Ray Kampf, "Payasos Cycling Team Jerseys 2014, 2015, 2016"
In 2013 I hoped to volunteer as part of the crew with AIDS Life Cycle (ACL), a 7-day cycling tour through California starting in San Francisco and ending in Los Angeles. The tour includes up to 2,500 bicyclists and more than 500 support crew participants who raise funds for HIV/AIDS services & raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. As the ride takes place during the end of our school year, I was unable to volunteer on during the ride, but I was able to use my talents to design the cycling jerseys for The Payasos.
The Payasos (Spanish for Clowns) are a group of Latin men who dress in clown make-up and entertain at childrenâs hospitals and hold a variety of fundraising events for various childrenâs charities. I was only too happy to become the designer of their jerseys â which they also sell to raise money. As a result, The Payasos have been named one of the best uniformed teams on the ride and have raised over $180,000 over the past 3 years.