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Grassroot Soccer NYC 2013

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BENEFITING: GRASSROOT SOCCER

ORGANIZER: GRASSROOT SOCCER

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Jack Clancy

THE STORY:

Grassroot Soccer

Grassroot Soccer uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV. To achieve that mission, Grassroot (GRS) trains African soccer stars, coaches, teachers, and peer educators in the world’s most HIV-affected countries to deliver an interactive HIV prevention and life skills curriculum to youth: work that extensive studies have confirmed is effectively stemming the spread of HIV in Africa. I encourage you to explore their website and youtube pages as they offer great materials to better understand their work.

http://www.grassrootsoccer.org/

http://www.youtube.com/grassrootsoccer

 

About Me:

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota native. Current senior at Middlebury College majoring in International Politics and Economics. Enthusiast for all things sports, (Green Bay Packers, College Basketball) but a particular passion for soccer. I’ve been lucky enough to spend time in Africa, Europe, Central America, and South America, with as much soccer (spectating and playing) along the way as possible. Highlights include attending “El Superclasico” a world renown match between Argentinean giants River Plate and Boca Juniors (Vamos Boca!) and playing in an international soccer tournament in Liverpool, England.

 

A Marathon?

 

26 miles? Piece of cake. That’s what I have always naively thought about marathons and exactly what I thought when I signed up for this one. But apparently it’s not!!! After about two and a half months of training for my first marathon (and running double digit miles for the first time) I no longer view 26 as “cake”. This has been and will continue to be a huge challenge for me, but one that I couldn’t be more excited about undertaking.

 

Grassroot Soccer and Me

 

I had a unique opportunity to learn deeply about Grassroot Soccer this past January when I took a class called Philanthropy Ethics and Practice. Our class was given a $100,000 grant from the Once Upon A Time foundation and tasked with giving it away to one or more non-profit organizations. It was not as easy as it sounds. After studying both the philosophy and politics of philanthropy, our class was broken into teams and asked to research, interview, debate, write about, and ultimately support one organization to receive the sizeable grant. After it was all said and done we decided to split the money between four groups, and Grassroot was one of them. I originally brought GRS to the table, and strongly supported them throughout the intensive vetting and debate process, because I believe in everything they’re doing. If you’re interested, this article explains the class in more detail: http://sites.middlebury.edu/middmag/2013/02/08/class-assignment-give-away-100000/

 

When the class ended I knew my time with GRS wasn’t over, and upon seeing a random Facebook post about the marathon at the beginning of July, knew this was my opportunity to get back in the game.  I took the leap and in a few months will be running those “cake” 26 miles to accomplish a personal goal and to support a cause close to my heart.

 

Fundraising

 

I am going to raise $3,000 by Marathon time, November 3rd. I hope you take some time to get to know Grassroot and if you feel compelled, support the cause. You can make a donation through this page by clicking on the big DONATE button on the right side of your screen. Thank you everyone!!!

$2,115

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jack Clancy

    $100

  • McFadden Family

     

  • Paddy Clancy

    $10

  • The Rouse Family

     

  • The Driscoll Family

    $100

  • The Stonacek Family

    $100

  • Tausche Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Olivia Wold

    $50

  • FitzPatrick Family

    $100

  • The Hallett Family

     

  • mom and dad

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Lopiano Family

     

  • cynthia and larry holtz

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jim Weichert, Jawco Inc

    $200

  • Kathie & Andy Wold

    $100

  • Julie and Bert Crosbie Clancy

    $100

  • Tom Clancy & Polly Stowell

    $50

  • Sarah Stroup

    $20

  • Jackie Gevertz

    $50

  • The Daly Family

    $250

  • The Hendrickson Family

    $100

  • The McQuillan Family

     

  • Larry Bartek

    $20

  • The Benz-Narveson Family

    $20

  • Mansur Family

    $50

  • Eli and Maya Rome

    $25

  • Julius Tangwe

    $25

  • Sonya Jaworski

    $30

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71% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $267,066 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Klein

Amount Raised

$77,052

Fundraiser Title

Grassroot Soccer

Amount Raised

$61,060

Fundraiser Title

Seb Bishop

Amount Raised

$30,557

 

611% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Angela & Todd Mwanza/ Blanke

Amount Raised

$16,447

 

274% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Callaway

Amount Raised

$6,390

 

107% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Wirth

Amount Raised

$5,336

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Spiak

Amount Raised

$4,454

 

111% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Lauren Whatley

Amount Raised

$4,050

 

135% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sonya Jaworski

Sonya Jaworski

DONATION: $30

You are inspirational yourself, Clancy! 4 years ago

Julius Tangwe

Julius Tangwe

DONATION: $25

Good work Jack! 4 years ago

Eli and Maya Rome

Eli and Maya Rome

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Mansur Family

Mansur Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The Benz-Narveson Family

The Benz-Narveson Family

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Larry Bartek

Larry Bartek

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

The McQuillan Family

The McQuillan Family

4 years ago

The Hendrickson Family

The Hendrickson Family

DONATION: $100

Run, Jack run! 4 years ago

The Daly Family

The Daly Family

DONATION: $250

Good for you Jack, making a difference! 4 years ago

Jackie Gevertz

Jackie Gevertz

DONATION: $50

Good luck Jack! Sounds like a great cause. 4 years ago