November 5, 2014

Team Chris Weekend: Part 2

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Meet Lauren, the daughter of my Team Chris friends, Matt and Lindsey. With her Team Chris shirt and black tutu Lauren was too cute not to photograph.

Lauren’s dad, Matt is a very fast runner. Like me, Matt ran the Marine Corps Marathon for Team Chris. Unlike me, he ran fast, but not fast enough for him. In fact, he is going to Philadelphia this coming weekend to run that city’s marathon. Run faster Matt!

Matt’s wife, Lindsey is not a marathoner. She is a sprinter. Or so she tells me. I have yet to see her run a step.

Matt is also one of the coordinators of Team Chris Weekend at MCM and race director of I Did the Grid, Team Chris’ 4 mile Memorial Day Weekend race.  He and his whole family (His wife Lindsey, brothers Tom and Rob and Rob’s wife, Erin) work tirelessly to make The Grid and MCM weekends successful. They are just a small part of the crew that makes Team Chris so special.

Below is a shot of Erin, who completed her first marathon that weekend. She was beaming with so much pride I offered photograph her as well. I’m sure she is still wearing that medal.

About 30 runners participated in the race for Team Chris this year and all of them finished. Collectively we raised almost $30,000 — almost doubling last year’s total! The money will go to sponsoring and training service dogs for wounded warriors. I am thrilled and honored to be part of such a wonderful organization.

Thanks to everyone who donated to the cause! If you meant to, but forgot, there is still time The donation page will be live until around Christmas:

I have one more post about the weekend coming. But it will have to wait until Veterans Day.

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