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2015 Ironman Arizona

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BENEFITING: Teen Challenge International

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE

Tom Richter

THE STORY:

 

TEEN CHALLENGE

Eight years ago, I started competing in the sport of Triathlon.  On November 15th, 2015 I am going to attempt to finish the grueling 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run at Ironman Arizona.  As I prepare for this extreme challenge I am reminded that there are many extreme challenges we face in life everyday.  Fighting addiction is an extreme challenge that is close to my heart. As may be true with you, there are so many stories of close friends and relatives whose lives have been affected by addiction. We can make a difference! Instead of outcasting or snubbing people who are struggling with addiction, let's get them the help they really need! Teen Challenge is a ministry that I support and am asking you to participate with me in the Ironman Challenge as well as the challenge of living with addiction.  

A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Catalin Baciu, the director of Teen Challenge Romania.  JJ Ferrell gave me a tour of the facility outside of Bucharest and I was very touched the incredible work being done.  I was able to tour a part of the facility that was under construction. A new wing that was going to open numerous opportunities for these young men that have chosen to stay and work towards finding freedom from their addiction.  The posted video is powerful, If you are having trouble with the video please copy and paste this link to your browser. Video Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7lR8nLtw1o 

I wanted my first Ironman Distance race to have purpose! It won't be easy! In fact I have been told that Mile 18 is the "Line"!  The place where your body starts telling you to quit! This is what will help get me to the finish line, knowing we are helping those that need help!  I would cherish your partnership giving me purpose to complete Ironman Arizona on November 15th and helping those with addiction complete their race against their addiction.  

 

$1,805

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rich Faulks

    $25

  • Greg & Clair Howard

    $100

  • Carrie Pohlhammer

    $25

  • Michael Nuzzo

    $100

  • Darleen Payne

    $25

  • Steve Lex

    $50

  • Barbara Johnson

    $50

  • Jim & Wendi Tyhurst

    $25

  • Mike T.

    $50

  • Mike B

    $100

  • Adam & Katelyn Schneider

    $50

  • Mark A.

    $100

  • Richter Academy of Classical Dance

    $100

  • Keith Auerbach and Kim Salywoda

    $25

  • Ken, James & Paul Williams

    $200

  • Susan & David Knox

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • ChipH

    $380

  • Erin Engman

    $25

  • The Gusiff's

    $100

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18% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,760 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Tom Richter

Amount Raised

$1,805

 

18% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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John Donato

Amount Raised

$1,330

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Joe Dieber

Amount Raised

$1,250

 

63% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Bill Rumley

Amount Raised

$300

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Scott Burkhardt

Amount Raised

$25

 

0% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Roberto Reyes

Amount Raised

$25

 

1% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Michael Re

Amount Raised

$25

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THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

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Donor Comments

The Gusiff's

The Gusiff's

DONATION: $100

Well done Tom 2 years ago

Erin Engman

Erin Engman

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

ChipH

ChipH

DONATION: $380

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Susan & David Knox

Susan & David Knox

DONATION: $100

Rockin' and Rollin' to new heights on the Richter scale! 2 years ago

Ken, James & Paul Williams

Ken, James & Paul Williams

DONATION: $200

Thanks for keeping us up to date. We look forward to partnering with you. 2 years ago

Keith Auerbach and Kim Salywoda

Keith Auerbach and Kim Salywoda

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Richter Academy of Classical Dance

Richter Academy of Classical Dance

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mark A.

Mark A.

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Adam & Katelyn Schneider

Adam & Katelyn Schneider

DONATION: $50

2 years ago