Steven Cozza Race for Kids Children’s Charity Annual Award Recipient

Name of Charity Web Page Quote from Charity Country Year Amount Donated
Families of SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy http://www.fsma.org/
“Families of SMA is proud to have the support of Steven Cozza through his Race for Kids program. His dedication to helping children around the world is an inspiration to our whole community. His approach of “Never Give Up” is a great match with the families in the SMA community who never stop with their efforts to develop a cure for this disease.” Kenneth Hobby, President, Families of SMA – Spinal Muscular Atrophy
USA 2010 $800.
None selected in 2011 None Donations collected for 2011 will be used to donate to a children’s charity and or child and family in 2012. Steven Cozza Race for Kids 501C3 Charitable Non-profit went through many issues in 2011 that made it difficult to be organized to select an award recipient, including selecting a board, Steven’s illness which ended his season early and general program reorganiztion. Global 2011 0
Brody Tatman Trust Fund This donation contribution came from some of the Race for Kids Fan Club Members to help little 2.5 year old Brody and his family with his fight against cancer.
For more information please contact BrodyTatman@hotmail.com
Or follow Brody’s progress on www.CaringBridge.org
In January 2012, at only 2½ years old, Brody was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He is currently undergoing treatment his dad Jeff and mom Erika, thank all those who donated to help Brody. Please join us in Brody’s fight against Leukemia. A Very Special Thank you to Steven Cozza Race for Kids non-profit. www.stevencozza.com USA 2012 $1058.58.

Steven, Jen and Mamacita Enjoying Beauty of Winter

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After a hard training day Steven enjoys lunch at Tomales Bay with Jen and Mamacita Dec. 2010

Steven and Jen enjoying an evening with nature at Bodega Bay, California

Jen and Steven Kayak Adventure, Nov. 2011

Jen in kayak says, "Steven, let's check out the stump"

There is beauty in everything, even in a stump

 

Steven is cross training in the Russian River while on his Kayak Adventure with his fiance Jen

Team NetApp Presentation, Amsterdam

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Steven being interviewed

 

Riders waiting to be introduced

 

Proud to race a Simplon bike!!!

Steven's Teammates

Management being interviewed

Team NetApp 2011 Training Camp Mallorca, Spain

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Simplon Team NetApp Bike from Austria

Steven's Teammates 1st Day Training Camp, Mallorca, Spain

First Day Training Camp Mallorca, Spain

Steven says he loves the Simplon "ride"

"Break Time"

"Around We Go"

"Now everyone say Cheese."

"Where's the water!"

Steven says, "We worked hard today. My teammates and I are focused and determined!"

"Team NetApp will become a force to reckon with in the 2011 peloton."

"Team NetApp One for All and All for One!"

"Bike Talk"

"Good Times"

 

Steven says, "I lost so much weight at training camp my favorite sun glasses don't fit any longer." - "Home Sweet Home"

 

Liam Mulcahy Interviews Steven Cozza, Team NetApp

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Liam Mulcahy, founder

Cycle 4 sick Children, Republic of Ireland

http://www.cycle4sickchildren.com/

January 17, 2011

 Liam: Best and worst thing about being a pro cyclist??

Steven: The best thing about being a pro cyclist is I get to ride my bike for a living.  Worst thing is I am away from my family and friends for long periods of time and I can’t own a dog.

Liam: Are you ever on a climb and think about getting off and kicking the bike to pieces?

Steven: No Never, only the guys bike in front of me. Ha.  I love my Simplon bike and would never kick it. 

Liam: If you weren’t into cycling , what sport would you play?  

Steven: UFC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship – mixed martial arts

Liam: What would be your top piece of advice for all amateur cyclists ?

Steven: Have fun and ride clean
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Liam: You Live By your saying “never give up”.  Has there ever been a time you have said enough is enough?  And what makes you “NEVER  GIVE UP” ?

Steven: Yes. Quitting is not an option and I won’t ever give up.  As long as you give it your very best even in defeat you can feel proud that you never gave up and did your very best. Like my Never Give up wrestling video, I was the underdog. I was about to be pinned and I gave it one last effort and won the match. We all face challenges in life many times over. I like to encourage others to never give up no matter what obstacle they face in life.

Liam: What Bike do you Love to Ride?
                           

Steven: Simplon from Austria

Simplon Team NetApp Bike from Austria

Liam: What comes first, chicken or the egg?�
 

Steven: Neither. The question we should ask is: Can one live without the other? No. They need each other to exist. Just like we as people need one another to exist.

Liam: What is it like at Team NetApp?
 

Steven: It’s incredible.  Awesome.

Liam: Favorite race of all time?

Steven: All of them. 

Liam: Greatest win of your career to date?

 Steven: My only win as a pro cyclist was a stage at the Vuelta Chihuahua Internacional, Mexico. So that would be my favorite win.

Liam: What age should kids start Racing ?

Steven: When they choose to race.

Liam: Do you support any NFL or Basketball Team if so who ?

Steven: No, but I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants.

Liam: Who is the Biggest Inspiration in your life ?

Steven: Ghandi

Liam: All time greatest Cyclist ever ?
 

Steven: The ones who choose to race drug free.

Liam: Ever been to Ireland ?

Steven: No, but would like to visit some day.

Liam: Kelly or Roche ?
 

Steven: Kelly

Liam: How has your family influenced your sporting career?

Steven: They taught me to believe in myself.

Liam: Cycle 4 Sick Children, what is your view?�
 

Steven: Very cool. It’s our responsibility as human beings on planet earth to help others. It’s the rent we pay for living on earth and Cycle 4 Sick Children is doing this.  To be able to ride your bike and help others is a great thing.

Liam: What is your up take on riders caught doping ?

Steven: It’s sad, but with everything in life you have people who lack integrity and will do anything for their own personal gain. They don’t care how others are affected or how they hurt the sport of cycling.

Thanks for the questions

 Your friend

 Steven Cozza, Team NetApp