mukunda



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