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Union Bank of California Foundation
presented a $25,000 check to


to establish an educational scholarship program in honor of

Copyright © Union Bank of California

left to right: Claude Innocenti (LaGrange past president),
John Stephan (Union Bank Senior Vice President), Sabina Randhawa (Union Bank Branch Manager),
Duncan Lemmon
(LaGrange president), Dan Weinberg (LaGrange),
Laurie Newman (Senior Deputy, California Senator Sheila J. Kuehl)

photo copyright © Ted Chu, CINE F SIXTY-FOUR, INC.

left to right: Claude Innocenti (LaGrange), Thomas Byrnes (LaGrange), John Stephan (Union Bank),
Duncan Lemmon (LaGrange president), Dan Weinberg (LaGrange), Alan Eskovitz (LaGrange),
Heather Baroff (LaGrange), Bruce Mitchell (LaGrange), Jonathan Weiss (LaGrange),
Paul Strauss (LaGrange)

not pictured: Jay Slater (LaGrange), Ted Chu (LaGrange), Martin Muoto (LaGrange)


In Memory of Scott Bleifer

On the morning of Saturday, September 10, 2005, Scott Bleifer and Stanislav Ionov were cycling westbound on the Pacific Coast Highway.

The placement of K-Rails on the white line separating the roadway from the shoulder for a construction project forced the two cyclists off the shoulder and into the roadway where they were struck and killed by a catering truck 3/4 mile west of Malibu Canyon Road.

More than 400 local riders gathered for a 40 mile ride organized
by La Grange last October to honor the memories of these two fallen riders.

The Union Bank of California, where Scott worked as a Vice President, donated $25,000 to La Grange to establish an educational scholarship program in honor of Scott Bleifer.

La Grange is attempting to increase this amount to at $50,000 so that annual scholarship awards can me made indefinitely. We will give out the interest we hope to earn. La Grange has raised an additional $3,500 from proceeds from the Cedars-Sinai Grand Prix raffle as well as from donations from generous club members and others.

Karen Bleifer (Scott’s sister) has expressed her wish that contributions be made to the Scott Bleifer Scholarship fund.

Or make checks payable to
Velo Club LaGrange
c/o Claude Innocenti
Attn.: Bleifer Scholarship
11817 Texas Av., #5
Los Angeles, CA 90025

GOAL REACHED (in green)

See Scott's web site.
In Memorium Scott Martin Bleifer
(April 22, 1964 - September 10, 2005


Velo Club La Grange is one of California's largest and oldest cycling clubs with over 400 members nationwide. The club was founded by Raymond Fouquet in 1969 and fields one of the top amateur racing teams in the U.S. Past members include a Tour de France stage winner, an Olympic gold medalist, and several U.S. National and California state champions.

Along with the Club's dedication to bicycle racing, the club welcomes new and inexperienced riders with a passion for cycling. La Grange is very active in the cycling and fitness communities. Our continuing public policy work with state and local government has led to major improvements in safety for all users of California roads. In addition, the Club has partnered with the Association of Blind Athletes and Meals on Wheels and sponsors an annual scholarship with the help of the Union Bank of California. La Grange enjoys the financial support of several corporations committed to promoting healthy and active living including Kahala Corporation and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

501(c)(3) California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation 95-4000746
United States Cycling Federation Number 1232



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