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Alison, Kiyah, Noel, Kelly, Meghan, & Natalie: Tarheel Team for Kids


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Registration Number: TEAMTH

Last Name: Tarheel

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Kelley, Natalie, Meg, Kiyah

Meghan, Noel, Natalie, Kiyah

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Our Donors

  1. Alison Gustafson
  2. Matt Davidson
  3. Terrance O'Brien
  4. Dannie Andrews
  5. Aaron Duffey
  6. Tim & Donna Duffey
  7. Keri Monda
  8. Janne Boone
  9. Mekhala Koshy
  10. Nancy Northcutt
  11. Tyler Steffey
  12. Tom Heath
  13. Angeline The
  14. Tim Baird
  15. Courtney Bryan
  16. Kyle Bryan
  17. Joan Shaddock
  18. Ophir Tanz
  19. Brie Turner-McGrievy
  20. Carl Raetzsch
  21. Lori Delaney
  22. Dan Taber
  23. Patrick Kirby
  24. Devon Davidson
  25. Han-Shen Yuan
  26. Jeff & Tatum Fettig
  27. Jim Ridings
  28. Chad Slining
  29. Jason & Linda Slining
  30. Molly Perencevich
  31. Debbie Holladay
  32. Kate Solley
  33. Lindy Settevendemie
  34. Erin Hamilton
  35. Peter Jacobs
  36. Tom & Suzy Slining
  37. Phil Bardsley
  38. Rebecca Mozafarrian
  39. Helen & Dave Anderson
  40. Jennifer Hashley
  41. Megan Dunigan
  42. Harsha Thirumurthy
  43. Angelique Craney
  44. Mike Min
  45. Ashley Owens Woods
  46. Arvind Reddy
  47. Jake Sgambati
  48. Dave Anderson
  49. Gene Blake
  50. Tom Whitmore & Andrea Meier
  51. Heena Patel
  52. Bart Miles
  53. James Henry
  54. Mary Neill Hagood
  55. Jan & Rick Gleim
  56. Karen Biernesser
  57. David Andrews
  58. Diane Kulik
  59. Aurea Vega
  60. Barbara Poole
  61. Lauren Stillman
  62. Andrea Kelley
  63. Gordon-Larsen Family
  64. Joel Johnson
  65. Graham McCullough
  66. Anna Mae Hayden
  67. Darv & Amy Johnson
  68. Carolyn Geck
  69. Darlene Kulik
  70. Fran & Don Davidson
  71. Tonie Taft
  72. Traci Gizzi
  73. Robert & Lesa Secco
  74. Jan & Mike Nugent
  75. Tuan Nguyen
  76. Tom Swasey
  77. Frank Kulik
  78. Ruchir Shah
  79. Mike Jou
  80. Molly Grabow
  81. Elizabeth Graham
  82. Armand Kramedjian & TOO Tarts
  83. Eileen Younes
  84. Brendan O'Brien
  85. Nidhi Sachdeva
  86. Jon Davis
  87. Rachel Cage
  88. Aaron Cage II
  89. Destini Kulik
  90. Jason Brodak
  91. Susan Ennett
  92. Scott Campbell
  93. Ezra Block
  94. Alice Ammerman
  95. Tracy Wesley
  96. Jill Kilby
  97. Jonathan Coulter
  98. Deepkaran Reddy
  99. Mary Shymanski
  100. Sharad Puri
  101. Emily Height-Medouni
  102. Sally Roberts
  103. Debbie Bush
  104. Rachel Tabak
  105. Silas Pearman
  106. Lori Tengler
  107. Debbie Southern
  108. Heather Mathews
  109. Catherine Vladutiu
  110. Carrie Whitney
  111. Dori Steinberg
  112. Ningqi Hou 
  113. Linda Adair
  114. Filippo Porco
  115. Drew Walker
  116. Katherine Walker
  117. Robin Audesse
  118. Elizabeth Widen
  119. Katie O'Brien
  120. Joe Shymanski
  121. Rusty Miller
  122. Barry Popkin
  123. Barbara Rimer
  124. June Stevens
  125. Scott Ickes
  126. Holly Miller
  127. Bethany Poinchter
  128. Kevin Balko
  129. Daniel Pomp
  130. Rachel Foster
  131. Anna Campitelli
  132. Jane White
  133. David & Terry Baird
  134. Clark & Bev
  135. Mrs. Cis Rhoda
  136. Ms. Meghan Slining
  137. Rob & Kelly Policelli
  138. Hilde Steffey
  139. Jimmy Cretney
  140. Hannah Gill
  141. Hollis Oberlies
  142. Seth Murray
  143. Meg Leonard
  144. Jesse Jones-Smith
  145. Vanessa Bell
  146. Krista Ochocki
  147. Yvette Roy
  148. Erin King
  149. Suzy Slining
  150. Josh Lamb
  151. Ellen Bradley
  152. Jamie Shea
  153. Nate Vinton
  154. Juliette The
  155. Swie The
  156. Lisa Parker
  157. Susan Haws
  158. Jeff Treut
  159. Fleet Feet Sports
  160. Buddy & Sarah-Ann Davis
  161. Chris & Emily Cella
  162. Sarah Wyckoff
  163. Jessica Cichocki
  164. Molly O'Brien
  165. Will Brown
  166. Dianne Ward
  167. Daisy Zamora

Welcome to Team for Kids!

