ONE SPIRIT via Crowdrise
July 02, 2012
Lakota Marathon Runners to Compete in the ING NYC Marathon
Lynelle, Alex and Dale
Alex Wilson, 24, pictured above with coaches Lynelle Long and Dale Pine, is one of the five Lakota runners from Pine Ridge who will go to New York this fall to run in the world class marathon. Alex is an accomplished runner and placed fifth in the state cross-country when he was (only) in the eight grade, and won the State Championship Cross-Country event as a senior.
The five runners from Pine Ridge are truly modern day heroes, and against all odds, are competing in the most prestigious marathon in the world in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the Allen Youth Center.
Through the sacrifice and hard work of the Lakota Five, we hope to raise $18,000 to donate to the Youth Center. Your donation will support these young role models in their courageous efforts and will help inspire the young people of Pine Ridge, as well as giving them an amazing Youth Center.
We thank all of the ONE Spirit donors for your contributions in making this happen and hope you will keep these young men in your thoughts going forward!