As we say goodbye to 2009 and welcome a new year (and decade!), DribbleTheWorld decided to take a quick look back at how God has so graciously blessed our efforts to rescue children in Africa who are orphaned by the AIDS epidemic by using basketball. We hope you’re encouraged by the following people:
15″… As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
March 1: Nate Logan, Gasparilla Marathon (Tampa Bay,FL) Nate has an amazing heart for Christ and is willing to serve Him in any aspect. After dribbling the marathon, Nate, his wife Cherith, and their two children moved to Porto Alegre, Brasil, where they are serving as missionaries. You can check out their work at their website.
August 16: Ashley Ten Kate, NYC Half Marathon (NYC) Ash was our first female runner to dribble in a race! With her involvement, we had our second consecutive year in the NYC Half Marathon. She dribbled for Bethesda Outreach and Love146 who works to end childhood sex slavery and exploitation.
August 30: Eric Martin and Micael Carbonneau, Quebec City Half Marathon (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) Eric and Micael were our first international dribblers!! After they heard about Ash’s half marathon while at Camp Brochet, they immediately started dribbling around the gym. Three weeks later, they were dribbling through the streets of Quebec City! Fantastique les gars! =]
October 11: The 100 Mile Challenge (Jersey and NYC) 20 runners dribbled a basketball 5 miles each spanning 100 miles across New York City and New Jersey to stop the genocide in Sudan! Check it out the above link to see the five organizations that were blessed to support! Praise God for what He allowed us to do that day and for everyone who helped out!!
November 1: Eric Martin, ING NYC Marathon (NYC) As if Quebec City wasn’t enough, ;] Eric came to the city to dribble in the biggest marathon in the world!! With his participation, we had our third consecutive year of a dribbler in the marathon! Eric ran for Malaria No More and helped raise funds for life saving mosquito nets.
November 8: Whitney Rodgers, Danny Mundo, Melissa Mundo-O’Neill, Ashley Ten Kate ACT 5K/10K for Darfur (LI, NY) Through working with Save Darfur during The 100 Mile Challenge, we came across Athletes Changing Tomorrow and were able to support the work of another newly founded non-profit who assists those who are suffering injustice worldwide. Thanks Jessica and Amanda for all you girls do at ACT!
December 12: Morgan Cook, Reindeer Run 5K (Orlando, FL) Morgan heard about DribbleTheWorld from a friend of hers and checked out the site! She read about Ash’s half marathon and was challenged to dribble a race of her own. Morgan dribbled for Bethesda Outreach and Society of Saint Andrew to help feed the hungry in her area. Great job Morgan!
Praise God for all of the events that we were able to participate in this year! THANK YOU to all those who have prayed, told their friends about us, dribbled, donated, and read our stories! May God continue to be glorified in all that we do!