ONE SPIRIT via Crowdrise
July 02, 2012
GOOD NEWS FROM PINE RIDGE!
Kelsey Good Lance
Kelsey Good Lance is one of five Lakota runners who will compete in the NYC ING Marathon this November for ONE Spirit. At only 20 years old, he’s grown up quickly on the reservation but says running gives his life purpose.
Kelsey says the Lakota people have always been runners and he hopes to be a positive role model for young children on the reservation by encouraging them to pursue running instead of gangs or alcohol that are so frequently a problem for Lakota youth. He also runs to honor his family and his People- he even dreams of running and wakes up smiling!
Kelsey is being helped by coaches Dale Pine and Lynelle Long, also from Pine Ridge. When we mentioned to them that Kelsey had WALKED THE 15 MILES TO THE INTERVIEW IN 90* HEAT, they said, “ Yep- that’s Kelsey!” We’re so proud of this young man and we applaud him for courage.
All of the donations raised at this site will go to build the Allen Youth Center on Pine Ridge- thank you for all of your hard work, Kelsey!