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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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Patrick Powers

THE STORY:

I am running the 2016 New York Marathon with my 29 year old son, John.  He received his ticket via the lottery - I did not.   Being 65 and training with a fit 29 year old was not a very smart idea!  However, wanting to run, I contacted Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York to see if they would accept me into their program, and they did so, graciously.

Here is what makes this opportunity so exciting for me:  I am Vice Governor General of a nearly 30,000 member Catholic organization called the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. It is a papal order of chivalry (knighthood). Google it if interested in its history and what they do for the Church.

One of the Order's largest lieutenancies (chapters) is based in New York and has almost 2700 members. I thought that if I could get some of them interested in contributing to Catholic Charities of New York through my participation in the marathon, it would be fun and would benefit a very worthy cause. Afterall, Catholic Charities is the Archbishop's (Cardinal Dolan) flagship charity. The Cardinal is the spiritual leader of our Order in New York and does so very much to support us.  Together we can thank him for all of his support by raising some money for the good works Catholic Charities does in his name.

I personally donated the required fundraising amount, so that is out of the way and no one is helping me to cover my obligation.  Any donations made by others are simply to help an outstanding Catholic charity.

I ran the New York Marathon in 2008 and it was a terrific experience for me.  Actually, one of the highlights was attending Mass at 500PM on Saturday night (right before the race on Sunday) at St. Patrick's Cathedral.  Msgr. Ritchie invited all of the runners to come up on the altar and receive a special blessing. Wow! What a powerful and holy moment!  He will do it again this year and I strongly encourage every runner to attend. It is an unforgetable experience. 

Lastly, my dear wife, Deborah, is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn, and a graduate of Brooklyn College.  That makes me a New Yorker by marriage - and I am proud to be one! I dedicate this race to her.  Love you, Hon!

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York wrote -

Welcome to Team Catholic Charities NY, the TCS New York City Marathon team of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. We invite you to learn more about our Team’s mission and to join us in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon taking place Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Our runners will raise money for Catholic Charities to help provide for New Yorker’s in need!

Serving over 350,000 clients through a federation of 90 agencies, Catholic Charities NY provides help and creates hope in 5 program areas:

Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth
Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless
Strengthening Families & Resolving Crisis
Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged
Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Last year our runners raised $69,846 and are looking to raise even more this year!

Become part of this exciting opportunity to give back while running in the largest marathons in the greatest city ever – New York City!

Visit our website to learn more about Catholic Charities involvement in the TCS New York City Marathon, or to apply to run with Team Catholic Charities NY: www.catholiccharitiesny.org/teamcathcharitiesny

 

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To This Fundraiser

$5,825

MONEY RAISED
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  • Patrick Powers

    $3,000

  • Helene & Nicholas Cirrincione

    $25

  • Frank and Judy Chiarchiaro

    $100

  • Bob & Nikki McNeill

    $50

  • Vicki, Jeff & Michael Downey

    $250

  • Maureen McKew

    $50

  • Ron Wofford KC*HS

     

  • Thomas A. D'Auria, KCHS

    $100

  • Dad

    $1,000

  • In Memory of Patrick J. McGovern, KSG, KHS

     

  • Greg G

    $500

  • John E. Paglione, KHS

    $50

  • Ian S Dowding

     

  • Martha Ann Brady

    $25

  • Sir James A. Quitoni, KCHS

    $50

  • Terry McCann, Catholic Charities Buffalo Retired CFO.

    $50

  • Roger and Josie Tizon

     

  • Clifford J. Brooks, KHS

    $50

  • Rob and Mary Bossart

    $250

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58% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $71,857 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Catholic Charities of the Archdioce...

Amount Raised

$34,975

 

97% Raised of $36,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Powers

Amount Raised

$5,825

 

58% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Walter Gaceta

Amount Raised

$4,475

 

149% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Betros

Amount Raised

$4,225

 

141% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rosie Regan

Amount Raised

$3,470

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Williams

Amount Raised

$3,437

 

115% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan O'Conor

Amount Raised

$3,275

 

109% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Eric Wandrey

Amount Raised

$3,175

 

106% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Rob and Mary Bossart

Rob and Mary Bossart

DONATION: $250

Holy Sepulchre 10 months ago

Clifford J. Brooks, KHS

Clifford J. Brooks, KHS

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Roger and Josie Tizon

Roger and Josie Tizon

In memory of the Tizon and Ferrariz families. 10 months ago

Terry McCann, Catholic Charities Buffalo Retired CFO.

Terry McCann, Catholic Charities Buffalo Retired CFO.

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Fr. Baker 10 months ago

Sir James A. Quitoni, KCHS

Sir James A. Quitoni, KCHS

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Martha Ann Brady

Martha Ann Brady

DONATION: $25

In memory of Frank Brady 10 months ago

Ian S Dowding

Ian S Dowding

10 months ago

John E. Paglione, KHS

John E. Paglione, KHS

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Greg G

Greg G

DONATION: $500

wishing H.E. Pat Powers and Monsignor Ritchie the very best !!! 10 months ago

In Memory of Patrick J. McGovern, KSG, KHS

In Memory of Patrick J. McGovern, KSG, KHS

10 months ago