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Laura Donnelly's Fundraiser:

Grassroot Soccer TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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November 03, 2016

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BENEFITING: GRASSROOT SOCCER

ORGANIZER: GRASSROOT SOCCER

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Laura Donnelly

THE STORY:

Dear Friends, Family, Fans of GRS,

On November 6th, I will be running the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon on Team Grassroot Soccer (GRS). Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier lives and be agents for change in their communities.

As a Team GRS charity runner, I have two ambitious goals ― first to complete the 26.2 mile run, and second to meet my personal goal of raising $3,000 for Grassroot Soccer. Although this will be challenging,  I feel especially motivated by my personal commitment to this cause.

In August 2014, I embarked on a journey to Cape Town, South Africa to work as an intern for Grassroot Soccer. I quickly learned this incredible organization not only connects young people with the mentors, information and health services they need to thrive, but also empowers adolescents to make educated choices about pressing health challenges such as HIV & AIDS, sexual health, gender-based violence, and malaria.

During my 18 months with GRS, I had the opportunity to work closely with individuals across all levels of the organization. Every day, I found myself deeply inspired by the extraordinary people – from Coaches and participants, to program coordinators and directors, and everyone in between - who work tirelessly and passionately to tackle the HIV epidemic in a meaningful, effective way. It was truly humbling to witness firsthand the tangible impact GRS has on individuals and communities on a global level. Since it’s initial founding in 2002, Grassroot Soccer has graduated over 1 million youth from their soccer-based programs in almost 50 countries and across many cultural settings.

My goal is to send 60 more young people through GRS programs. I’m asking YOU for YOUR help in achieving this endeavor. The $3,000 I hope to raise will support the delivery of GRS’ soccer-themed life skills programs to 60 at-risk adolescents. Every $50 you contribute will send a young person through GRS health education programs.

Together, we have the power to empower young people to make informed choices and avoid preventable diseases. I would greatly appreciate your kind consideration by making a donation toward this goal. 

Thank you for your support!

Much love and appreciation, 

Laura

$3,171

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Carlaine ober

     

  • The Prime Family

    $25

  • Tim and Jane Donnelly

    $400

  • Katie Shikora

    $50

  • B-Roc

    $15

  • Amanda and Elizabeth Chalmers

    $25

  • Lucy Wallace

     

  • anonymous

    $100

  • Ant!

    $25

  • Sarah Morrell

    $250

  • Megan and Les

    $100

  • Kelly McKay

     

  • Larry Donnelly

    $250

  • Kerry Thoubboron

     

  • Lauren Freeman

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jose

    $50

  • SCAL

     

  • Brooke Singman

    $25

  • Alex Valentine

    $50

  • Juju

     

  • MikMaster

    $100

  • Fam

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Dylan Turk

    $25

  • Jackie Sullivan

    $25

  • Emily

    $25

  • Mal

    $50

  • Nana "Legend" Morrell

     

  • Kelly Baird

     

  • The Grooms Family

    $50

  • Sean Devlin

    $25

  • Mei Tang

    $100

  • Tamsen Endicott

    $100

  • Ben

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Betsy

     

  • David Sweet

    $50

  • Sara

    $25

  • Colin O'Neill

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $423

  • Cassie Johnson

    $25

  • Katie Strelitz

    $20

  • Allyson Clancy

    $26

  • Coach Tom

    $50

  • Mariah Crystal

    $25

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106% Raised of$3,000 Goal

The Team: $142,483 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Garratt Stuart

Amount Raised

$22,560

Fundraiser Title

Angela & Todd Mwanza/ Blanke

Amount Raised

$12,820

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Houssian

Amount Raised

$11,250

 

113% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Lewis

Amount Raised

$10,150

 

338% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Sundheim

Amount Raised

$7,753

 

258% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Josh Elkes

Amount Raised

$5,000

Fundraiser Title

Craig Watson

Amount Raised

$4,606

 

154% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andreas Feiner

Amount Raised

$3,630

Donor Comments

Mariah Crystal

Mariah Crystal

DONATION: $25

In memory of Jennifer Caldwell 2 years ago

Coach Tom

Coach Tom

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Allyson Clancy

Allyson Clancy

DONATION: $26

Congratulations, Laura! So proud of you! 2 years ago

Katie Strelitz

Katie Strelitz

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Cassie Johnson

Cassie Johnson

DONATION: $25

You've got this dons! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $423

Now you only have to worry about the first goal, run 26.2 miles! 2 years ago

Colin O'Neill

Colin O'Neill

DONATION: $25

Kick ass this weekend! Make Claflin proud. 2 years ago

Sara

Sara

DONATION: $25

Crush it!! 2 years ago

David Sweet

David Sweet

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Betsy

Betsy

Go Laura! 2 years ago