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YOUTH HOMES, INC.

Gold Coast ITU Triathlon World Championships Queensland, 

Donations as of September 20, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$6,900.00 Raised Online
$6,900.00 Total Raised

Jeremy Oury's Fundraising Page

RAISING MONEY FOR YOUTH HOMES DOWN UNDER
 
Hi, Everyone
 
Well, the big event is upon us (or specifically, me.) I am days away from the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, an event I qualified for at the USAT National Championships earlier this year. A group of 200 American triathletes were selected to compete in the event against athletes from 60 other nations, in a format of swim (1.5 kilometers), bike (40 kilometers), and run (10 kilometers.) Racers compete within gender-specific, five-year age-group categories.
 
Ramey Kodadek, Development Director for Youth Homes Inc, along with staff members, has put together this web page, donation page, and blog for the race and our fundraising effort. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for Youth Homes, and our method is to reach as many of you as possible, and just ask for small amounts. Exposure for the race has been prominent, and you can check out articles that have appeared in local newspapers by clicking on the "related articles" button above or below.
 
I am not here in Australia to "win" anything, other than awareness and support for Youth Homes. I have not taken the competition lightly, but I am realistic about the fact that I am one of the slowest qualifiers on the US team, and am competing against 3000 or so of the best triathletes on the planet. My own age group should have 100 or so participants, and I have a modest goal of trying to be in the top half of that group at the finish. Some of you who know me and have watched me race know that I can usually place pretty highly in local (Montana) races, and I placed about 15th at nationals in order to gain the spot to compete at Worlds. This race is bound to be somewhat humbling, but I have put together a creative and efficient training program this summer to put myself in the best shape possible. I am not a sand-bagger, just pragmatic. I can also rise to the occasion once in a while. 
 
I guess there's always a chance for the school bus driver who is inadvertently invited to the Indy 500 to have a good day, but there's going to have to be some flat tires or a problem with sharks on the swim for me to move up much.
 
I promise to leave everything out on the scorching roads of Gold Coast. You won't have to wonder about my effort; putting on a TEAM USA uniform does strange things to a man. Pride, at least the patriotic kind, can be quite powerful.
 
I know this is particularly tough year to be asking for any sort of support, and I completely understand if you prefer to read about and "emotionally support" me on my endeavor. but if you have even five bucks to kick in, it will be put to very good use for the kids at Youth Homes. Now would be a good time for some of you to call me out, give me some incentive, maybe question my manhood in the form or wagers or by adding to your already-generous contribution. One donor has agreed to double his pledge if I crack the top 50; that's the kind of thing I'll think about as I'm chasing down Aussies, Germans, Mexicans, and the French. Oh yeah, the French are going down...
 
I have been doing a daily update on training, traveling, and the lead-up to the actual race via a blog, which will be added to every day up through the race date of September 12. You can follow the blog, and the race itself has a site listed above. Please pass the link on if you think someone might be interested in Youth Homes, triathlons, or just watching an old man suffer for a good purpose.
 
Thanks for your support,
 
Cheers,
 
Jeremy

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Supporters

Comment Donation
Anonymous Go Jeremy
$347.00
Keri & Rich Nice work Cap'n, way to improve with age!
$125.00
Danielle Daly WOW! Congratulations on doing so well.
$50.00
Tony
$25.00
Anonymous Job well done! Now it's time to tip back a cold one!
$500.00
George & Lynda Corn Good show but when are you going to get in the backcountry?untry
$100.00
Lats and Heather From two new Aussie mates well done!
$100.00
KMR
$50.00
Chip Pigman Great Job! It's been fun following you.
$100.00
HAT "Real happiness is to vanquish your enemies, to chase them before you..."
$92.00
Brian and Lisa Glenn Nicely done.
$500.00
Rick Lubke Thanks for sharing your amazing journey. Good Luck!
$100.00
Jani Summers Exit Realty Good Luck Jeremy. I'm always appreciative of what Ramey and crew do for our youths.
$25.00
Rod Freeman, Exit Realty Bitterroot Valley, Inc. Go get "em" Jeremy!
$10.00
Tami Bonnell EXIT Realty Corporate Max said you needed beer money! Kick some butt!
$20.00
Steve and Jenn Amazing job already. Have a great race.
$40.00
Chris & Jeannie Siegler You've already won Gold for the Youth Homes
$100.00
Jim Clapp & Lee Ann Bradley Good job Jeremy, have a great day!
$50.00
Warwick Colgan Good luck mate. Make sure you have a vegemite sandwich while you're there!
$50.00
Dave McCormack Thanks for the inspiration.
$100.00
Nancy & Geoff Birnbaum I love that you give your all always - have a grand time racing
$40.00
Joel and Emily
$20.00
Dave Beat your Goal and I'll kick in another hunski. Good Luck
$100.00
lizj and nicolen make your goal and we'll double it
$15.00
Matt du tri Guzik $2 per Kilometers
$121.00
Max and Darla Coleman EXIT Realty Montana Inc. Speed nor body fat ratio will dictate this race. It is the immensity of a man's heart that will.
$200.00
Lacey Our actions define us. I'm proud of you.
$20.00
Jacques Oury Go fast. Take chances.
$50.00
Antara Croft Thanks for supporting Antara Sports all this time. Kick it up on Race Day!
$100.00
Melisa Arno Jeremy-You Rock! Thanks for supporting our kids and good luck!!
$20.00
Phil Kumin
$300.00
Tim
$50.00
Brothers Mortuary & Crematory Hey Mate - Look Alive !!!
$100.00
Skip Tschantz Any development projects down under?
$300.00
Paul Kink & Diane Thomas-Rupert
$100.00
Montana Build, Inc. Good Luck from your friends at MT Build!
$1,500.00
Sue and Dave McC Good on 'ya, Jeremy!!
$100.00
Brian Glenn Meet your goal and I will double it. Go get em.
$500.00
Paul and Jenn
$10.00
Jane
$100.00
Ramey Kodadek GO Jeremy GO! Thanks for caring about and supporting our kids!!!
$20.00
Robert & Amy Fields good luck (torches & time trial bikes?)
$100.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Lori Robinson Small boost for your ego
$50.00
Jeff Crouch go mate
$100.00
shannon callaghan G'day!
$250.00
Anonymous With all Jeremy's has going in his life, it is nice to see him spending time here
$50.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$0
Raised Online
$6,900
Total Raised
$6,900
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