Sunday, November 22, 2009

2010 Event Updates/Charity News

I have officially locked myself into the following events:

May 15 (signed up) - Lakes to Pines Triathlon - 500 yd swim - 14.7 mi bike - 5K run

This will be our third year at this event, which will be doing it's 3rd annual. It's been a well-run event and we have enjoyed going to it. It will be the first triathlon of the 2010 season for me unless I sneak down to a warmer clime early in the season. This has been the Boy's® annual triathlon outing, although there may be more in store for him this coming season.

May 22 (signed up) - Fargo Half Marathon

This will be my first half in quite some time. I want to gauge my ability to train and run this distance to gauge my possible attempt at a 1/2 Iron Man (1.2 mi swim, 56 mi bike, 13.1 mi bike) in the future. Should be a flat course.

Other possible events can be seen on the right side navigation area of this blog.

Charity News

I'm not one to plug for donations, but I wanted to pass this one along. The Well Kept Wife™ and I had the opportunity to visit Russia in 1995 and came away forever changed. A local high school quarterback for our school districts team is now raising money for an orphanage. Donations can be sent as below. Please consider a donation if your current funds allow you to do so.

Wayzata quarterback Sasha Doran, who was adopted from a Russian orphanage seven years ago, is headlining efforts to raise funds for the orphanage in which he and his two older sisters once lived. Sasha and his parents, John and Mary Ellen Doran of Plymouth, will travel to the Pechory Orphanage in late December.

Approximately 250 children live in the Pechory Orphanage, ranging in age from 3 to 18. The Doran family is collecting funds which will be used for items such as socks, toiletries and undergarments. A fundraising event will be held next month and an account has been set up to accept donations.

The fundraiser will include music, food, drinks and a silent auction. It will be held at the Hamel VFW, 1920 Hamel Road in Hamel, on Dec. 12 from 7 to 11:30 p.m.


Help Sasha Give Back

c/o Voyager Bank

10653 Wayzata Boulevard

Minnetonka, MN 55305

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