North Carolina’s Team ‘Little Guy’ Wheels $161,000 For Wounded Soldiers

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – Team Little Guy, a group of employees and directors of credit unions across North Carolina, rolled into town Saturday to bring that journey to a powerful finish and to present Hope for the Warriors with a check for $161,000.

The team began a series of bike rides in September, starting with Greensboro’s Tour to Tanglewood, with a goal of raising $100,000 to support Hope for the Warriors, as well as a monument to wounded warriors that will be placed outside of the warriors’ Hope and Care Center aboard Camp Lejeune.

The fourth rider — Eric Gelly, his father David “Bubba” Gelly, Ed Agnoli, and John Radebaugh — began Team Little Guy’s final ride of the year June 17 at Fort Bragg Army Base. The three-day ride took the team 234 miles and to five different North Carolina military bases.

For their final ride Team Little Guy had an extra member: Sgt. 1st Class Andy McAffrey, an active-duty soldier stationed at Ft. Bragg. McAffrey, who lost his right forearm to a grenade in Afghanistan in 2003 and has participated in a number of Hope for the Warriors events, received the invite to participate just a day before the event.

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