Darin's Ironman For A Cause
I'm a teacher, husband and father of three children. I am inspired by Eugene and Minhee, the founders of ODW; their sacrifice and faith is encouraging. They have shown my wife and I one way that we can live "connected" to the real world. While living in small town America (Walla Walla) it is all too easy to become complacent in my faith. I want to use my time and talents intentionally and not passively. I've chosen to be an educator for such a reason.
I've also taken up endurance sports, to show myself, children and students that we can do amazing things when we set our minds to those goals/dreams. My training is in full swing. One way for me to not get sucked into the self-centeredness of triathlon is to have intentional focus on family. This time I'm eager to train with the added inspiration of helping the widows, fatherless, and impoverished in the world.
Why I'm Doing A Triathalon
I'm planning/training to complete my first Ironman triathlon June 24, 2012. I'd like to use this event and personal goals to help others see the dire need of so many millions of people in the world. Although a considerable amount of time goes into my training, I'm determined not to let it interfere with my family, so I often train before or after they sleep.
I'm hoping to make my life goal of completing an Ironman even bigger by inspiring others to be "others focused." Maybe the craziness of my 140.6 mile event can cause others to give a crazy amount to others. My hope it that 100 people will give $140.60 (or any other amount) towards my race to help fund ODW's partner project with Building Tomorrow to build a school in Uganda.
Darin's Ironman For A Cause Progress
Raised So Far
Donations to this Fund
|Earl & Carol Plagmann||$146.00||-||07.27.2012|
|Nathan Ziegler||$20.00||Way to go Darin. It was great to follow you during the race. Nice job at finishing! -Nathan & Tennille||07.05.2012|
|Sarah Johnson||$140.60||Fantastic job Darin! What a super accomplishment. Congrats!||06.26.2012|
|Anonymous||$5.00||Payment of 5.00 USD submitted through PayPal.||06.24.2012|
|Giddy Up and Go Espresso||$140.60||06.24.2012|
|Jody Posey||$140.60||I hope you are resting today! You are so inspiring, way to go Darin!||06.24.2012|
|Wayne Dickson||$40.00||Great job Darin||06.23.2012|
|Richard Greene||$140.60||Go Darin Go! Run all the way to Eugene.||06.23.2012|
|Michelle Wilwand||$140.60||Good luck Darin! You have been a great educator to two of my boys in the classroom and I also cherish the friendship our little guys have!||06.22.2012|
|David Nelson||$140.60||Go Darin! Godspeed this weekend good friend. We send our love and best wishes to you and Becky and your whole family! Dave & Carla, Lauren, Noelle & Luke||06.21.2012|
|Marilyn Durand||$140.60||"Go, Darin, go!!" Much Love & Blessings, Mom & Dad||06.18.2012|
|Audrey Moore||$75.00||Good luck, Darin. You are amazing! We wish you luck and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!||06.17.2012|
|Heather Miller||$140.60||The Millers are so proud of you, what an inspiration....GO DARIN!||06.11.2012|
|Marissa Waddell||$25.00||Go Darin!!!||06.07.2012|
|Bluum Holdings, LLC||$72.00||-||06.04.2012|
|Mark & Marsha Fortune||$45.00||-||06.04.2012|
|Ted Stanke||$140.60||Go Darin. Love Ted and Jeannine||05.19.2012|
|Marc Bruce||$1,000.00||Go Darin! We are blessed to call you (and Becky!) friends and are thankful for the example you are for so many. We are excited to partner with you in this great endeavor! Sincerely, Marc and Karri||05.16.2012|
|Mary Burt||$20.00||Go Darin!!!||05.16.2012|
|Mark Bauman||$200.00||Payment of 200.00 USD submitted through PayPal.||05.15.2012|
|Mary E Weller||$70.00||You make an old teacher proud, Darin. Happy triathlon---for a great cause! 'Madame' Weller||05.14.2012|
|Bluum Holdings, LLC||$350.00||-||05.09.2012|
|Tim Sneath||$140.60||I would love to have done the Ironman with you, but I'm having my nails manicured on that day. So I'm making a donation instead - hope that's OK... :)||05.04.2012|
|GEORGE SONG||$140.60||Way to go Darin! Praying the Lord's favor on you and your family, bro...||05.03.2012|
|Marianne Clarke||$140.60||I was hoping to be your first donor, Darin. Good luck and let me know how I can help out. I look forward to seeing you this summer. I plan to come to you. Love, Marianne||05.03.2012|
|Annette Mendez||$140.60||Darin, wish we could be there to cheer you on!!! You're an inspiration as you lead by example of being such a giving person. You rock! We love you! -Annette, Gil & Dylan :)||05.02.2012|
|Micah Gordon||$20.00||GO Mr. Durant!||04.25.2012|
|Kim Samitore||$20.00||GO Darin! :)||03.02.2012|
|Darin Durand||$140.60||Starting the first steps of this fundraising goal with my own donation. I know that I'll draw strength from focusing on others during my grueling day in June. Join me in helping to build this school in Uganda - to educate the next generation.||03.02.2012|
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