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Kristen Lippencott's Fundraiser:

Steel City Greyhounds, Inc.

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WE DID IT!
June 06, 2017

Thanks to each and every one of you for your support - of me and the Greyhounds! We appreciate you so much!  We hit our $1,000 goal and ranked  See more

BENEFITING: STEEL CITY GREYHOUNDS INC

ORGANIZER: STEEL CITY GREYHOUNDS INC

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017

Kristen Lippencott

THE STORY:

In May 2016 I Ran for a Reason for the very first time! I was nervous – I had committed to raising $350 for an organization that serves a city I no longer live in. I have minimal fundraising experience and am not always great at asking people for money.

I logged my worst run time ever - a full 7 minutes slower than my slowest half marathon 5 years earlier and 11 minutes slower than my time just 2 months before.

I took just over 26,000 steps that day, and it was worth every single one. Maybe it was because I was running for someone else this time. This race wasn’t about me – it was about the 90 mph couch potatoes (as they are often referred to).  And I raised I raised $700 for the Steel City Greyhounds, an all-volunteer rescue for retired greyhounds. 

Why did I choose the Steel City Greyhounds as my team? Here is the story I submitted to them, and I happily share it below.

When I was 21 my mom shared her plans to get my younger brother and sister a greyhound for Christmas. I thought she and my step-dad had temporarily lost their minds. They had a small house and already had 4 people and a cat taking up residence. Not to mention the fence that had to be built, the special food, the coats, the high-maintenance care....I thought they were crazy!

I met Rip on Christmas morning. He was fresh off the track and out of Santa's sleigh - and the sweetest animal I had ever seen. When I left to make the 8 hour drive home a couple days later I left a little piece of my heart with Rip. 

18 months later I found out about Greg - another retired racer in need of a good home. I called up my mom - lied and told her he had perfect teeth and was just a little skinny - and the next morning we were off. Greg and I on the open road. We made a few pit stops, had lunch and discussed some pretty serious matters in life over the 500 mile drive. He was a perfect gentleman and we formed a bond that lasted the next 8 years - even though I only saw him 1-2 times a year.

Even though it's been over 15 years since I met Rip, I've still haven't had my opportunity to adopt a greyhound. My parents have Mabel now, a sweet girl who never made it to the track. She was lucky enough to get adopted by my parents just short of her 1st birthday. Her spunky personality is different from any other greyhound I've met; but her sweet demeanor sure isn't.

2016 is the first year I contemplated running for a reason...and when I saw the "Steel City Greyhounds" the decision was made. This breed has brought so much happiness to our family, I was happy to give something back to their family of racers. Thanks for letting me be a part of the team!

I’ve decided to Run for a Reason once again on May 7th, 2017. This year I'll be going the distance - all 26.2. My goal this year is $1,000 – and I think with your support I can do it! You can visit my fundraising page at: https://www.crowdrise.com/steelcitygreyhoundspitt2017/fundraiser/kristenlippencott

$1,030

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bill Wilson

     

  • Chris Fisher

    $25

  • Andrea & Jeff Young

     

  • Amy Young

     

  • Amanda and Wallace Smith, and Kaylee

     

  • Linda Kyzer

     

  • Good luck! TFC

    $25

  • Ed Caplan

    $25

  • The Hermans

    $25

  • Mary Kay Cooper

    $25

  • Beverly Smith

    $25

  • Debbie Gay

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Herman's

     

  • David Prince

    $25

  • Karen

     

  • The Gales Family

    $50

  • Maximus M.

    $40

  • Dara Solomon

     

  • Ashley and Nick Leopoulos

    $100

  • Lori Love

    $45

  • Katherine Stoll

    $100

  • Diane Sanders

    $30

  • Megan Orsini

     

  • Molly Cooley

     

  • Nancy Rhea

    $10

  • Jaime Shipley

    $10

  • Jenni Verstraeten

    $25

  • Amanda Smith

    $10

  • Clarence and Jeane Young

    $25

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103% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $15,466 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

STEEL CITY GREYHOUNDS INC

Amount Raised

$3,580

 

18% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Callaghan

Amount Raised

$1,279

 

365% Raised of $350 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Church

Amount Raised

$1,139

 

152% Raised of $750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Lippencott

Amount Raised

$1,030

 

103% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steven Gross

Amount Raised

$545

 

156% Raised of $350 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Thomas Locascio

Amount Raised

$503

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George Kopishke

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joe Stabile

Amount Raised

$500

Donor Comments

Clarence and Jeane Young

Clarence and Jeane Young

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Nancy Rhea

Nancy Rhea

DONATION: $10

5 months ago

Jaime Shipley

Jaime Shipley

DONATION: $10

5 months ago

Jenni Verstraeten

Jenni Verstraeten

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

DONATION: $10

5 months ago

Molly Cooley

Molly Cooley

5 months ago

Megan  Orsini

Megan Orsini

5 months ago

Diane Sanders

Diane Sanders

DONATION: $30

Go Kristen! 5 months ago

Katherine Stoll

Katherine Stoll

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Lori Love

Lori Love

DONATION: $45

5 months ago