The final numbers are in for the fund-raising for the juniors tied in with the Boston Marathon, and they are wonderful. When everything is totaled up, the donations were --
For the junior team -- $22,538
For the ski-O team juniors -- $514
For the senior team -- $674
Overall total -- $23,718
As I said, wonderful.
Thanks to the following for their donations:
George and Lyn Walker
Ross Smith and Sam Saeger
Glen and Janet Tryson
Carl and Mary Jo Childs
Mike and Vivian Fritz
Jeff Saeger and Judy Karpinski
Walter & Patricia Lyons
Ken Walker Sr
I don't expect to be running another marathon anytime soon. But I do expect that there will be many more opportunities to help our younger orienteers -- not just financially, but also through anything from coaching to transportation to just encouragement or showing an interest in them. Many of you already do this, and do it a lot. It makes a difference.
Finally, just a personal note. I was thinking about your pledges every single mile into Boston. It turned an experience that I feared would be difficult and depressing into one that, while still difficult, was also exhilarating. I will remember it fondly for a long time. Thank you.
And I know the juniors thank you too.