The $2,500 grants are intended to help recipients pursue their boldest XTERRA travel dream and result in a connection with the global XTERRA community through a shared love of the “Live More” spirit.
Applications for the 2020 Dave DeSantis XTERRA Legacy Grant are being accepted now through October 11, 2019 at xterraplanet.com/DeSantisLegacyGrant.
DeSantis was a true XTERRA Warrior and an inspiration to everyone he met. In 2013, he was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma and was given a year to live. He fought the cancer with everything he had and continued to race XTERRA off-road triathlons throughout his treatment. He lost his long and valiant battle with melanoma on June 5, 2017.
In his memory, XTERRA renamed the recurring XTERRA Warrior Award the Dave DeSantis XTERRA Warrior award and to perpetuate his legacy further, his wife Kathy Doyle established the Dave DeSantis XTERRA Legacy Grant, affording others the opportunity to follow in his footsteps.
“Dave traveled and raced XTERRA all around the world. He rode with passion in his heart and love in his soul,” said Doyle.
“The sport brought immeasurable joy into his life, and his happiness was obvious when you heard him cheerfully whistling while pedaling away for another ride, another race, another challenge.”
Apply now at xterraplanet.com/DeSantisLegacyGrant.