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Jake Simms' Fundraiser:

Team Interactive NYC Marathon 2012

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Jake Simms via Crowdrise
September 10, 2012

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Jake Simms

THE STORY:

Running the NYC Martathon was something I put on my bucket list after watching from the sidelines a couple of times. Since the odds of getting into the lottery are somewhere in the 7% range, I decided the best bet for me was to find a charity, raise some money, and run with a team.    


After some research, I found Camp Interactive and their combined approach of using techinical skill building and outdoor experiences to help inner-city kids achieve their potential. Being from Kansas (and spending lots of time outdoors) and also being heavily involved in web video, it seems liked a perfect match.  I decided to run the half marathon with the team to test the waters and see if I enjoyed the people involved in the charity. I had a wonderful time, so I signed up for the marathon team.    

Fast forward a bit, and I actually beat the odds and got in the marathon through the lottery. I was in the marathon, and for free. It didn't matter. I learned through my past experiences with Camp Interactive, that I wanted to support them and their cause by raising money for the marathon.    

So here I am hitting you up for money to support a cause you're likely just now hearing about, and I fully understand if you are a little skeptical. I've already been through the training and experinces of one race with the people of Camp Interactive, and I can tell you that they are good people, with a good program, that is helping kids in a way that larger organizations cannot do. Your contribution will have a significantly larger impact to helping Brayan and his fellow Camp Interactive students.    

If that's not enough in itself, I've also decided to toss in a few rewards for certain donation levels.   

$25 - sweaty high five at the end of the race (or just a high five the next time I see you)

$50 - sweaty post race hug + pre or post-race shoutout on your social network of choice.    

$100 - sweaty post race hug, social shoutout, and you can choose my Facebook and Twitter profile photo for a day.      

$250 - you can choose my Facebook and Twitter profile photo for a day + choose the name I wear on my shirt during 3 miles of the race (must be kid-appropriate)

$300 - 2 hours of personal errands run or I'll come clean your apartment

$500 - happy hour on my sweet roofdeck (my treat)

$1000 - invitation to our house for an Lex-cooked meal on our roofdeck (all my treat, including booze) + you can cut off a chunk of my hair when it's long enough to donate.

$3,280

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jake Simms

    $150

  • Kathy Simms-Melzer

    $50

  • Kathy Simms-Melzer

    $50

  • Sharon Bastian

    $50

  • Mark Melzer

    $100

  • BPMW

    $200

  • Neil and Vera Anderson

    $100

  • ET

    $25

  • Piper

    $100

  • Kaylers

    $200

  • Rich Sosinski

    $100

  • Cody

    $150

  • Ben

    $50

  • Justin Day

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • AM

    $25

  • John Wiseman

    $100

  • Chris & Mary Hadley

    $25

  • JT

    $75

  • Nagi

    $50

  • Aynsley Anderson

    $30

  • Kat Hodgkinson

    $30

  • Paul Jaffre

    $20

  • Lex

    $100

  • jason siegel

    $30

  • Terrence Girard

    $15

  • MJR

    $100

  • B

    $55

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jonny A

    $25

  • Carrie

    $50

  • Dave and Jane

    $150

  • Ted Maloney & Claire Newton

    $100

  • Cam & Jess Russell

     

  • Michelle

    $50

  • Wesley Poer

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Omachonu Ogali

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ally

     

  • Chris J

    $100

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The Team: $62,460 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Dailey

Amount Raised

$6,450

Fundraiser Title

Charles Birnbaum

Amount Raised

$6,243

 

125% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dave Olstein

Amount Raised

$6,210

 

124% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kieran Foley

Amount Raised

$5,818

Fundraiser Title

Kate Greer

Amount Raised

$5,450

 

109% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

jack hidary

Amount Raised

$5,200

Fundraiser Title

Brett Lacher

Amount Raised

$5,132

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

anna smith

Amount Raised

$5,000

Donor Comments

Chris J

Chris J

DONATION: $100

Good luck Jake and I'll be looking for a photo! 5 years ago

Ally

Ally

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Omachonu Ogali

Omachonu Ogali

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

Wesley Poer

Wesley Poer

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Michelle

Michelle

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Cam & Jess Russell

Cam & Jess Russell

5 years ago

Ted Maloney & Claire Newton

Ted Maloney & Claire Newton

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Dave and Jane

Dave and Jane

DONATION: $150

5 years ago