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Patrick Ryan's Fundraiser:

Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation

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BENEFITING: Martin Richard Foundation

ORGANIZER: Martin Richard Foundation

EVENT: Team MR8 Boston 2017

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Patrick Ryan

THE STORY:

 Because for many of you this will be your fourth time visiting my marathon fundraising page, I want to start by saying thank you. I’m so thankful to have your support as I raise funds for the Martin Richard Foundation and take on the Boston Marathon.    

 

Many of you have had to endure my stories of training, which, I have to say, you seemed to actually listen to (thanks! I try to skip stories about toe nail injuries, chafing, etc., but I can tell them if you want to hear them – let me know). You’ve come to the Banshee for fundraisers (we are doing another event on Friday, March 3rd at 6:00pm. I hope you can come!). You’ve made signs and cheered me and the rest of Team MR8 on along during the miles to Boylston Street. Boston’s and your response to a tragedy in our own community is an inspiration every day. That’s why I re-upped for another long run in April, 2017.    

 

The impact your donations are making in Dorchester and well beyond is remarkable. I hope you take a few minutes to check out TeamMR8.org to see all of the work the foundation is doing. I continue to stay involved with the Martin Richard Challenger Sports program coaching kids with disabilities in baseball, soccer, and basketball. I’ve coach baseball for 6+ years with Savin Hill Little League, including coaching Martin in 2012, and as many of you know it really is my favorite thing to do. Now, through Challenger Sports, there isn’t a kid out there that can’t play baseball or any of these other sports and as a coach, there is nothing better.     

 

Challenger Sports is in its fourth season and continues to grow and thrive as kids who never had a chance to play sports are getting off the sidelines and playing in an adaptive, inclusive environment. Other kids from the community (ages 11+) pair up with a player and the pair completes drills and play games together, with assistance, as needed. I see this program as an essential part of Martin’s legacy that empowers kids, buildings opportunity, and embodies his message, “No more hurting people. Peace.”    

 

While it’s incredible that nothing like Challenger Sports existed before, this is a perfect example of how the Foundation has approached its work. The Martin Richard Foundation is constantly finding ways to support its mission of investing in athletics, education, and community by making connections, investing in existing programs that need a boost, and drawing attention to worthy causes that need exposure. The Foundation calls it “building bridges” and these bridges have been making an enormous impact from day one. I could go on for a lot longer about the many bridges I’ve seen built in three short years, but instead I’ll encourage you to check out the website. You can always ask me, too – I’d be thrilled to talk more about it.    

 

I appreciate your support as I take on Boston 2017 and work to raise funds for the Martin Richard Foundation. I hope you can come by the Banshee on March 3rd. If you’ll be on the course on April 17th, let me know too. Thank you!    

$7,062

MONEY RAISED
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  • Eric

    $25

  • Annissa & Doug George

    $100

  • Gene Gorman

    $25

  • Dan & Dottie Ryan

    $100

  • Paul and Robyn Saur

    $100

  • Nathan and Lyndsay Kuder

    $26.20

  • The Studley Family

    $50

  • Stephen McMahon

    $50

  • Houlihan

    $150

  • Sonia

    $50

  • Craig Galvin

     

  • moo bishop

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ardeth and Dan Griggs

    $50

  • The Mish Family

     

  • Joe Crossen

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nicole

     

  • Craig

    $25

  • Jerry and Barbara Ryan

    $250

  • Maureen and Peter Milano

    $100

  • John Ryan

    $50

  • John Somers

    $50

  • Adam Webster

    $200

  • Colleen Coughlin

    $50

  • Lauren Crossen

    $50

  • Caroline Ashe

    $25

  • Charles Maneikis

    $50

  • Charles Pessia

    $100

  • John Shields

    $50

  • Maureen McGovern

    $50

  • Nicholas Milano

    $100

  • Charles Ahern

    $100

  • Annissa George

    $150

  • Diane Kenneally

    $50

  • Kevin George

    $20

  • Claudia Pouravelis

    $40

  • Fundraiser

    $1,676

  • Thomas and Brooke

    $150

  • Chris and Andreea O'Connell

    $250

  • Korynne Campbell

     

  • Carmen Albert

    $100

  • Marvin Tagaban

     

  • Joann Bardis

    $40

  • Vanessa Pompei-Britt

    $100

  • Taylor Hart

    $100

  • Susan Sweeney

    $50

  • Patrick Diaz

    $100

  • Jen, Bill, Hannah & Ella Gorman

    $100

  • Ann Walsh & Jonathan Ablett

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Linda DiGiosaffatte

    $50

  • Rebecca DiJulia

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jayne Costello

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Phil & Jess Deeney

    $100

  • Daryl Velez

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John Yokow

     

  • Pam & Don Pease

     

  • Mary Lomasney

    $100

  • Lydia & Mary Saur

    $100

  • Gillis Family

    $50

  • Liz Sullivan

     

  • Sheila Sirios

    $25

  • George & Claudia

    $25

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141% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $941,161 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Doherty

Amount Raised

$71,410

 

3571% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dave McGillivray

Amount Raised

$67,631

 

106% Raised of $64,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maggie Crowley

Amount Raised

$32,786

 

219% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Flowers

Amount Raised

$26,250

 

100% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Max McGillivray

Amount Raised

$21,645

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Dupee

Amount Raised

$21,625

 

108% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

raymond childs

Amount Raised

$19,770

 

132% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rory O'Donnell

Amount Raised

$16,676

 

222% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

George & Claudia

George & Claudia

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sheila Sirios

Sheila Sirios

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Liz Sullivan

Liz Sullivan

2 years ago

Gillis Family

Gillis Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Lydia & Mary Saur

Lydia & Mary Saur

DONATION: $100

Go, Patchy, Go!!! 2 years ago

Mary Lomasney

Mary Lomasney

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Pam & Don Pease

Pam & Don Pease

2 years ago

John Yokow

John Yokow

Good luck, Pat! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Daryl Velez

Daryl Velez

DONATION: $100

2 years ago