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2016 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team

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24 Days Until the Boston Marathon!
March 25, 2016

It's hard to believe that in about 24 days I will be crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon! These past 6 months have gone by incredibly  See more

BENEFITING: Dream Big!

ORGANIZER: Dream Big!

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

Jenna Hoopingarner

THE STORY:

I am incredibly excited to be running my first marathon at the Boston Marathon as a part of the Dream Big! charity team this April! This is a cause that is close to home for me. 

Growing up, I played a wide variety of sports; everything from volleyball, to gymnastics, to field hockey. Throughout my time with sports, I learned how to be a team player and developed confidence, determination, and leadership that has helped me well beyond the playing field. 

When I was in high school, I played field hockey all four years. My team played against teams with years of practice compared to us. We didn't win a single game. But our practices were filled with intensity and our team was filled with determination. We worked together and lifted each other up when we were feeling down over a close game. The camaraderie we had and the sportsmanship we exhibited was unparalleled. 

I wouldn't trade this experience for anything. While we weren't a winning team, I learned how to maintain a positive attitude despite the challenges we faced, how to work together as a team, and how to lead others. These are skills I wouldn't have learned in a classroom. And so much of this was thanks to my parent's support and the access I had to participate in sports.

However not every young girl is able to participate and have this type of experience.

Every day a girl in need steps on the playing field, court, or track without the proper footwear, equipment, sports attire, or training. Imagine trying to run the Boston Marathon with out any sneakers or proper training. 

Dream Big! works to provide girls from low-income situations with the equipment, uniforms, athletic footwear, program fees, training expenses, and sports opportunities they need to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education, and overall well-being.

Here are a few examples of the impact Dream Big! donations had this past year:

  • Donated basketball sneakers and uniforms helped to support two girls basketball programs and a soccer team who use sports to help girls suffering with trauma and abuse
  • A donation of a volleyball net and equipment allowed a high school volleyball team to have their first home game in two decades 
  • Dream Big! Program Scholarships sent girls to basketball and volleyball camp and other girls took dance lessons throughout the year

My Goal:

My goal is to raise $10,000 for Dream Big!

No donation is too small, and I truly appreciate any amount. Here are examples of what your donation can do:

  • $35 will purchase a regulation soccer ball or basketball
  • $50 will purchase a pair a new pair of sneakers or cleats
  • $100 pays for an 8 week dance or fitness class for 1 girl
  • $200 Pays for a new bike and helmet
  • $500 pays for a week long summer sports camp

Donations of any amount will help support the mission of Dream Big! Thank you for considering to donate to this amazing cause and for supporting me through these 26.2 miles.

All the best,
Jenna

$30,260

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cindy DeMarco

    $50

  • Tom M

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Ashley

    $26.20

  • Amanda Vo

    $20

  • Andrea Hampel

    $50

  • Claire

    $20

  • Alan Barr

    $25

  • Grand Circle Matching Gift - Jenna Hoopingarner

    $350

  • Tiffany Brucker

    $200

  • Mike Deroche

    $100

  • KRice

    $30

  • Elaine McVey

    $25

  • Jennifer Weiss

    $35

  • Szymon Godzina -Celtics Tickets

    $93

  • Tatiaa Crobar

    $50

  • Shannon

    $150

  • Melanie & John Collins

    $50

  • Patrick Terrio

    $100

  • Laurie and Rick Terrio

    $50

  • Kathy Wilder

    $100

  • Bonnie

    $25

  • Katie Gerrety

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ryan

     

  • The Coulombre Family

    $100

  • Francesca Maiuri

    $25

  • Christopher Lampe

    $25

  • (Bill) Russell

    $100

  • Frank Was Here

     

