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Memorial ride for Lawrence A. Funke to benefit Marianst Urban Schools Program

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BENEFITING: Society of Mary Marianists


EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2016

David Brun


Larry Funke wrote -

I have been thinking about a way to honor the memory of my Father, Lawrence A. Funke (Larry). My Dad passed away on October 5, 2004. He was born on October 3, 1949. I am choosing to remember the latter date by biking a mile for each year since he was born. So yes, that means that I plan to bike 67 miles on Saturday October 1st, 2016 to commemorate my Father. I chose biking because it is a passion of mine, and one that was certainly influenced by my Dad. Some of my fondest memories of my time with him are being outside together, at sporting events, biking to the local baseball field, etc. So getting out and enjoying something that he helped teach me to do seems an appropriate way to remember and honor him. This brings me to why I am writing you. I would like to turn this idea into an annual fundraiser to raise money for a cause that my Dad was passionate about. He was educated by the Marianists twice (Covington Catholic High School and University of Dayton) and was always a supporter of Catholic education. Therefore, I will be raising money for the Marianst Urban Schools Program (MUSP MUSP “identifies high-potential students in urban elementary schools and provides them with financial, academic and social support so that they can succeed at Marianist high schools.” I would like to see this become a public event eventually, however, for right now the plan is for just my friend, Sr. Caitlin Cipolla-Mcculloch, and I to do the ride. Sr. Caitlin and I went to the University of Dayton together and were bike buddies then, and still are. She is now becoming a Marianist sister, so really she is the perfect riding partner for this endeavor. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $1971 (The year my Dad graduated from UD) for MUSP. We would greatly appreciate any amount that you can donate towards this cause! A suggested starting donation would be $20 and up, but anything you can donate would make a difference! In fact, anything you donate will make twice the difference! Thanks to the generosity of Bill Laverty and Mary Funke, all donations will be matched up to the goal of $1971. So if you donate $20, that donation will be matched for a total donation of $40! All funds will go directly to MUSP. We both greatly appreciate your support in this endeavor, both monetary and emotional! Follow our progress on Facebook @RideForLAF. If you would prefer email updates please let me know and I will be sure to include you in any updates. Peace and Love, Larry Funke and Sr. Caitlin Cipolla-Mcculloch

The Team: $4,853 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Larry Funke

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246% Raised of $1,971 Goal

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David Brun

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