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John Kowaleski's Fundraiser:

The 2015 Burger Brigade

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BENEFITING: BGOOD FAMILY FOUNDATION INC

ORGANIZER: BGOOD FAMILY FOUNDATION INC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

John Kowaleski

THE STORY:

Hi – my name is John and I’m running the 2015 Boston Marathon on behalf of the b.good Family Foundation.  I’m excited to be raising money for such a great organization and am going to try to make it interesting for all of you who are looking to donate!  I’ve found that people are most excited to donate if it means I have to do something embarrassing, so you’ll have the opportunity to help me run the race with a mustache, sport a mustache for a few weeks before the race, or run with a (temporary) tattoo of your choosing on my arm.

 

I’ve set up the following donation buckets (and be sure to check the other pictures to the left)

 

The Clydesdale Match:

The first response I always get when people find out I am running is a look of shock and disbelief (being a good 40 pounds over the Clydesdale weight limit and not having much of a “runners build” will do that).   Do you think I’m crazy?  Well, this is your chance to have your donation matched, BY ME, if I don’t finish the marathon or if I do finish but in more than 5 hours (and don’t feel bad betting against me – it will be motivation for me to get out on my training runs and to finish!)

 

Mustachioed -

The picture above was taken after a lost bet due to my Broncos not being able to even make it past the Colts in the playoffs, and due to popular demand, it's back.  Want me to have to run with a mustache?  If the total donations here get to $2,000, I’ll be running the marathon with a mustache.  If this gets up to $5,000, I’ll sport the mustache starting 2 weeks before the marathon and keep it until I finish (or until the end of Marathon Monday…just in case I don’t finish…)

 

Full Body Tattoo-

Nice and easy here – for $400 I’ll wear a 3 inch X 3 inch temporary tattoo of your choosing on my arm when I run (this is the standard post-it note size).  Taunt me with the Manning Face, an embarrassing picture you have of me or anything else you can think of- as long as it's family-friendly, I’ll wear it.  Space is limited!

 

Collectors Items-

Sure to either go up or down drastically in value, for $100 you get a personally signed and numbered picture of me crossing the finish line.  Also, anyone who donates a total of $500 or more to any of the levels above will get one of these sought after mementos (So $400 for a tattoo plus $100 Clydesdale match also gets you a picture).

 

Goatee-less

When I originally committed to running the Boston marathon, my friend, Shaun, agreed to do it with me. Not long after, he came to his senses and unlike me, realized that his body isn't made for marathon running. Feeling a sense of obligation and guilt for bailing, he has agreed to another contribution. He is going to encourage his friends, family and enemies to donate to this campaign.  If I reach $15k in donations, he will shave off a goatee that he has only shaved twice since high school and not once since 2001.  At that time, his girlfriend (now his wife) told him to "never do it again" because he looked like a fat 10 year old.  I wonder how many chins he is hiding under that goatee now.  Help me find out.

 

****This page does not offer a way to donate to different areas like this, so please just put in the notes where you’d like your donation to be applied to!

$10,288

MONEY RAISED
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  • anonymous

    $700

  • Ryan Owen

    $100

  • KC

    $400

  • Maloney Family

    $200

  • Patty Santorella

    $100

  • Tettybong

    $100

  • finn shoeshiner

    $100

  • Bill's Boss

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Michelle Morrell

    $100

  • Sfuz

    $100

  • Margo Howland

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Kerrie Hourihan

    $100

  • 143 KT

    $200

  • BTC

    $250

  • Katie Tully

     

  • Susie

    $100

  • Shupina N.

    $150

  • Lack Toast

    $150

  • Tim Griffin

    $26

  • Pam and Tina

     

  • Casano Family

    $157

  • CCP Match

    $700

  • Ron + Cathi

    $200

  • CCP Event - thanks VL, JH, KH

    $730

  • Liebermans

    $100

  • McCue

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John R

     

  • Anupam

    $100

  • Zdunczyk Family

    $100

  • El Jarndiner Boy

     

  • Chris and Ang

    $100

  • Birsy & Alex Jennings

    $100

  • Ron and Fid

    $100

  • Kendra and Matt

    $200

  • Bigcat & Jomama

    $100

  • #12s: Meghan and Ed Wright

    $100

  • Lisa Muise(woman at wedding)

    $50

  • CCP Match

    $900

  • anonymous

    $200

  • The McCartie's

    $100

  • Kage and David

    $100

  • The NB Elliotts

    $100

  • Colorado Springs Gayle

    $25

  • Mom & Dad

    $500

  • Kathy & Francois

    $200

  • CCP Match

    $675

  • S.A - thank you!

    $250

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137% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $29,269 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

John Kowaleski

Amount Raised

$10,288

 

137% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shaun Polke

Amount Raised

$8,028

 

107% Raised of $7,501 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tony Rosenfeld

Amount Raised

$2,950

 

59% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nell O'Connell

Amount Raised

$2,850

 

95% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Monika Bach Schroeder

Amount Raised

$2,050

 

103% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom OKeefe

Amount Raised

$1,661

 

28% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Midden

Amount Raised

$1,342

 

22% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

S.A - thank you!

S.A - thank you!

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

CCP Match

CCP Match

DONATION: $675

3 years ago

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Kathy & Francois

Kathy & Francois

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Colorado Springs Gayle

Colorado Springs Gayle

DONATION: $25

Impressive to say the least! 3 years ago

The NB Elliotts

The NB Elliotts

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kage and David

Kage and David

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The McCartie's

The McCartie's

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

anonymous

anonymous

DONATION: $200

Proud of you. Can I run it with you next year? 3 years ago

CCP Match

CCP Match

DONATION: $900

3 years ago