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Team Hoyt 2012 Boston Marathon

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October 31, 2011

This is the page of Tim Brown and Dennis Welch, runner and rider athletes for Team Hoyt Virginia Beach.  See more

BENEFITING: HOYT FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: HOYT FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Dennis Welch

THE STORY:

Hello all and welcome to the Team Hoyt 2012 Boston Marathon fundraising page for Team Tim. Before we tell you about Team Tim, we want to give a big thanks to all those who have made this journey possible. We also want to give advance thanks to all of those who donate. Rest assured that every cent dontated is going to a very worthy cause and we know that none of this would be possible without your gracious support and contributions.

Team Tim consists of Tim Brown and Dennis Welch.

Tim Brown is a 31 year old rider athlete who has been competing for Team Hoyt Virginia Beach since 2009, where he participated in his first race, the Rock n' Roll half marathon. Since then, Tim has been participating in any and every race he can. You can find Tim racing any distance from 5k to the full marathon.

Tim’s running spirit has not been hindered by challenges in his life, including spastic quadriplegia, blindness, complex seizure disorder, and cognitive deficits. Tim loves the thrill of running, loves life, loves people, is quick to smile and say “hi”, and considers himself a “chick magnet”.

Tim also has a great support crew, including his Dad, brother Steve, as well as his other buddy, Victor—all Team Hoyt VB runners. His “pit crew” includes his Mother, sister-in-law Cameron (also Team Hoyt VB runner), and terrific nephews, Samuel and Nathan 

The other half of Team Tim is runner Dennis Welch. Dennis has been a life long runner who joined Team Hoyt Virginia Beach in 2010 and ran his first race pushing at the Rock n' Roll half marathon.

Since that first race, Dennis still continues to get "the chills" every time he steps behind the racing chair and toes the starting line of another race.

Tim and Dennis live and breathe the "Yes You Can" spirit that is Team Hoyt. For these two athletes, there isn't a race too long or too tough and they often draw inspiration from their hero's Dick and Rick Hoyt to get them through some of the tougher races.

In May of 2011, Tim and Dennis had a chance to meet their hero's when they and their Team Hoyt VB family were invited to Holland, MA to share in a very memorable weekend with Dick and Rick.

During that amazing weekend with the Hoyt's, the seed of running the Boston marathon was planted and it has been a goal for both Tim and Dennis to run with Dick and Rick on the biggest running stage in America (if not the world).

In September of 2011, the phone call came from Team Hoyt saying that Tim and Dennis had been accepted to be part of the Boston 2012 charity team. Needless to say, both Tim and Dennis were ecstatic and it still feels like a "Am I Dreaming" moment for them.

Tim and Dennis intend to spend the winter of 2011/2012 putting in many hours of training and tweaking their racing chair to shave off as much time as possible so that they are both at their best when they represent Team Hoyt at the Boston Marathon 2012.

Tim and Dennis would like thank all of those who will share this journey with them. They both know that without the support from all of you who "lend a hand", none of this would be possible.

A special thanks to all of our family and close friends who know just how much this means to us and also a huge thanks to Dick and Rick who continue to prove over and over that "Yes You Can" is not just a motto, but a lifestyle and a vision that allows us to rise to all of the challenges and put forth all of our efforts to continue giving to those with special needs.

Boston 2012 will be the platform for Tim and Dennis to show the world just what "YES YOU CAN" really means!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$5,529

MONEY RAISED
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  • Danielle Goodison

    $10

  • Thomas Hicks

    $40

  • Krista Lewellyn

    $50

  • Nikki Rhodes

    $50

  • HRR NEEDS A SWEATER VEST!

    $100

  • mary

    $25

  • Donnalee Donato

    $20

  • Jose

    $10

  • Michael Hackforth

    $100

  • Dave & Jackie Rager

    $50

  • Thor/The TMNT

    $40

  • Christy & Bill Blount

    $25

  • Russ Carawan

    $20

  • Tom Walsh

    $25

  • deb@dan Santos

    $30

  • Karyl Williams

    $25

  • Theresa Lynch and Family

    $10

  • Christina

    $50

  • Steve & Ally Speirs

    $26

  • Tom & Carla Lettis

    $50

  • Donna and Chase

    $10

  • The Cohen Family

    $50

  • Michelle B.

    $30

  • The Smith Family

    $26

  • Uncle Jack & Aunt LaVonne

    $100

  • Linda Andersen

    $10

  • Karyl Williams

    $20

  • Christy Blount

    $100

  • Tom and Amy Randolph

    $26

  • Meg McCarthy

    $10

  • Albert Garcia

    $25

  • Rachael Peterson

    $50

  • Meredith & Josh

    $40

  • Julie West

    $10

  • Boyd and Wanda Renner

    $100

  • Jayden Nogueras

    $60

  • Jenny Dugan

    $10

  • The Butler's

    $25

  • Steve and Cameron Brown

    $100

  • Brian Cobb

    $50

  • Laura

    $50

  • Terry and Garry Norman

    $100

  • Schreck

    $100

  • Kathy Enyart

    $100

  • Dena Goble and Betsy McKenna

    $100

  • Gina Santos

    $25

  • Victor Bakkar and Family

    $300

  • Deb & Dan Santos

    $30

  • Professional Diagnostics and Repairs, Inc

    $50

  • Gary & Margee Brown

    $300

  • Rose

    $30

  • 640 Boy

    $50

  • Support from Sicily!!!

    $100

  • Amy and Jerry Frostick

    $400

  • Team Bean-Doebler's

    $50

  • Final Kick Sports

    $675

  • Many amazing people!

    $1,200

  • Donna Richard

    $25

  • The Hackforth family

    $125

  • Michael G. Davis

    $25

  • Nick Ritz & Family

    $25

  • Diana

    $31

  • Gina

    $30

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The Team: $222,904 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ian Duffy

Amount Raised

$12,729

 

127% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Kellyn Gowen

Amount Raised

$10,527

 

175% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tammy Stapleton

Amount Raised

$9,567

Fundraiser Title

Jim Pathman

Amount Raised

$9,030

Fundraiser Title

Trish Newsom

Amount Raised

$8,398

 

168% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Hayes

Amount Raised

$8,265

 

165% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Famiglietti

Amount Raised

$8,216

 

164% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chuck Wagner

Amount Raised

$8,007

 

160% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Gina

Gina

DONATION: $30

Thinking of you every step of the way!!! 7 years ago

Diana

Diana

DONATION: $31

Best of luck Tim and Dennis!!! Boston Marathon...super exciting!!! Wish I could go to cheer you guys on, but I will be there in spirit! 7 years ago

Nick Ritz & Family

Nick Ritz & Family

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Michael G. Davis

Michael G. Davis

DONATION: $25

Thank you for inspiring me every time I train! Go Team Dennis and Tim!! 7 years ago

The Hackforth family

The Hackforth family

DONATION: $125

Congratulations Tim & Dennis! Have a great run in Boston. 7 years ago

Donna Richard

Donna Richard

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Many amazing people!

Many amazing people!

DONATION: $1,200

7 years ago

Final Kick Sports

Final Kick Sports

DONATION: $675

Rock On! Tim and Dennis 7 years ago

Team Bean-Doebler's

Team Bean-Doebler's

DONATION: $50

Congrats on your qualification Today. Great Birthday gift for me!! Make us proud in Boston!!! Represent Team Hoyt VB!!! 7 years ago

Amy and Jerry Frostick

Amy and Jerry Frostick

DONATION: $400

7 years ago