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Team Hoyt VB 2015 Fundraiser

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BENEFITING: TEAM HOYT VB

ORGANIZER: TEAM HOYT VB

Ainsley Rossiter

THE STORY:

Thank you, TEAM HOYT VB, for the opportunities you have made possible over the last SEVEN years!   Ainsley and I will run her 96th road race at Rock n Roll VB and I would like to take a moment to recall the day when il this amazing journey began, back in August 2008. 


As we drove to the oceanfront that summer morning, my mind raced with questions:  Where exactly do we meet, will there be equipment for Ainsley, how much does it cost to run in the race, how do I sign up, is it too late for Ainsley to participate, will they have handicap parking, to name but a few....within a few hours, little did we know, our path of our lives will have changed forever. 
Lori and the kids had made signs to cheer her on..."Beach ya can't catch us" the sign read.  Shortly after arriving, all of the questions and uncertainties had clarity and Ainsley was ready to Roll as a Team Hoyt VB rider!

 The director said go and she took off!  I had never been to a race before, so I had no clue about registering for a bib.  Hence, I was not registered and did not start running.  Just as they disappeared out of sight down the oceanfront Boardwalk, Miss Peggy looked at me and said, "I thought you where running!?!?".  I said that I don't have one of those sign thingies to put on my shirt.  She looked at me and said, well I guess we can just stand here and wait....but, you do know this is a public Boardwalk?  Hmmm, I thought, I guess I could go catch up with them (note: my intent was not to be what I know today is a bandit, if fact I frown on that practice).  So, I took off down the board walk. As I reached the 1 mile mark, Ainsley had already reached the 1.5 mile turnaround and was approaching me at her mile 2.  So, I turned around to run the final mile with her....so I thought.  You see, Ainsley was flying!  In fact, as the wind blew in her face she was smiling big, as if she realized she was actually in first place!  I ran with her for a half mile...at a 6:30 minute mile pace...before turning to her angel and saying, "I can't keep up, don't let me slow you down, go, go go, she love it and she is going to win!" And with that, he increases tempo and sprinted her home to a first place finish!  Yes, she won the race and that was very cool for her first race...but, she also won something so much more valuable that a race.  Her first story behind the bib doubles as the story that started the first day of the rest of her life, as an ATHLETE! 

Seven years later, oh how my list of questions from years ago have changed and oh how our lives have been forever changed!  Thank you, Team Hoyt VB!

a forever grateful father.
 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,524

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ainsley's Angels in Virginia

    $100

  • Ainsley's Angels in North Carolina

    $100

  • Ainsley's Angels in Maryland

    $100

  • Ainsley's Angels in South Carolina

    $100

  • Ainsley's Angels in Hawaii

    $50

  • Ainsley's Angels in Mississippi

    $100

  • Ainsley's Angels in Washington State

    $100

  • Ainsley's Angels in New York

    $355

  • Ainsley's Angels in Central Illinois

    $100

  • Ainsley's Angels in San Antonio

    $60

  • Sub Two Hour Half; Yes You Can!

    $159

  • Your Angels in Eastern Carolina

    $600

  • 10.00 a day for 60 days of Ainsley's Angels Power2Push

    $600

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631% Raised of $400 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $21,023 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Team Ashley Via

Amount Raised

$8,770

 

175% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Trey White

Amount Raised

$4,085

 

409% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Ainsley Rossiter

Amount Raised

$2,524

 

631% Raised of $400 Goal

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Robin Kassir

Amount Raised

$1,250

 

125% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Jennifer McCormick

Amount Raised

$778

 

130% Raised of $600 Goal

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Team Noel

Amount Raised

$690

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Ashley Feaganes

Amount Raised

$422

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Team Liam and Allison

Amount Raised

$400

 

100% Raised of $400 Goal

Donor Comments

10.00 a day for 60 days of Ainsley's Angels Power2Push

10.00 a day for 60 days of Ainsley's Angels Power2Push

DONATION: $600

The Evans Family is honored to present 10.00 for each of the 60 days we traveled across the USA spreading our shared message of inclusion! Go, Team Hoyt VB! 3 years ago

Your Angels in Eastern Carolina

Your Angels in Eastern Carolina

DONATION: $600

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Team Hoyt VB And look forward to bringing 3 of our riders up to join the fun, as we celebrate Ainsley's 6th running of this great race! 3 years ago

Sub Two Hour Half; Yes You Can!

Sub Two Hour Half; Yes You Can!

DONATION: $159

Ainsley has been chasing a 1:59 half marathon for 7 years....it is time! 3 years ago

Ainsley's Angels in San Antonio

Ainsley's Angels in San Antonio

DONATION: $60

Dream Big! 3 years ago

Ainsley's Angels in Central Illinois

Ainsley's Angels in Central Illinois

DONATION: $100

Looking forward to seeing everyone roll with the wind! 3 years ago

Ainsley's Angels in New York

Ainsley's Angels in New York

DONATION: $355

From the Power to Push Run Across America for inclusion finish line in NY to VA Beach! 3 years ago

Ainsley's Angels in Washington State

Ainsley's Angels in Washington State

DONATION: $100

Lots of Smiles! 3 years ago

Ainsley's Angels in Mississippi

Ainsley's Angels in Mississippi

DONATION: $100

Roll With The Wind! 3 years ago

Ainsley's Angels in Hawaii

Ainsley's Angels in Hawaii

DONATION: $50

Mahalo, Team Hoyt VB! 3 years ago

Ainsley's Angels in South Carolina

Ainsley's Angels in South Carolina

DONATION: $100

Inclusion is winning! 3 years ago