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BENEFITING: CHAMPIONS IN ACTION

EVENT DATE: May 31, 2013

THE STORY:

Champions in Action connects disadvantaged youth to life-changing mentors through soccer. 

Many Guatemalan teens face extreme pressure to join gangs, which leads them to lives of crime and violence. But every day through Champions' mentoring programs, we are seeing hundreds of youth set on a better path with a brighter future.

Champions uses soccer as a tool to bring youth and mentors together. The game is a deep-seated passion in Central America that crosses boundaries of race, gender, socio-economic status, and language.

This summer, Champions will hold two soccer camps in Guatemala where 200 at-risk youth will be connected to mentors. We are looking to raise $10,000 this spring to sponsor the attendance of 50 teens. And here's the cool thing — each donor who gives $25 or more has a chance to win a free trip to Guatemala!

To make it fun, we have enlisted the help of awesome team leaders who are willing to do some pretty crazy stuff to help us hit our goal of $10,000. We have five teams with the goal of raising $2,000 each — enough to sponsor an entire team of 10 youth and  two mentors to attend one of our summer camps and participate in Champions programs throughout the year.

Here are our team leaders and what they'll do if they raise at least $2,000 before May 31:

  1. Jake will kayak across Lake Erie.
  2. Jeremy will run a marathon.
  3. Chris will run a 5k... in a full suit and tie.
  4. Matt will swim 3 miles across Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.
  5. Jon will embark on a "Big Day" — a grueling sunrise to sunset excursion on the prowl for fowl — to find as many birds as possible.


So pick a team to join below, donate today, and tell your friends. But pick your teams wisely, because here's the catch: only donors to the winning team below will have a chance to win. So make sure the team you support raises the most money so you can win the trip!

Find out more about what we do on our website.


Here is the fine print about the free trip: 

  • Most importantly, don't donate anonymously if you want a chance to win. We will need to know a way to contact you.
  • Each donation of $25 or more to the winning "team" on Crowdrise (the one that raises the most money) enters you into a drawing to win the free trip to Guatemala.
  • The trip can either be June 9-14 or July 21-26 during one of our camps. 
  • Champions in Action will cover the airfare, room, and board for the trip. Additional costs will need to be covered by the participant. 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$10,095

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rach Irick

    $40

  • Remy Muriel

    $25

  • The Finleys

    $20

  • Kim

    $25

  • Scott Beaver

    $50

  • Matt Small

    $10

  • Nick and Holly

    $50

  • Mary and Bob Sease

    $10

  • Steven and Gayle

    $25

  • Hanks Family

    $10

  • Ryker Perales

    $10

  • Ryan and Randi McCurry

    $100

  • Roxanne

    $25

  • Igor Kheyfets

    $50

  • Jim (Dr FrankenBird) Small, the creator of Jon the birder

    $10

  • Tony & Emmily Hunter

    $2,000

  • Anne Marie and Jon Vaughan

    $50

  • Zera Grace Vaughan

    $10

  • Jon and Caroline

    $20

  • Eckert family

    $25

  • Casey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Eth & Aub Olney

    $50

  • ella del rio

    $60

  • Rare Love Photography

    $20

  • Hanks Family

    $81

  • Somer Sanborn

    $50

  • Jennie Small

    $81

  • Chris & Pam Pierce

    $200

  • Isabella Rickman

    $25

  • Steven and Gayle

    $20

  • Paul Dunkle

    $50

  • The Curry's

    $25

  • Ami Ballenger

    $81

  • Kim & Penny Kohlenberg

    $50

  • Linda & Sonny Brownlee

    $100

  • Deedy and David Fouts

    $100

  • Tere

    $50

  • Jim Mammoser

    $150

  • Andy & Jenny Stout

    $50

  • Chuck and Lisel Whittaker

    $25

  • Reid Long

     

  • Brette Garner

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Leona Lehman

    $100

  • Ale Fuentes

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • paige & jared

    $300

  • Anonymous

     

  • ilias poulias

    $125

  • Erica Brody

     

  • Hillary Williams

    $25

  • Steven Fouts

    $20

  • Mike Pettit

    $25

  • Aunt Lynn

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kristna Young

    $20

  • Chris and Laura Mallonee

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ligo

    $20

  • Ezequiel Calderon Jr

     

  • Nathan & Laura Mallonee

    $450

  • Jeanyne Walker

    $250

  • Jason and Erica

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Shope Family

    $25

  • Julia Arreaga

     

  • Justin & Katie Smith

    $52

  • Steve & Beth Coffey

    $100

  • Kurt and Jenny Klement

    $100

  • Stephanie Taylor

     

  • Gary and Dianna Pharr

    $100

  • Daniel Wheeler

    $10

  • Nathan & Laura Mallonee

    $50

  • Michael Daehne

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Pitts Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • jim Small

    $81

  • James Cooksey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The President Peters

    $100

  • Grandma Nancy

    $50

  • Grandma Nancy

    $50

  • Kristna Young

    $10

  • Travis Fravel

    $50

  • helloaud

    $200

  • Joe

    $25

  • Ivy Chiu

    $10

  • Joe

    $20

  • Kay and Doug

    $26

  • thomas and Liz Rieser

    $500

  • Ernesto and Barbara Portillo

    $50

  • Christina Portillo

    $10

  • Lauren

    $25

  • anonymous

    $43

  • Amber Stultz

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

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101% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $10,095 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Matt Portillo

Amount Raised

$2,743

 

137% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Jeremy Jakubowski

Amount Raised

$2,546

 

127% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Jonathan Small

Amount Raised

$2,131

 

107% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jake Rogers

Amount Raised

$1,695

 

85% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Rieser

Amount Raised

$980

 

49% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Long time coming, but I wanted to do this anyway! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Amber Stultz

Amber Stultz

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

anonymous

anonymous

DONATION: $43

4 years ago

Lauren

Lauren

DONATION: $25

Woo! 4 years ago

Christina Portillo

Christina Portillo

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Ernesto and Barbara Portillo

Ernesto and Barbara Portillo

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

thomas and Liz Rieser

thomas and Liz Rieser

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Kay and Doug

Kay and Doug

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Joe

Joe

DONATION: $20

4 years ago