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Jeff Papenfus, one of the founders of
and a noted Upstate outdoors enthusiast, died while mountain biking in North Carolina on July 30, 2011.
He helped found www.go-greenevents.com in 2010 and it quickly has become one of the region’s top online race entry websites. Jeff was also a former member of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and one of the founders of NEXT in the Greenville community. He was a cycling enthusiast, adventure racer, runner and mountain biker in the Upstate with scores of races under his belt. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Papenfus.
Local business leaders have noted Jeff's impact on the community. One of Jeff's other great passions was being outdoors whether it be on his bike, on a trail or in a canoe.
With the help of his wife, go-greenevents is honoring Jeff by starting a memorial fund to support organizations that were important to him. Some of the charities include:
Upstate SORBA (local chapter of the Southeastern Off-Road Bicycle Association, IMBA affiliate)
Greenville County Recreation District (Trails Division)
American Heart Association
City of Greenville Mountain Bike Trails
Paris Mountain State Park Friends
Jeff helped start this website with the idea that we could offer registrations at a low cost that was simple to do. This one time I think we can break the rules. If you need to donate via Check (snail mail) please make the check to the following:
Jeff Papenfus Memorial Fund
209 Forrester Creek Way
Greenville SC 29607
Also if the amount you want to donate is not here please simply email me ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and in true Jeff fashion I will make that amount appear.