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2017 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Dream Big!

ORGANIZER: Dream Big!

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

Haley Florsheim

THE STORY:

 

Hi Friends and Family!

In high school, my coach used to begin every track and cross country season by asking my teammates and me a very simple question: why do you run? In many ways, my reasons for running have always been pretty consistent. I run because I love the sport and because running makes me feel happy and strong. This year, I am running the 2017 Boston Marathon, and I am running for a new reason. I am running to raise $10,000 for Dream Big!, an organization that empowers girls in low-income situations by providing them with the opportunity to participate in sports and physical activities by covering the costs of uniforms, athletic footwear, program fees, and other training expenses. And I cannot think of a better reason to run.

My own ability to participate in sports growing up had an immeasurable impact on my life. Track and cross country, in particular, gave me the confidence to know that I could confront the challenges I face on a daily basis. Through running, I forged important friendships and found role models in my coaches and teammates. I also discovered an important connection with the rest of my family, who are also runners. This year, my mom qualified for the Boston Marathon, and I am very excited to join her on the starting line in the spring.  Since I first joined my high school track team, I have returned time and time again to running as a source of empowerment. This sport, as much as anything else, has helped to make me who I am. I hope that by running the Boston Marathon this year, I can help other girls to pursue their dreams, find their strength, and build their identities through sports.

Over the next five months, the Dream Big! Marathon Team will work to raise over $200,000, and I hope you will join me in support of this important cause with a donation to Dream Big!. Launched in Massachusetts in 2010, Dream Big! has already had a direct, positive effect on more than 22,000 girls in 22 states through equipment and sports attire donations, program scholarships, sports clinics and the Dream Big! Leadership Conferences for middle and high school female athletes from urban communities.

The money I raise will impact thousands of girls this year, and every donation, even just $10, can make a big difference.  $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 one girl; $200 covers the cost of a new bike and helmet; $500 funds P.E. equipment for an elementary school; $1000 pays for new uniforms, equipment and training for an entire sports team.

I would like to thank Dream Big! for giving me a new reason to run, and to thank you all for your support. I could not be more excited to represent this incredible organization on the starting line in the spring.

 

Love,

Haley

 

P.S. Something else that is pretty cool…this year’s marathon will mark the 50th anniversary of a very important day in women’s running history, when Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to cross the Boston Marathon finish line as a numbered entry!

 

For more information on Dream Big!, please visit www.dream-big.org

 

$11,340

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lindy Yeager and John Florsheim

     

  • Tom & Jennifer Florsheim

     

  • Ben Florsheim

     

  • Paul Florsheim

     

  • Benjamin Florsheim

     

  • Nathan Florsheim

     

  • Sam Florsheim

     

  • Rob & Molly Lehman

     

  • DOUGLAS M. YEAGER

     

  • tom and Jennifer Florsheim

     

  • Thomas & Nancy Florsheim

     

  • Alexander Uhlmann

     

  • Evan Uhlmann

     

  • David and Naomi Cobb

     

  • Ron and Susan Miller

     

  • Dolan Holbrook Family

     

  • Mary Modahl and Richard Packwood

     

  • Sandy and John David

     

  • The Stahl Family

     

  • Beverly, Abe, Jacob, and Sarah Goldberg

     

  • Ty Loft

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rich Feitler

     

  • Karin & Mark Kultgen

     

  • Keith & Sarah Kopplin

     

  • Ed & Kim Apfelbach

     

  • Olivia Holbrook

     

  • sarah mceneany

     

  • Regina Schindel

     

  • Morgan Florsheim

     

  • Pam and Paul Miller

     

  • Brenda and Matt Levatich

     

  • Debbie and Jonathan Eder

     

  • Mike and Linda Katz

     

  • Deborah Yeager

     

  • Dave and Shelly Yeager

     

  • Kim and Hal Fiske

     

  • The Fetzer Institute

     

  • The Frasers

     

  • Holans

     

  • Stuart Armstrong

     

  • Karen, Tom, Alex, Evan and Gregory Uhlmann

     

  • Christel Wendelberger

     

  • Nathan, Krista and Harper Bayer

     

  • anonymous

     

  • Wesley Daiblo

     

  • Laura Gould

     

  • Diane Yeager

     

  • Caitlin Karna

     

  • Milo Midnight

     

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113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $236,116 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mark Williamson

Amount Raised

$27,437

Fundraiser Title

Jim Fallon

Amount Raised

$15,935

Fundraiser Title

Laura Lang

Amount Raised

$15,336

 

192% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

tom kelley

Amount Raised

$14,577

 

146% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Herbst

Amount Raised

$13,104

 

131% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Haley Florsheim

Amount Raised

$11,340

 

113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rick Gagnon

Amount Raised

$10,352

 

104% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tracy Johnson

Amount Raised

$9,540

 

106% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Milo Midnight

Milo Midnight

2 years ago

Caitlin Karna

Caitlin Karna

YOU GO HALEY I'LL BE THERE IN SPIRIT 2 years ago

Diane Yeager

Diane Yeager

2 years ago

Laura Gould

Laura Gould

2 years ago

Wesley Daiblo

Wesley Daiblo

2 years ago

anonymous

anonymous

2 years ago

Nathan, Krista and Harper Bayer

Nathan, Krista and Harper Bayer

2 years ago

Christel Wendelberger

Christel Wendelberger

2 years ago

Karen, Tom, Alex, Evan and Gregory Uhlmann

Karen, Tom, Alex, Evan and Gregory Uhlmann

2 years ago

Stuart Armstrong

Stuart Armstrong

Good Luck Haley!! 2 years ago