  • PaintNite - Fundraising Event Donation

    $405

  • Eve Marusevich & Michael Addeo

    $26.20

  • Steph

    $53

  • Andrew Cannella

    $100

  • John

    $100

  • Madeline

    $50

  • Priscilla

    $35

  • Jeff & Rose

    $100

  • Ivan

    $25

  • Roger Hoopingarner

    $100

  • Rachel ^_^

    $50

  • Chris Coakley and Raven Vlahos

    $40

  • Maria Spiliotis

    $25

  • Michelle Sidran

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Emilee Tobin

    $10

  • Thalia

    $25

  • Jess Andersen

    $25

  • Anthony Gaudio

    $25

  • Amanda Vo

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mike

    $10

  • Grand Circle Foundation Matching Gift - Ryan Whitaker

    $25

  • Grand Circle Foundation Matching Gift - Madeline Dunn

    $50

  • Grand Circle Foundation Matching Gift - Kathy Wilder

    $100

  • Grand Circle Foundation Matching Gift - John Mendros

    $100

  • Grand Circle Foundation Matching Gift - Christine Sheeran

    $50

  • Grand Circle Foundation Matching Gift - Tatianna Croban

    $50

  • Grand Circle Foundation Matching Gift - Shannon Coffey

    $150

  • Rachel Mann

     

  • Elena Fernandez

    $100

  • Superbowl Square Event

    $1,000

  • Spread the Love Virtual 5K Fundraiser

    $160

  • Joe D'Alessandro

    $25

  • Sam Ostrom

     

  • Wendy Carpenter

    $15

  • Stephanie Frycki

    $25

  • Lauren Greene

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anne Legendre

    $15

  • Amanda Vo

    $30

  • Andi Goodman

    $20

  • Ashley Sanford

    $75

  • Maxana Weiss

    $20

  • Sandra Goodman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ian MacKenzie

    $23

  • Beatriz Bolanos

     

  • Grand Circle Foundation Match - Michelle Sidran

    $50

  • Grand Circle Foundation Match - Katherine Gerrety

    $50

  • Grand Circle Foundation Match - Jessica Andersen

    $25

  • Eileen Terrio

     

  • Bowling Fundraiser

    $180

  • Meghan Guptill

    $50

  • Richard Terrio

    $15

  • Laura Quintrell

    $100

  • Elaine McVey

    $50

  • Bailly M

     

  • Rob Culp

    $35

  • Tracy Johnson

    $10

  • Grand Circle Foundation Matching Gift - Thalia Marini

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jen Nettnay

    $100

  • Ruth C

     

  • Niko

    $35

  • Kate Spelman (Dream Big 2015 team!)

    $10

  • Grace Hudkins

    $82

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Grand Circle Foundation -Event

    $20,240

  • Grand Circle Event & Matching Gift

    $2,000

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303% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $215,730 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Annette Mitchell

Amount Raised

$33,382

 

167% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jenna Hoopingarner

Amount Raised

$30,260

 

303% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom Thimot

Amount Raised

$20,755

 

104% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alison King

Amount Raised

$12,515

 

125% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stefan Lanfer

Amount Raised

$10,309

 

147% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maura Keith

Amount Raised

$9,752

 

98% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tracy Johnson

Amount Raised

$9,250

 

109% Raised of $8,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Molly Lynch

Amount Raised

$9,140

 

91% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Grand Circle Event & Matching Gift

Grand Circle Event & Matching Gift

DONATION: $2,000

1 year ago

Grand Circle Foundation -Event

Grand Circle Foundation -Event

DONATION: $20,240

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Grace Hudkins

Grace Hudkins

DONATION: $82

Rock on Jenna! So proud of you! 2 years ago

Kate Spelman (Dream Big 2015 team!)

Kate Spelman (Dream Big 2015 team!)

DONATION: $10

Good luck, Jenna! Go Dream Big! 2 years ago

Niko

Niko

DONATION: $35

Best of luck! 2 years ago

Ruth C

Ruth C

Will be cheering you across the finish line from across the pond! MoHo Strong 2 years ago

Jen Nettnay

Jen Nettnay

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Grand Circle Foundation Matching Gift - Thalia Marini

Grand Circle Foundation Matching Gift - Thalia Marini

DONATION: $25

2 years ago