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THE STORY:

I am the Executive News Director for KREM 2 News, the CBS affiliate TV station in Spokane, WA.    I will be competing in Ironman Coeur d’Alene on June 29, 2014.  An Ironman triathlon consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.  All three must be completed on the same day within 17 hours.

I was partially inspired to race by following the example of Steve Gleason, former star football player for the New Orleans Saints, Washington State University and Gonzaga Prep (Spokane).  I graduated from Gonzaga Prep five years before Steve and he has been one of my heroes as I watched him dominate on the field in high school and later in his career.  When I saw Steve’s courageous response to raise awareness about ALS following his diagnosis in 2011 by starting Team Gleason, I was inspired to start training for an Ironman race, which is something I’ve never done before and far beyond my below average triathlete credentials.  If you could have seen me in my first sprint triathlon in 2005 you would never have thought I would ever consider an Ironman.  I’ve only improved slightly in the last eight years of competing in triathlons.  I’ve also had six major, basketball-related knee surgeries, including three torn ACL’s and a microfracture, so I really have no business attempting an Ironman, but I’ve adopted Steve’s “No White Flags” attitude to make it happen.

In a partnership called Project Inspire with KREM,  WWL-TV in New Orleans and Team Gleason I have created the Team Gleason Ironman Challenge. I’m asking you to donate at least $10 (or more) for the opportunity to guess my Ironman finish time for a chance to win a signed, 16 x 24 framed picture worth $1,500 of Steve’s dramatic 2006 punt block against the Atlanta Falcons in the first football game played in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.  Click here for complete rules and a guide to guess my finish time. Don’t forget to leave Steve and/or me a note during the donation process.   Thanks for your prayers and support!

$11,282

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kyle Malone & Carolyn Boge

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Cardyn Pace

    $50

  • Harcus Family

    $50

  • Cole and Hayley Broenneke

    $75

  • KREM & KSKN TV

    $2,000

  • Lisa McKeirna & Haukur Johannesson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • John Bertagnolli

     

  • Mia Bertagnolli

     

  • Lisa Poole

    $50

  • Mike and Jean

    $25

  • Joe Guenthner

    $100

  • Diane & Tom Daugherty

    $50

  • The Grant Family

    $200

  • Kirk Wood-Gaines

    $10

  • Susan Wood-Gaines

    $10

  • Anna Wood-Gaines

    $10

  • In memory of Steven Davenport

    $50

  • Leslie Morris

    $15

  • Will & Allison Trist

    $100

  • SW

    $15

  • Diana Brooks

    $100

  • Cooper Kids

    $50

  • Shelly McKeirnan

    $50

  • Kevin and Jennifer West

    $50

  • Kortney Hamilton

     

  • Linda Fitzgerald

    $30

  • Steve and Kathy Price

    $100

  • Gary and Cate Cooper

    $100

  • Powell Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Debbie Gallagher

    $25

  • Jeff Huffman

    $100

  • The Illinois Herzogs

    $20

  • Jay and Diane

    $20

  • Fontenot

     

  • Shawn Chitnis

    $25

  • Kim Kieburtz

    $20

  • Megan Guenthner McNannay

    $25

  • Amanda Guenthner

    $30

  • Hayley's Mother In Law

    $50

  • Brian Yochum

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian K. Jones

    $200

  • Jenn Berdis

    $50

  • Mike and Jenn Carlin

    $100

  • Carol Sexton

    $50

  • Frances Steel

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Claire Flory

    $50

  • Team Olympia for Team Jane

    $25

  • Sylvia Swarner

    $60

  • Go Jane Go!

    $50

  • Maureen McCarthy

    $50

  • Izzy Heister

    $50

  • Christensen family

    $50

  • Roberta Thompson

    $250

  • Dave and Pat Hoskins

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Lila Ferger

    $25

  • Cathy Rima

    $40

  • Katherine Wooley

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dave Low

     

  • Roy/Ray & Precious

    $50

  • Steve Murphy

    $25

  • Mary Hoerner Riddle

    $25

  • Judy McVay

    $50

  • Andrea M. Miller

    $30

  • Dick Honnold

    $100

  • Tom Schaper

    $100

  • Frank & Sharon Bouten

    $300

  • Betty Johnson

    $25

  • Fred & Karlie Overmyer

    $20

  • Marilyn & Darrell Bafus

    $50

  • Lynn Wagner

    $25

  • Lori Myklebust

    $25

  • Frank & Shelley Tombari

    $250

  • Nancy Lien

    $10

  • Joanne Cipolla

    $25

  • Joseph and Brenda Vasquez

    $50

  • Cathy Kendrick

    $50

  • NWCN/Wayne Lynch

    $100

  • Ron McIntyre

    $100

  • Lisa & Haukur

     

  • Andy Huffman

     

  • Roger Hatcher

    $35

  • #nolagirlforever

    $100

  • Mary Ann Popich

     

  • Christina and Mike Bechtel

    $50

  • S.Reid

    $37

  • Mike and Susan Herzog

    $10

  • Chris and Siri Herzog

    $25

  • Kolette & Terry Paulson

    $50

  • Scott & Annette Bowman

    $25

  • BikeAThon Cash donations

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

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45% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $11,282 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Team Gleason

Amount Raised:

$10,192

 

41% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Pace

Amount Raised:

$1,090

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

BikeAThon Cash donations

BikeAThon Cash donations

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Scott & Annette Bowman

Scott & Annette Bowman

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Kolette & Terry Paulson

Kolette & Terry Paulson

DONATION: $50

Go Noah! 1 year ago

Chris and Siri Herzog

Chris and Siri Herzog

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Mike and Susan Herzog

Mike and Susan Herzog

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

S.Reid

S.Reid

DONATION: $37

1 year ago

Christina and Mike Bechtel

Christina and Mike Bechtel

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Mary Ann Popich

Mary Ann Popich

In memory of Blazenka "Blanch" Popich. 1 year ago

#nolagirlforever

#nolagirlforever

DONATION: $100

#nowhiteflags 1 year ago