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John and Hayes' Fundraiser:

HOME TEAM | 2016 United Airlines Half Marathon

John and's Photo
John and's Photo

BENEFITING: Covenant House

ORGANIZER: Covenant House

EVENT: HOME TEAM | 2016 United Airline Half

EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2016

John and Hayes

THE STORY:

John, a young man who lives at Covenant House, and Hayes, a young man who just graduated from our program, are running the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon this year as members of the Home Team. As we often say about the young people at Covenant House, the least interesting thing about them is their homelessness - that is most certainly true in this case.

Both John and Hayes are naturally athletic. They share a love of basketball and both strive to push past their own limits - both at practice on the court, in training to run 13.1 miles on March 20, and in pursuing their dreams to move forward in their lives from where they are now.

After a lifetime of tough breaks and stunted opportunity, John has spent the last year living at Covenant House, surrounded by a supportive family of staff and fellow residents and gaining independence from his past. Later this year John will be trying out for the NBA Development League, pursuing a career in athletics.

Hayes doesn’t talk much about his life before Covenant House, but his dreams reveal how he feels about overcoming them: he is currently working on revisions to the second draft of a science fiction novel, set in a world of his own creation with characters who are survivors and trailblazers. As Hayes says, “Whether we think we are capable of surviving anything, we want to hope we can,” and he is sharing that message with others.

These talented, strong, motivated, creative young men deserve to cross finish lines and accomplish their dreams. Please support them, and the thousands of other young people who find hope at Covenant House each year, with a donation to the Home Team in their honor.

$290

MONEY RAISED
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  • Pam Sandonato

    $50

  • Aunt Kathy

    $50

  • Lenka

    $25

  • Jaine Mehring

    $100

  • Doug Sifret

    $20

  • Emma Haak

    $20

  • Tanya Joe Joe

    $25

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The Team: $104,587 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Missy Dolaway

Amount Raised

$8,200

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Kristine Shoemaker

Amount Raised

$6,975

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Daniel Ryan

Amount Raised

$4,935

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Thomas Perini

Amount Raised

$4,315

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Enny Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$3,625

 

181% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Tanya JoeJoe

Amount Raised

$3,565

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Clare Gallagher

Amount Raised

$3,551

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Kirsten Corley

Amount Raised

$3,550

Donor Comments

Tanya Joe Joe

Tanya Joe Joe

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Emma Haak

Emma Haak

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Doug Sifret

Doug Sifret

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Jaine Mehring

Jaine Mehring

DONATION: $100

I ran this race last year for Covenant House Home Team and am proud to see both of you running. Enjoy the race and the day. Great accomplishment! 3 years ago

Lenka

Lenka

DONATION: $25

Good luck guys! You'll do great! 3 years ago

Aunt Kathy

Aunt Kathy

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Pam Sandonato

Pam Sandonato

DONATION: $50

In Honor of John & Hayes! Get me, boys! 3 years ago