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2015 Ironman Arizona

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BENEFITING: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: TEAM IMF

EVENT DATE: Nov 15, 2015

Penny Koller

THE STORY:

THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION wrote -

All money raised through the TEAM IMF program will benefit The IRONMAN Foundation, and specifically - the Community Fund Program. This program benefits those in the communities where IRONMAN events are held, by providing charitable support to a variety of local non-profit organizations that recognize citizens in need and provide support to the local community.

Within those communities, The IRONMAN Foundation will provide grant funding opportunities to non-profit organizations, while also working with community leaders to identify projects that will benefit the community and provide funding to support those initiatives.  Read Penny's story below:

My name is Penny Koller.  I  am training for my first IRONMAN this year, which consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 run totaling 140.6 miles on November 15, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona.  I am a 53-year-old single mother of 4, registered nurse, and a breast cancer survior of 14 years and counting! 

What made me decide to do something like training for an IM at this stage in my life? Well, I started running in my 20's, biking in my 40's, then a friend of mine that is a triathlete, pretty much pushed me to get in the water and encouraged me to register for my first Sprint Triathlon in 2012. Through his faith in me and knowing that I would totally dig this sport, he was right...I fell in love with it!  Thanks, Carl!  It has been a life changing experience learning what kind of drive I am really made of!  I am so blessed....life flat out rocks!

Finishing a race gaining self-gratification with a medal around my neck, isn't as fulfilling as completing one with a charity wrapped around my heart.  I feel a great need in giving back what God has given me...and that is life.  I want to make a difference in someone else's life by raising money for charities in the community of Tempe, Arizona.  Completing my first IRONMAN knowing that I am making that difference will be the ulimate reward. 

The Ironman Foundation is a link for you to also give back.  I would appreciate your support in my greatest journey that I have ever taken on in my life that will last me a life time.  I want to race my race crossing the IRONMAN finish line with you having ownership of me, believing in me with every single swim stroke, bike mile, and every step I take towards that finish line....I want you there. 

Thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart.

Penny Koller

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ~Isaiah 40:31

 

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To This Fundraiser

$3,055

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Clint

    $50

  • Sheri

    $50

  • Bruce Teel

    $40

  • Carl Leonard

    $50

  • Mark Van Vessem

    $200

  • Laura McAda

    $200

  • Dean Dalquist

    $250

  • Chelly and Joe Quinn

    $150

  • Kelley

    $25

  • Eric & Kim

    $25

  • Karen Holland

    $90

  • Amy Miller

    $25

  • Christy Norris

     

  • Kyle and Valerie Nulisch

    $50

  • Cheri Chapman

    $50

  • Cami and Ray Mackey

    $50

  • Kristi Ream

    $50

  • Ben Wright

    $50

  • Coach Gayle Mortola

    $100

  • The Latin Sensation LOL

    $20

  • Logan Lill

    $10

  • Rhonda

    $20

  • Lloyd nabors

    $500

  • Ronnie Krajca

    $50

  • Dr. Teresa Farr

    $50

  • Stephen Jones

    $50

  • Debbie A.

    $20

  • Cliff & Tish Gunnels

    $25

  • The G-Men

    $25

  • Penny Koller

    $25

  • Diane Marshall

    $25

  • Carmen Ayo

    $50

  • TuTu

    $50

  • Doris Hamilton

    $100

  • Rae Harvill

    $20

  • Mary Jo Pickett

    $25

  • Phyllis & Kenny Whitehead

    $50

  • Mark Howard

    $100

  • Mr Motown

    $50

  • Bruce Teel

    $160

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102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $286,073 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Marc Friend

Amount Raised

$11,450

 

46% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Denise Shannon

Amount Raised

$10,000

Fundraiser Title

Kristine Frost

Amount Raised

$7,950

 

80% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caroline Billon

Amount Raised

$6,075

 

122% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Roberts

Amount Raised

$5,282

Fundraiser Title

Todd Gray

Amount Raised

$5,150

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Richard Alamo

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Fornal

Amount Raised

$4,669

 

156% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Bruce Teel

Bruce Teel

DONATION: $160

Go get'em. 2 years ago

Mr Motown

Mr Motown

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mark Howard

Mark Howard

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Phyllis & Kenny Whitehead

Phyllis & Kenny Whitehead

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mary Jo Pickett

Mary Jo Pickett

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Rae Harvill

Rae Harvill

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Doris Hamilton

Doris Hamilton

DONATION: $100

Hi Penny!! Here I Am Trying This Again!! Good Luck In The Race Girl , See You In November!! Love You 2 years ago

TuTu

TuTu

DONATION: $50

Go Penny! You flat out ROCK!!! 2 years ago

Carmen Ayo

Carmen Ayo

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Diane Marshall

Diane Marshall

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 2 years ago