We're committed to improving the health and fitness of children across the United States and around the world.

Team for Kids members support acclaimed youth running programs that improve health, combat obesity and enhance personal development of children from low-income communities. Since 2002,Team for Kids members have raised more than $8 million to fund NYRR Foundation programs now uplifting almost 50,000 children a week in more than 200 schools and community centers. Programs are transforming kid's lives in New York City and throughout the United States as well as the Cape Town region of South Africa.

Team for Kids plays a decisive role in responding to the devastating human and economic toll of childhood obesity a deadly scourge whose long term consequences will diminish tens of millions of lives and cost of hundreds of billions of dollars if left un-reversed. With primary support from Team for Kids, NYRR Foundation's model programs teach children the fundamentals of lifetime fitness, while building their fortitude and focus and increasing their self-discipline and self-esteem.

How We Help Kids

Team for Kids is made up of adult runners from around the world who pledge to raise critical funds for New York Road Runners Foundation youth programs. These programs currently serve more than 25,000 children each week in 150 New York City schools and community centers, as well as sites in Arizona, California, Florida, Tennessee, Washington DC, and South Africa. The Foundation focuses on underserved communities-- places where kids get little or no physical education in or after school.

NYRRF programs give kids the tools to be active for life. NYRRF classes promote physical health, emotional well-being, and personal achievement. Children set personal fitness goals; NYRRF provides instruction, structure, and incentives to help them reach those goals. In these free programs, kids also learn about nutrition and the importance of academic achievement, all the while becoming physically active. NYRRF establishes the program, trains the faculty, and provides ongoing support to teachers, staff and volunteer coaches to maximize the impact of the program at each site.

Donations fund the programs. Team for Kids members receive contributions to meet their pledge commitment to NYRRF. These donations are an important financial source for NYRRF youth fitness programs. Donations pay for:

  • Training for teachers, coaches, field managers, and coordinators, most of whom are volunteers
  • Incentives for children to encourage them to maintain attendance, demonstrate sportsmanship, and strive for and achieve fitness and personal-achievement milestones
  • Entry fees and transportation costs so participants in our programs can compete in races and attend running-related sporting events
  • Resources to establish programs in areas of greatest need

More kids benefit as Team for Kids grows. Team for Kids started with a small group of runners participating in one race. Now some 1,000 team members are running and receiving donations from more than 25,000 generous contributors. This powerful outreach directly affects the number of children who can benefit from NYRRF programs.

Team for Kids Funding and Program Growth

School Year TFK Amount Raised Children Served Per Week
2002 $ 180,000 575
2003 $ 280,000 1,600
2004 $ 520,000 3,300
2005 $ 1,375,000 15,000
2006 $ 2,870,000 25,000
2007 $3,500,000 45,000
Goal by 2010 $ 7,000,000 100,000

Each year, Team for Kids members and their friends and families support thousands of kids. As fund-raising becomes increasingly successful, more children can participate in NYRR youth-running programs.

Kids today need physical fitness programs. Physical education is more important than ever. Because of changes in diet and lifestyle, kids are increasingly at risk for diseases that can significantly diminish the quality, productivity and longevity of their lives. By learning how to walk and run for exercise, how to make physical activity a habit, and how to set and achieve goals, kids develop the tools they need for a healthier, more productive life.

Childhood obesity shortens lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control:

  • Inactivity and poor diet will soon overtake smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Currently, obesity-related illnesses cause 300,000 deaths a year.
  • Health-care expenses and productivity losses related to obesity problems cost Americans more than 100 billion dollars annually. The annual medical expense for juvenile obesity is more than $127 million.
  • Type 2 diabetes is expected to afflict one in three children born in 2000 due to poor diet and lack of physical activity.

Kids in New York City aren't getting the help they need.

  • 43 percent of elementary school children are overweight or obese.
  • Student-teacher ratios for physical education are an estimated 730 to 1 in elementary schools.
  • In two out of three middle schools, most of the physical education classes have more than 50 students.
  • Two out of five public schools (all levels) offer no after-school sports and fitness activities at all.


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